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Fatal Accident Cases Update: Uplift in Compensation for Bereaved Families

8 December 2022

A bereavement award under the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 is compensation paid out to families where a loved one dies following an act of negligence, such as medical mistreatment, a road traffic accident, or an incident at work. In Northern Ireland, this sum has increased this week from £15,100 to £17,200.

Bereaved spouses, civil partners, and parents of under-18s are eligible to pursue a claim for damages under the legislation.

Full information is provided for under the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.

O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors continue to advise and pursue legal action on behalf of bereaved families who are eligible under the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.

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