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Claims for Loss of Dependency Following Death

There is nothing harder to cope with in life than the death of a loved one. As well as the significant emotional impact, you may also feel worried about what the future holds now that the support of your relative has gone. At Jones Whyte Law, we know all too well how difficult it is to come to terms with the death of relative following an accident. It is our aim to provide support to our clients who find themselves in this situation in order to make this time a little easier to cope with.

If your relative was involved in a fatal accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for loss of dependency. Our lawyers can represent you throughout a claim for compensation, taking this burden off your shoulders. Compensation can help you manage the financial consequences of losing someone close to you. Contact Jones Whyte today to discuss your circumstances with our sympathetic solicitors.

What is a Loss of Dependency Claim?

A loss of dependency claim is one brought by family members who were dependent, financially, on the deceased, before they passed away. It is based on the reasonable expectation that the dependent’s financial needs would continue to have been met had the deceased remained alive. It takes into account the income of the deceased and the number of dependents relying on that income. However, this form of compensation will not take account of funeral expenses.

Who is a Dependent?

There are various categories of people that may be eligible to claim for loss of dependency. Our personal injury lawyers can help all those who are entitled to compensation, including:

  • A husband, wife or civil partner. You need not have been married for a specific period of time, and divorced and annulled partners may be able to claim too.
  • A cohabiting partner, as long as:
  • you have been living with the deceased in the same household for two years immediately before the date of death; and
  • you have lived as though you were husband and wife for that period of time.
  • The parents and ascendants, including grandparents and great grandparents, or those treated by the deceased as a parent.
  • Children and other descendants, including those who were treated as such by the deceased.
  • A brother, sister, aunt or uncle or the children of these people.

If you intend to make a claim for loss of dependency, contact the experienced solicitors at Jones Whyte today for advice on the next steps to take.

Contact our Loss of Dependency Claim Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

While you may not wish to consider claiming for compensation at this time, it is important to remember that you could be legally entitled to it, and that it can make a significant difference when managing the financial implications of a loved one’s death. When you instruct Jones Whyte, you can be certain that your dedicated lawyer will take a sympathetic approach to your situation, while also thoroughly preparing your claim to ensure you get the highest amount of compensation possible.

For legal advice and assistance from solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us. We are based in Glasgow, and serve clients throughout Scotland. Call 01413751222 today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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