Who is able to bring a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act?
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing it may be possible to bring a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act.
The Fatal Accidents Act may be applied in a number of different situations, including:
- following a death as a result of medical negligence
- following a death as a result of an accident at work
- following a death as a result of a road traffic accident.
Under the Fatal Accidents Act there are different types of compensation claims that can be pursued. The type of claim that an individual is entitled to bring is dependent on their relationship with the deceased.
In this video, medical negligence specialist Mark White explains the differences between:
- statutory bereavement awards
- dependency claims.
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