Who can make a fatal injury claim?
The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 allows anyone dependent on a deceased person to claim compensation if the death was caused by another person’s negligence, misconduct, or error.
There are a variety of relationships that are deemed as dependent:
- A spouse or civil partner.
- Anyone who lived with the person for two years before their death.
- Anyone who lived with the person immediately before they died.
- Parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and anyone the deceased classed as a parent.
- Children, including those adopted and those related through marriage or civil partnership.
Our solicitors can advise you if you are not sure whether you can make a claim due to your family’s circumstances.