What is the Fatal Accidents Act 1976?

The Fatal Accident Act 1976 is a piece of legislation in the UK that modernised the law and how it correlates to bereavement damages for relatives. In summary, the legislation ‘allows relatives of people killed by the wrongdoing of others to recover damages’. It states that if someone’s wrongful or negligent actions caused the death of another person, then the relatives are entitled to bereavement damages. Compensation claims that fall under this legalisation include dependency claims, bereavement claims and funeral expenses.

Posted: February 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm