Compensation fatal accident claims – increase

Compensation fatal accident claims – increase

The good news (if it can be described that way) is that compensation for fatal accident claims are to increase as a result of the Lord Chancellor’s announcement to cut the discount rate for future losses where the someone has suffered life changing injuries or fatal injuries.

 

The effect of the discount rate cut in fatal accident claims is that in some cases the amount of compensation may almost double.  These type of cases are relevantly rare however and are often awarded in birth-injury claims for clinical negligence where there is a long life expectancy but with round-the-clock care.

 

 

Posted: March 31, 2017 at 1:05 pm


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