Hadi Law team can take care of everything. We understand losing someone dear to you is bad enough!
We at Hadi Law Solicitors can help! While there is no amount of money that can make amends for losing a loved one, it does help to know that finances are taken care of, leaving you free to grieve the person who has suddenly disappeared from your life.
It may be the case for example that you are the wife of the deceased, who stays home and looks after the children. In this situation, we would look to get you the compensation that will allow you to comfortably carry on doing this.
If you have lost a loved one and believe it to be because of someone else’s lack of due diligence, then call us on 01772 447000 or request a free call back to obtain free legal advice.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- I was financially dependent on the deceased.
- If these are your circumstances then we will look to recoup the money you are accustomed to so that life can continue in as normal as possible. Although not limited to this, we will try to get you compensation to cover the following:
- Children / childcare.
- Pension / pension rights.
- Financial support.
- Household work.
- Am I legally allowed to claim?
- The UK Law states that the following people are legally allowed to claim if they were financially dependent on the deceased:
- A parent or ascendant of the deceased.
- A spouse or a former spouse.
- A civil partner or former civil partner.
- A child / descendant, including non-blood related children who was treated as if a child from the marriage.
- A cohabitee – if you have lived together as man and wife for 2 years or more.
- A brother, sister, aunt or uncle of the deceased.
- What you should know about this type of case:
- You may be entitled to bereavement damages, which is a fixed sum set by statute of £11,800 and is paid to the spouse / civil partner OR the parents of a child under 18 years of age.
- The first sum of compensation will be calculated based on the pain and suffering caused between the time of the deceased injury and the time of death. In addition, any financial costs built up over this period plus funeral costs will be taken into consideration.
- The second sum of compensation is typically called the Dependency claim and it consists of the contributions that the deceased would have typically made to take care of the family. This is typically paid to the current and any previous spouses, along with the bereavement damages.