£190,000 Injury Settlement Obtained for Family of Man Who Died Following a Workplace Incident

24th August 2023



Neil John, who heads the personal injury team at Fraser Dawbarns, has recently settled a claim following the death of a man who was initially involved in a workplace accident resulting in orthopaedic leg injuries.  He spent several weeks in hospital, was discharged and shortly afterwards died as the result of a blood clot on his lung.

His employer’s insurers initially said that they couldn’t be held accountable for his death from a pulmonary embolism, as opposed to for his leg injuries, but following the inquest into his death the claim was settled for £190,000.

Neil comments: “When a personal injury claim is brought in relation to someone who has died, the settlement amount will reflect who was financially dependent on the person who has died.  So, when someone with no family dies, the settlement may be very low.  In this instance, the dependency claim was limited because the deceased’s wife has a similar salary of her own so she was not entirely dependent on him.  Where the only earner in a family dies leaving children as well as a spouse then a settlement may be much higher.”


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