This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Increase the bereavement award following a fatal accident.
The loss of a loved one, a WIFE, HUSBAND or CHILD according to the law is worth a pitiful £12,980, whilst celebrities can be compensated over £200,000 for hurt feelings/breach of privacy. We appreciate no amount of money can compensate for the loss, but the level of the award should be increased.
The law tells us how much relative(s) can receive following the death of a family member in a e.g. road accident or accident at work. The compensation was for the "bereavement" and public recognition that the death was wrongful.
In Scotland, the award is considered on a case by case basis. In one recent claim for a loss of a child, the parents were awarded £100,000. In England & Wales they would have received £12,980.
Support us to change the law to make it fairer to grieving relatives.
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