Loss due to the death of a loved one compensation claims Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
If you have lost a child, spouse or other close relative as a result of an accident or illness caused by a third party, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
A claim for the loss of a loved one is known as ‘loss of society’ and although your loss may not be financial, you are entitled to claim compensation for the loss of the relative’s company and future guidance. Our solicitors understand that this may be a very difficult time for you and will always treat your case with empathy and respect. Whilst nothing can ever replace the person you have lost; a financial award can help your financial situation in the future and hold those responsible for your loss accountable. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our understanding team, call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.
Who can make a claim for loss of society?
There are certain limitations on who is able to bring a claim for loss of society. Only the relatives set out in Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 as ‘immediate family’ are entitled to make a claim. These relatives are;
- spouses or civil partners
- parents, step-parents, children and step-children
- grandparents, step-grandparents, grandchildren and step-grandchildren
- a person accepted by the deceased as a parent, step-parent, child or grandchild
- siblings, half-siblings or a person brought up in the same household as the deceased and accepted as a child of the family in which the deceased was a child
If you are unsure as to whether you may be entitled to bring a claim, you can contact us to discuss how best to proceed.
What can I make a claim for?
The level of loss of society compensation is dependent upon the relationship you had with the deceased. The closer the relationship the bigger the award. Once we have taken all relevant details from you we will be able to advise on the likely value of your claim. Loss of society compensation amounts vary greatly, so it is important that you consult with an expert legal adviser before accepting any offer of compensation from the party responsible.
Contact our expert loss of society compensation lawyers
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident or illness caused by a third party, contact our team today. Our lawyers are spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.