It is always traumatic to lose a loved one in a fatal accident, no matter what the circumstances were. And the grief turns more often into helpless anger if the accident has happened due to someone else’s fault or carelessness. However claiming compensation won’t bring back the loved one, but can ease some of the financial burden and can assist you to handle emergency financial matters. Every case in this category is different from the other and the circumstances will decide the nature of compensation that can be claimed.

The following circumstances or situations get the maximum importance in cases of compensation claims:

Suffering, pain and loss of amenity of the deceased like for example, if the deceased were already suffering from some sickness or was already bed ridden resulting from some medical negligence, the claim will be for the pain and suffering that the deceased person had to suffer during their lifetime. Then there are the cases of actual losses, where the compensation can be claimed for the expenditures incurred in the course of providing medical care for the person who is/ was injured. There are the administrative expenses which have been incurred while dealing with the individual’s demise or their estate. There can be huge hospital bills, long term nursing care, expensive medicines, housing adaptations, medical aids, and the travelling costs which was incurred in the course of medical treatment.

In some cases the expenses occurred for funeral rites are also considered.  In cases where there has been a loss of earnings, where during his lifetime also, the deceased was not in a condition to earn a livelihood is also considered. Compensation can also be claimed for the loss of active support that the deceased provided like housework, childcare, gardening, and other household chores. Last but not the least is the losses for dependency which is often the major section in cases of fatal accident compensation claims. If the deceased is survived by dependents that depended on his or her income then claims can be made under fatal accidents. Therefore in cases where the sole bread earner is the deceased person then the calculations for compensation will take into account the income, loss of pension, bonuses and allowances such as use of company car, healthcare benefits, and mobile phone usage.