Of course, no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one. But understanding what happened and making sure that the responsible party is held accountable can be a comfort. The compensation will also help you and your family financially and provide peace of mind for the future.
Devonshires Claims medical negligence experts will do our best to find out what happened and to help secure the justice and compensation you deserve.
In all compensation claims, the amount of compensation a person can receive is dependent on the details of their specific case. The following areas may be covered by a fatal claim:
- Pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (PSLA ) damages on behalf of the deceased, which includes compensation for their suffering due to negligence prior to death
- Losses encountered by the deceased prior to their death
- Loss of financial support to the family or other tangible care. This includes loss of the deceased earnings and projected earnings until retirement age.
- Loss of the deceased benefits (disability payments, pension)
- Loss of companionship
- Statutory bereavement award
- Funeral expenses
The only remedy for clinical or medical negligence provided for by law is financial compensation, but you may also be able to receive an apology from the medical facility or individual care provider who is responsible for your loved one’s death.