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    The Millner and Knight Difference

    With over 50 independent personal injury lawyers serving on our panel we’re sure we’ll find the right one for you.

    At Millner and Knight we have a panel of specialist no win no charge solicitors who specialise in all types of fatal accident claims including, MVA’swork accidents, medical mistakes and accidents in public.

    We understand that no amount of money can ever make up for losing a loved one. Adjusting to life without someone you love is one of the most difficult things imaginable. We are here to offer our help and advice about claiming fatal accident compensation.

    Fatal Accident Compensation

    First of all, if you are reading this page and have just lost someone you love we can’t begin to say how truly sorry we are for your loss. Losing a beloved family member in a fatal accident due to the negligence of another, or in a situation that has no clear at-fault party is a traumatic experience to say the very least.

    If a partner or spouse has passed away in a fatal accident, this represents, at its most pragmatic, a loss of income. Amid the grief and trauma of losing such a beloved partner, this stress is compounded by financial difficulties.

    Legal fees may also arise due to probate and complications, such as your current dwelling having no clear beneficiary in a will.

    Losing a non-dependent family member such as a child also causes considerable financial strain. Costs such as hospital bills, funeral service arrangements and other bereavement services may put you or your family under intense monetary pressure.

    Our compassionate guarantee

    Millner and Knight understand that no single sum of financial recompense can make up for the death of a loved one. However, filing a claim with us to gain just and fair compensation may ease your stress in one significant avenue of your life.

    Compassion is key at Millner and Knight and our specialist no win, no pay lawyers appreciate the difficulty of discussing such a traumatic experience with a third party. Our legal experts are always available to listen and help on 1800 106 107 for whenever you feel ready to talk about your experience. We can also advise you if your claim qualifies for “no win, no fuss” – no out of pocket costs for unsuccessful claims.

    We’ve helped many people in situations similar to yours, so we have the experience to lend the right advice you need and the support you deserve. Not ready just yet? Leave us a message and we can contact you at a time more convenient for you.

    Fatal Accident victim claim

    The bereaved may claim compensation on behalf of the person who died.

    If the deceased experienced financial difficulty at the time around their accident due to ongoing treatment or unemployment, you may be able to claim these losses back on their behalf.

    You can also claim compensation on their behalf for any trauma or suffering incurred due to the accident.

    Dependent’s Claim

    A loved one may claim compensation if they can demonstrate a reliance or level of support on the income of the deceased. We can recover financial losses due to the loss of your loved one.

    Family members eligible to make a dependent’s claim for a fatal accident are:

    • Parent or guardian
    • A child
    • Husband or wife
    • Aunt or uncle
    • Grandchild
    • Grandparent
    • Brother or sister
    • Child of a brother, sister, aunt or uncle
    • Ex-husband or wife
    • a couple living together for a minimum of 2 years – de facto couple

    If you require expert and empathetic advice about claiming on behalf of a loved one, call us free today on 1800 106 107. We answer all your questions and talk through the claims process in detail. The bereaved may claim compensation on behalf of the person who died.

    If the deceased experienced financial difficulty at the time around their accident due to ongoing treatment or unemployment, you may be able to claim these losses back on their behalf.
    You can also claim compensation on their behalf for any trauma or suffering incurred due to the accident.

    Common types of fatal accidents

    We handle all types of fatal accident compensation claims however some of the most common cases we handle are:

    Medical mistakes

    Deaths, as a result of negligence, are often eligible for compensation. If you believe a doctor or health professional was derelict in their duty to care for your loved one, we may be able to help. Call us on 1800 106 107to discuss your rights and eligibility to make a claim.

    Road accidents

    Accidents on the road are one of the most common causes of accidental deaths in Australia.

    If you have lost someone you love to a road accident, our specialist RTA solicitors will help you obtain the compensation and apology you deserve.

    We handle all fatal RTA’s on a no win, no worries basis including:

    We can even help you if the accident was caused by a person who was drunk driving.

    Accidents at work

    Workplace accidents are another big contributor to accidental deaths.

    According to Safe Work Australia, 3,414 workers have been killed at work from 2003 to 2016.

    Employers have a legal responsibility to their employees to provide them with safe work environments, the correct training and provide the correct safety equipment.

    If you believe that an employer has failed in their duty of care which led to the accidental death of your loved one, we can help.

    Our work accident injury solicitors will leave no stone unturned when investigation your claim and won’t stop fighting until they make things right.

    Some of the most common causes of accidental deaths in the workplace include:

    Please don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned your loved one’s cause of death in the list above as we could still be able to help.

    Public place accidents

    Accidents in public places happen when you least expect them to.

    Every single piece of land in Australia is owned by somebody, and the owner of any public place has a legal duty minimise or eliminate the risk of injury by those who frequent the premises.

    If you have lost someone you love to an accident in a public place that wasn’t their fault you might qualify to make a public liability compensation claim on their behalf.

    Call us free on 1800 106 107 today for free advice and support tailored to your circumstances.

    What to do next

    We offer personalised and compassionate advice to husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and family members bereaved by the death of somebody close to them. Whether you’re looking for advice about your experience, or are prepared to begin a claim, we are here to assist.

    When you contact us, a legally trained specialist will handle your call. Our specialists are experienced in handling fatal accident cases similar to yours and understand how difficult discussing a loss of a loved one can feel.

    Since this is a preliminary conversation, we only require enough information to build your case. Intimate detail is not necessary during the consultation stage.

    During the talk, your advisor will let you know whether you have grounds for a claim. If you elect to continue, we’ll choose a lawyer who specialises in claims like yours and transfer you to them.

    Your lawyer will guide you through the fatal accident claims process and complete most of the paperwork and lodgement on your behalf.

    When you feel prepared, phone us free on 1800 106 107. Alternatively, you may start your claim online and we’ll return your call.

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