When a wrongful death occurs due to someone’s professional or medical negligence, it is a tragedy. It is always left to family and friends to try and sort out their finances, plan for the funeral and attempt to move on with their lives. Wrongful death claims are some of the most important forms of compensation available today, and you cannot afford to choose an inexperienced team, or one which doesn’t have your best interests at heart, to represent you.
Any death which has occurred because of professional or medical negligence, or even just generally poor standards, which could have been prevented is a wrongful death. There is a wide range of different causes of avoidable deaths, including:
- Work-Related Deaths – This can include an on-site accident which ends in a fatality or if your loved one had contracted a work-related illness which could have been avoided. In these cases, you will be making your claim directly against the employer you believe to be responsible for your loved one’s death.
- Medical Negligence – There are all kinds of malpractice and medically negligent reasons which can result in your loved one’s wrongful demise. Anything from poor medical treatment, incorrectly performed surgery or failing to inform your loved one of the risks associated with certain treatments can all be constituted as medical negligence.
- Car Accidents – If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligent driving, you should be able to make a claim directly against them.
To make an avoidable death claim, you need to be the closest relative of a person who has died in an incident which was somebody else’s fault. This can be difficult to identify in some circumstances, such as with certain medical negligence cases. However, if there is reasonable doubt to suggest that the death of your friend or family member is someone else’s fault, then you are eligible to make wrongful death claims against the person, business or medical facility responsible.
Wrongful death claims can be made in both England and Wales under the Fatal Accidents Act, 1976. You can make these claims if you are the surviving spouse, civil partner or the parent of a child under 18. You can claim compensation if:
- The deceased was the main financial provider for the family.
- The deceased was the main carer for the family and you have had to pay for alternative arrangements for childcare or disability care.
You are also able to claim the funeral costs. In most circumstances, you are also able to seek compensation for yours and your family’s grief and suffering.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can offer a wide range of no-win, no-fee personal injury and avoidable death services to people across the UK. We know how difficult it can be to deal with the death of a loved one without worrying about their funeral costs and other financial concerns. That is why we are proud to offer no-win, no-fee solutions to help you deal with this traumatic period of your life.
Any death in the family is painful, but an avoidable death can feel even worse. We can work with you to achieve the compensation, and the justice, that you need to start recovering. Nothing will bring your loved one back, but our professional team can help you to deal with the financial difficulties that their departure has left.
If you’re looking for more information regarding your eligibility to make wrongful death claims in the UK, our team are here for you. We can help you to understand if you are eligible to make a wrongful death claim against a business, person or medical facility. If you do have a legitimate claim, then our team will take the case of your hands, allowing you to focus on recovery and grief.
If you want to book your initial interview with our no-win, no-fee team of professional personal injury lawyers, then get in touch. You can either call us directly on 0800 699 0079 or, if you’d rather, you can email our sympathetic avoidable death specialists today at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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