A fatal accident is the worst incident that can occur in the workplace, with devastating consequences for all involved.
Croftons Solicitors are on hand to provide the legal support families and loved ones need should a fatal work accident occur.
Depending on the job, there are various dangers which could potentially lead to a fatal accident. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that their workplace is as safe as possible, and the correct safety equipment and training is provided.
Fatal Work Accident Compensation
The dependents of an individual who passes away due to an accident at work may be entitled to compensation, if it can be proved that an employer’s negligence was responsible for the accident.
In addition to determining who is at fault, the length of time since the accident is also an important consideration. Compensation can only be claimed for fatal accidents which happened within the last three years.
Factors that will be considered include the pain and distress caused to the victim, funeral costs and other medical expenses which may have been incurred.
Bereavement awards can be made to the spouse, civil partner or parents of the deceased. Partners in a long-term unmarried relationship (over two years) who lived together are treated the same as a married couple.
This bereavement award can also be claimed by dependents such as children, grandchildren and any other individuals that directly relied on the care of the deceased.
Enquire About Your Claim
Our team have dealt with a number of fatal work accident claims in the past, and have a comprehensive knowledge of this particular legal field.
To speak to Croftons Solicitors, you can either fill in the online contact form or call us free of charge on 0800 2800 094.
An appointment will be arranged at the next convenient date where your case can be discussed in detail, along with the next steps that should be taken.