We deal with a wide variety of injury and fatal accident claims
At Cheadle Solicitors, we take on a wide range of injury claims; we offer a free consultation. Our motto is let us review your case – even if your claim has been rejected / turned down by another firm we will advise you if you have prospects of success.
We also deal with:-
- Accidents at the gym
- Dog bite claims
- De Puy Metal on Metal Hip Implants
- PIP breast implant claims
- Cosmetic surgery claims
- Dental claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Actions against the MOJ
Fatal accident claims
Here at Cheadle Solicitors, we know the loss of a family member as a result of a fatal accident can be completely devastating, together with the huge emotional trauma of losing a loved one the financial implications can be immense.
There are two main parts to a Fatal accident claim, the victim’s claim and the dependents’ claim. There is also a separate statutory award for bereavement.
If the victim suffered a pre-death injury then this part of the claim will include compensation for these.
If the fatal accident occurred due to the wrongful act or negligence of another party, making a fatal accident claim for compensation can alleviate future financial problems.
Family members who can make a claim for dependency include a child or person treated as a child, grandchild, parent or guardian, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or child of brother, sister, aunt or uncle, husband, wife, former husband or wife and cohabiters living as husband or wife for at least two years.
Statutory award for bereavement
In addition to the victim’s claim and the dependents’ claim, there is an additional damages payment following a fatal accident, the statutory award for bereavement, a lump sum which increased from £10,000 to £11,800 for deaths after 1 January 2008.
In a successful fatal accident claim, this sum is payable by the negligent party to a bereaved person following the death of a partner, spouse or child under 18, even if the deceased does not have a victims claim and there was no loss for dependants.
Contact us to discuss your injury or fatal accident.