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If someone close to you has died in an accident, you probably haven't considered making a compensation claim. However, you may stand to suffer both a financial as well as an emotional loss, especially if it is the main breadwinner who has died.
If the fatal accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you will be able to make a compensation claim. The solicitors at O'Neill Morgan have extensive experience of making such claims, and can support you through this difficult time, helping to relieve the stress of managing legal and financial matters.
Personal injury compensation given to the family of the deceased is usually in two parts:
Firstly, the victim's claim - to compensate where the deceased suffered physical and emotional pain, incapacity or distress.
Secondly the dependent's claim - to compensate the family for loss of financial support.
A fatal accident compensation claim can be brought by the deceased's husband/wife, ex-husband/ex-wife, co-habitee, children or other dependents.