All claims for compensation are assessed individually. The amount of compensation paid depends on the type and extent of your injury and your particular circumstances. The compensation you are entitled to may be reduced if you were partially at fault.
Your claim could include the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, loss of income, cost of care and support services and general damages (pain and suffering) if your injury is severe enough. You may be able to claim other expenses depending on your individual circumstances. Discuss any queries with the insurer or your solicitor (if you are legally represented).
Examples of loss that may be claimed by a relative or dependant of the person who sustained a fatal injury are:
- reasonable funeral costs
- financial loss arising from the death of an income provider (this could be claims from the surviving spouse, including de facto partner, dependent children and other dependent persons).
To make a fatal injury claim use the Fatal Injury Claim Form.