Claims involving a fatality

Claims involving a fatality guidance:

A limited class of people who were dependent in some way on the deceased (ie dependants) are entitled to bring a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA 1976). See...

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A coroner (or a jury where there is one) is required to make a determination at the end of an inquest of the matters which were ascertained from the investigation process...

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Elements of a fatal accident claim There are two different elements to a fatal accident claim: • the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 (LR(MP)A 1934) allows...

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Causes of action When the victim of a personal injury action has died prior to trial, two distinct claims are possible. A claim can be brought for: • the benefit of the...

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Introduction This Practice Note explains the applicable law and procedure where a party dies during the course of a personal injury claim or at the pre-action stage. It...

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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August...

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Apportioning damages between dependents Although all of the dependents' claims are brought before the court in a single action, this is done for the sake of...

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Claims for past expenses and losses from defendants tend to consist principally of the: • lost financial dependency, and • value of the services that...

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What can be claimed by the estate under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934? The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 (LR(MP)A 1934) allows the...

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Reporting deaths to a coroner Not all deaths are referred to a coroner. A coroner must be informed that the body of a person is within their area where 'there is reason...

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