The death of a loved one is a traumatic event for anyone, and this is made even more so where the death has resulted from a medical mishap or failure in care. While no award of damages can truly compensate for the loss of a close member of your family, if you have lost a loved one as a result of negligent medical treatment, you may wish to make a claim for compensation.
If you do wish to make such a claim, we are here to help. We are expert lawyers with an understanding of how vital it is to get you the much needed help and compensation to which you are entitled.
Why Make A Claim?
If you have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The claims which can be made in these circumstances include a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate for the pain and suffering they endured prior to their death. Such a claim is brought by the deceased’s executor or legal representative.
In addition, persons who were financially dependent upon the deceased, for example a spouse or children, as well as certain other persons set out in the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, can also make a claim for the loss of this support (which can be more than merely financial, for example the loss of the services a mother provides to a family). There is also a statutory award for bereavement, but the dependants who can make this claim are limited. If a husband of wife dies, then the surviving spouse can claim the bereavement award (which is currently fixed at £11,800 for a death which occurred on or after 1 January 2008).
The parents of a child under the age of 18 years can claim a bereavement award, if they are married, if the child was illegitimate, only the mother can claim. The loss of a loved one means that your life has changed in every way possible and it can have a serious impact on your quality of life. We want to ensure you peace of mind, and the necessary assistance to allow you to enjoy life once more. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience of helping people who have suffered loss of a loved one due to another’s fault or negligence.
Supporting Your Needs
As we have said, the loss of a close family member is traumatic and distressing and, in addition, can have a serious financial impact for those left behind.. This is why it is vital to make a claim so we can ensure you obtain the settlement you deserve and require to safeguard your future.
Why Choose Curtis Legal?
At Curtis Legal, your claim will be handled by a specialist team of solicitors. We have many years experience in dealing with medical negligence claims. We have extensive experience of conducting medical negligence claims which have settled at all stages up to that of full Court hearings, with substantial awards being made to claimants. Curtis Legal offers an honest no win no fee service.
If you feel you have a claim for the death of a loved one which has been the result of medical negligence, it is essential that you receive specialist and independent advice. We can help you claim compensation for the loss and any financial costs which you have incurred as a consequence of the death of your family member. We appreciate claims for compensation can be stressful but we aim to ensure that the process is dealt with as quickly, efficiently and professionally as possible. We are always happy to come and see you in your own home, so you do not have to worry about travelling to meet with us.