Fatal Injuries

In cases where a person dies due to the wrongful actions of another, there may be grounds to seek legal redress. Family members of the deceased party or “Dependants” may seek legal redress against the individual whose wrongful actions caused the death of the deceased.

Seeking a Fatal Injury a legal action

Those seeking to pursue alegal action will need to have been financial dependant on the deceased and have suffered a significant financial loss along with the distress of the sudden passing.

In most cases, dependants are close family members such as

-Spouse or Former Spouse
-Parent
-Cohabiting partner
-Child
-Grandchild
-Grandparent
-Stepmother/Stepfather
-Stepbrother/Stepsister

Awarding Of Compensation*

Claims involving fatal injuries fall into three distinctive headings

-Solarium: This is based on the mental and emotional distress suffered by dependants after the death of a loved one. 

-Special Damages: This is for recoverable expenses such as funeral costs and the associated legal expenses of attending an inquest. 


- Loss of Dependency: This is in relation to the loss of financial support incurred by dependents as a result of the death of the deceased.

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*Disclaimer: In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fess or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.