The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 allows you to claim for losses that you have suffered against anyone who causes death by their wrongful act. The Fatal Accidents Act will only award £18,000 damages for bereavement and the loss of reasonable expectation of financial benefit. Under the Law Reform Act the estate can sue for reasonable funeral expenses.
Examples of Claims:
- A suspicious death in police custody
- The failure of the police to prevent a foreseeable suicide.
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