Wrongful Death Lawyers

Dependency Claims After a Fatal Accident

When you lose a loved one after an accident or incident, whether as a result of a car or biking accident, a workplace incident, medical malpractice or some other wrongful or negligent act, the repercussions can be devastating. You may suffer from the loss of financial and emotional support, grief and much more. And you may also be entitled to a dependency claim for compensation for that loss.

Nervous Shock

A nervous shock claim is separate to a dependency or fatality claim. It can be brought when a person suffers a psychological or psychiatric injury as a result of the death of their loved one. Compensation for nervous shock may include pain and suffering, medical and mental health treatments and loss of income.

We Can Help

While we recognise that no amount of money can replace your loved one, or perfectly remedy the impact that their loss has on you, a dependency compensation can help ease the financial strain that you may be experiencing at an already difficult time.

At Denning Insurance Law, our lawyers are experts in the fields of dependency, fatality and nervous shock claims. We’re here to help you find financial security and ease so that you are able to focus on grieving and healing without financial worries.

Free Initial Consultation

For each of our personal injury cases, we’re happy to provide a free one-hour initial consultation. We can assess the merits of your case and let you know the best next steps without any obligation on your part.

Who Can Claim?​

Under Queensland law a dependency or nervous shock claim can be brought by an injured or deceased person’s:

What Loss is Covered?

In Queensland you could be entitled to compensation for the loss of financial support and companionship, and for the suffering that is caused by the death of the loved one. You may also be entitled for coverage over some costs associated with your loved one’s death, such as medical or funeral expenses.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim for Compensation?

Dependency, fatality and nervous shock claims are limited by strict time requirements. If you have lost a loved one, get in touch with our expert lawyers as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are fully protected.