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Types Of Fatal Accident Claims

Fatal accidents are types of accidents which have resulted in the death of someone involved in the accident.  The loss of a loved one in an accident is not only devastating, but it can also lead to huge financial difficulties.  This is especially true if the deceased has left behind dependents or if the deceased was the breadwinner of the family.

Fatal accidents can result under numerous circumstances, but if it was caused due to the wrongdoing of another person, it can give rise to fatal accident claims.  Fatal accident claims can stem from the following:

Road accidents

Whether it is a car accident, lorry accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, you may be able to make a compensation claim if you have lost a loved one as a result of the accident.

Defective products

Defective or faulty products can result in fatal injuries. In such cases, strict liability applies which means that the claimant must only prove that the product was defective and it caused the death of a loved one.  It is not necessary to prove that the manufacturer of the product had been negligent.

Medical negligence

If someone has died as a result of medical negligence, then a claim for wrongful death can be filed against the hospital or the clinic.  However, it is essential that negligence on the part of a medical professional is established.  The claimant must be able to prove that the medical professional provided a substandard level of medical care which resulted in the death of the patient.  Examples include wrong medication being prescribed to the patient or wrong site surgery being performed.

Work accidents

Accidents at the workplace are quite common and sometimes, they can result in fatalities too.  Fatal work accidents mainly take place in construction sites and mining industries. However, they can also take place in other industries under a variety of circumstances.  If you have lost someone in a fatal work accident, a compensation claim can be made against the employer.  Exposure to hazardous substances can also cause fatal injuries.  Example includes asbestos exposure giving rise to asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung diseases which are fatal.

Making A Fatal Accident Claim

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