Fatal Workplace Accident Claims
Workplace accidents are quite common, but sometimes they do result in fatalities too. If an accident at work has occurred which has resulted in the death of a loved one, it may be possible for the family members to make a compensation claim.
However, to be able to win compensation, it must be proved that someone else was responsible for the accident. In the case of a workplace accident, it is the employer who must be blamed for the accident. This is because it is the employer who is responsible for maintaining the health and safety of the employees. If the employer is negligent and if it has resulted in a fatal accident, then the employer can be held liable for the death of the employee.
Making A Claim
If it can be proved that the fatal accident was caused due to the breach of statutory duty or negligence of another person, then a compensation claim can be made. It may be possible for the dependants of the person who has been killed in the accident such as the wife, husband or the children to make a claim. Others who were dependant on the deceased financially such as the parents, grandparents or grandchildren may also be able to make a claim.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, a compensation claim may be possible for the following:
- injuries sustained to the person who has been killed in the accident
- pain suffered if the death occurred some time after the accident
- funeral expenses
- loss of financial dependency
- statutory bereavement damages
- loss of non-financial dependency such as the help provided to the family members including household duties or tasks around the house or other DIY tasks
We Can Help You
Our expert solicitors have handled hundreds of fatal workplace accident claims. We have pursued such claims on a genuine no win no fee basis and helped bereaved family members recover maximum compensation for their losses.
We can provide expert legal advice on the merits of your fatal workplace accident claim and also advise you on how we can help you take your claim further. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and handle your case with proper sensitivity.
So if you have a case, we would like to help you get access to justice. You can call our solicitors today and arrange a free consultation.
You can reach us on our free helpline or via our online claim form.