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Bereavement Damages Legal Advice Scotland

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we can go through, and the pain is magnified when the loss is due to the negligence of another party. Bereavement damages are paid out following someone’s death in these situations, to compensate for the pain and suffering of those closest to the deceased.

If someone close to you has had a fatal accident because of someone else’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to bereavement damages. For sympathetic advice on your situation, please contact the personal injury specialists at Jones Whyte Law. It is our aim to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve, and to take the burden of claiming bereavement damages off your shoulders at this very difficult time.

Who Can Claim Bereavement Damages in Scotland?

We can support and represent anyone who is legally entitled to compensation, including:

  • a spouse;
  • a civil partner;
  • a parent;
  • a child; and
  • a sibling.

Please contact us to find out if you could be due bereavement damages. You may be entitled to bereavement even if you are not a blood relative of the deceased, but you were treated as such.

How Much Can You Claim?

In Scotland, unlike in England and Wales, there is no statutory limit on the level of bereavement damages that can be claimed. The amount is determined on a case-by-case basis. In particular, the following elements will be considered:

  • the nature of the relationship between the deceased and the surviving relative;
  • the impact the death has had on the surviving relative; and
  • the age of the surviving relative.

Those entitled to bereavement compensation can claim for the following:

  • the distress experienced relating to the victim’s suffering before their death;
  • the suffering experienced following the loss of the deceased; and
  • the loss of society (the loss of the deceased’s company and guidance now and in the future).

We will ensure that the full impact of your pain and suffering is taken into account in any compensation award.

Claiming Compensation Following a Fatal Accident

We understand that going through the process to claim damages after a relative’s death can seem like an additional stress at an already extremely difficult time. However, with the support and guidance from our highly efficient and understanding solicitors, you can get the compensation you deserve after what has happened to you and your family in a quick and stress-free way. 

Of course, no amount of damages can make up for the loss of a loved on. What a claim for bereavement damages can do, though, is help you get the answers you need to understand how and why this happened. Your claim may also prevent another tragic incident like this from occurring again.

Contact our Bereavement Damages Solicitors Glasgow, Scotland

The team at Jones Whyte can offer you support and guidance during this time, especially in relation to the financial burdens that you may be experiencing. A successful claim for compensation can give you the answers you need and help you manage the financial consequences of your loved one’s death.

Our lawyers have successfully represented relatives of fatal accident victims in many different situations, including accidents at work, accidents in public places and road traffic accidents. We can assist you throughout, by representing you in a claim for compensation, appearing on your behalf in a Fatal Accident Inquiry and managing any media attention. For legal advice and assistance call us on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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