If you have recently lost a loved one as a result of a fatal injury, your life may have been turned upside down emotionally and financially. If you consider medical negligence caused or contributed to their death, then you may be able to eligible to claim compensation.
Although monetary compensation may be the last thing on your mind at the moment, it could help you in many ways. Firstly, if you are struggling to work at the moment, or if your family has lost its main breadwinner, financial compensation can provide you with the breathing space you need to start the recovery process. Secondly, it will help you to start the process of planning for the future.
If you have dependents, you may be worried about how you will support your family. Financial compensation is the best way to ensure the future of your family; such a claim will be expected by those who have been negligent, and you are entitled to justice in such an unjust situation. You may feel you don’t have the emotional reserves to deal with such a process, but this is where we will assist you. Our job is to take the burden of making a compensation claim from you, allowing you to focus on the day to day needs of you and your family.
If a third party was responsible, we will work with you to gather the evidence necessary to prove negligence occurred, and that this caused the death of your loved one. Dates, circumstances, witnesses, injuries, timings, safety precautions; all of these and more will be needed to prove liability against the third party, whether it is an organisation, company or individual.
You have three years from the date of the fatal injury to make a claim, therefore it is important to act in time, and to allow time for the case to be put together. As part of this process, medical evidence will need to be obtained. Your Lawyers will be looking to prove that the other person was totally responsible for the fatal injury and what they did (or failed to do) caused the death.
Don’t worry about the work involved. Your Lawyer will support you at every stage of the process. They will take the facts from you and then you can leave them to deal with the procedure, up until the claim is settled.
If you are the husband, wife, or close family member of the fatally injured person, then you can commence a claim on behalf of the deceased estate.
Nothing can compensate for the loss of your loved one, but financial help may make the future a little easier going forward.