Fatal accident at work claims- Lorry driver killed.

Fatal accident at work claims– Lorry driver killed.

The 59-year-old died when he fell from a flat-bed skip lorry at his place of work.

It is still unknown exactly how the deceased died, but it was believed at the time of the accident the deceased was set work to do by the manager to collect scrap machinery from the yard when he fell from his lorry.

Colleagues found the deceased lying next to the vehicle bleeding from his head and unconscious.

After the accident, the deceased was transported to a specialist trauma hospital by air ambulance and kept under sedation in an intensive care unit where he remained for two weeks post-accident.

The worker died three weeks post-accident due to attempting to climb out of his bed and collapsed and died a couple of hours later.

A coroner’s inquest took place due to this fatal accident and was found he died due to a blood clot in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.


Compensation for Fatal Accident At Work?

Due to this fatal accident at work, the next of kin and family members may be able to make a compensation claim.  But by making a claim for compensation is not all we can do as fatal work accident solicitors.  We can advise you on:

  • Liability – who is to blame for the work place death
  • Getting to the truth – instructing experts, medical and health and safety
  • Advice on probate, intestacy and procedure if there is a will.
  • Advice on who is entitled to the Deceased property.
  • Who can claim compensation on behalf of the next of kin, children & other family members?
  • Inquest hearings.
  • Coroner’s Hearing – verdicts and procedures.
  • Payment of household bills
  • Who is entitled to the home/property following the death.

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By making a compensation claim for a fatal accident at work, it will also help avoid other similar fatalities at the same work place as they employers will be put on alert of the risks and the employer’s insurance company will want assurances that similar fatal accidents at work will not happen again.

The family of the deceased are able to claim fatal accident at work claims on behalf of the deceased plus bereavement award, dependency claim, and other losses and expenses.

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If you have lost a family member due to a fatal accident at work, you are entitled to make a claim on the deceased’s behalf. For more information on fatal accident at work claims, contact one of our highly experienced solicitors who will deal with everything on your behalf.

Posted: February 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm