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How Does Asbestos Affect the Body?

Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that can lead to truly devastating consequences. When a material containing asbestos becomes damaged, it creates a hazard for anyone who comes into contact with it. Exposure to asbestos is most common in workplaces which involve property work such as construction and renovation. At first, there are no signs that…

2 Examples of Bereavement Award Payouts

Here on Fatal Accident Claims, we have talked about the bereavement award for several years now. This is one of our most specialist areas and a common first step in achieving compensation following the death of a loved one. We have long debated that the award is unjust and offers a pitiful amount, but for…

The Bereavement Award Payout Has Increased as of May 2020

It’s taken a while, but the bereavement award has finally seen an increase to its payout amount… As of 1st May 2020, the sum awarded for bereavement damages in England and Wales has been increased from £12,980 to £15,120. It is the first increase in the award that the government has introduced for seven years.…

What to Look for When Appointing a Fatal Accident Claims Solicitor

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident that wasn’t their fault, we know that the aftermath can be challenging for you due to several reasons. When you are ready to pursue a compensation claim, there are several factors to look out for to make sure you receive the best solicitor…

What Are Your Fatal Accident Claim Options?

When it comes to fatal accident claims there are a number of possible avenues you can go down to claim the compensation and support you deserve following the death of a loved one. It can be quite challenging knowing what you can do amidst the pain of a bereavement as well as the uncertainty around…

Frankie Murphy Inquest Liverpool 26.06.19

The Inquest of Frankie Gary Murphy The Inquest was held following the tragic death of a young boy just 13 years of age who sadly lost his life on Liverpool Road, Page Moss , when his bike was hit by a car shortly after 5pm on October 24, 2016. Our Principal Solicitor who attended the Inquest, at South…

Part 36 Offers – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 36 Offers  What is a “Part 36” Offer? A          Part 36 offer: this is where your opponent has made you a formal offer on one or more issues that are currently in dispute.  The offer could be in relation to the settlement of your compensation claim or an offer on…

Lorry Driver Watching TV Causes Death

A lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving when it is alleged that he was watching television at the time of the collision. The lorry driver drove into the rear of the vehicle the deceased was driving when it is thought he was watching television. The lorry driver has denied causing…

Rate of Fatal Road Accidents in Britain Reaches Highest in Five Years

Fatal road accidents can leave devastating consequences for all those involved in a crash as well as the family of the deceased. The rate of these type of accidents are on the rise and having reached the highest figure in five years, it just shows the alarming danger road users face in Britain. As reported…

The Factors Which Can Determine a Bereavement Award Claim

When it comes to claiming a bereavement award, there are a number of different factors which will affect whether your claim is successful or not. Here is a round-up of some of the most common elements which will determine whether your  bereavement award payout is successful or not. What Affects a Bereavement Award Claim? To…