The following people may be able to claim, under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, if they were dependant on the person who died:

  • the wife or husband or former wife or husband of the deceased;
  • any person who:
    1. was living with the deceased in the same household immediately before the date of the death; and
    2. had been living with the deceased in the same household for at least two years before that date; and
    3. was living during the whole of that period as the husband or wife of the deceased;
  • any parent or other ascendant of the deceased;
  • any person who was treated by the deceased as his parent;
  • any child or other descendant of the deceased;
  • any person (not being a child of the deceased) who, in the case of any marriage to which the deceased was at any time a party, was treated by the deceased as a child of the family in relation to that marriage;
  • any person who is, or is the child of, a brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased.

Contact Sydney Mitchell today to see if you have a claim.

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