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What Are Loss Of Intangible Benefits In Fatal Accident Claims?

Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, claims for loss of intangible benefits relate to the non-economic losses that dependents of the deceased have to endure following the death of a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongful act. These intangible benefits, often termed “loss of dependency,” encompass various non-financial aspects that the deceased would…

Bereaved Parents Not Entitled to Compensation

FURTHER INJUSTICE FOR BEREAVED FAMILIES As a solicitor that helps bereaved families get to the truth following the loss of a loved one due to unlawful killings, accidents on the road and at work, I am continuing to fight for justice but find that the Courts and successive Governments are not in tune with today’s…

Bereavement Award – Time Is Running Out

Bereaved Parents Claim for Bereavement Award In the realm of bereavement support and claims, two key articles shed light on vital information for eligible parents, particularly regarding imminent deadlines and eligibility criteria. An important reminder is penned by Lucy Alderson, highlights a crucial deadline to claim a bereavement award looming for parents who have lost…

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

How long to live following mesothelioma diagnosis? Warning: This page concerns many questions asked by family members concerning how long a loved one has to live when diagnosed with a mesothelioma condition.   This page is written by experienced solicitors handling compensation for mesothelioma claims, we are not expert medical practitioners and naturally when reading…

Can you die from a broken heart?

Bereavement and dying of a broken heart This is very emotive topic.  I am a solicitor and act for many bereaved families for over 30 years.  I have recently read about takotsubo syndrome a condition that affects the heart following the death of a loved one.   I have heard for many years that someone…

Fatal Road Accidents Statistics

The facts and figures of Deaths in Road Accidents in the UK Deaths due to road accidents are recorded centrally and provide an overarching picture of the fatalities and casualties on our roads.  An important insight into fatal road accident statistics can be gained where road users are sadly killed that can be broken down…

Loss of Dependency Calcluation

Understanding Dependency Claims in Fatal Accident Cases in England and Wales Losing a loved one is an unimaginable pain, and when it happens due to someone else’s negligence, it adds legal complexities to the emotional distress. In England and Wales, loss of dependency claims in fatal accident cases aim to provide financial support to dependents…

Asbestos and smoking the legal implications

Can a claim be made for asbestos lung cancer when the worker smoked? Navigating the legal terrain surrounding workplace related asbestos exposure including mesothelioma is akin to unravelling a complex puzzle. In the realm of employment law, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers is foundational. Picture this: you’re diligently going about your job, and…

Did You Know: Farming Is One of the Most Dangerous Industries

When you think about dangerous industries, what comes to your mind? Most people will mention oil and gas, security, mechanics, etc. That’s perfectly fine; these economic sectors can indeed be risky. Now, imagine something different: when you picture a tranquil, calm industry, does anything come to mind? Many people will answer farming. Working surrounded by…

Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme Now £123,000

Mesothelioma Payout Compensation £123,000 Mesothelioma compensation payouts under the Government scheme for victims of the fatal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The scheme, which will start in April 2023, is funded by insurance firms and will pay an average of £123,000 to each eligible person or their family. The government has increased the payment…