The death of a loved one is always a traumatic experience especially if it was due to the negligence or fault of another party such as an employer in to workplace fatality or negligent driver in a motor vehicle accident.

You may be entitled to compensation if you were financially dependent on the person that died as well as for any outstanding funeral expenses and or medical bills associated with the accident.

You may also be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered a recognisable psychological injury as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one and you are unable to work or incurred medical expenses or other losses (commonly known as a “nervous shock” claim).

If your loved one died at work, there are additional provisions for payment of compensation known as the Notional Residual Entitlement Amount pursuant to the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 which depends on the degree of your financial dependency on the deceased at the time of their death. There are also provisions for a weekly allowance for dependent children and step-children.

There are strict time limits to bring a claim for loss as a result of a fatal accident. It is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Let our experienced team of lawyers help you to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for your claim. We endeavour to make the claim process as simple as possible whilst providing you with support for the entire duration of your claim.

You will not be charged for the initial consultation if you do not wish to proceed.

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