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Compensation when a relative dies

You may be able to claim compensation if a close relative dies in an accident (caused either partly or completely by another driver). A close relative could be:

  • your husband,
  • your wife
  • your partner
  • your brother or sister
  • your half brother or sister
  • parent or child

You may be able to claim even if the relative who died was partly at fault in the accident.

You should complete the compensation to relatives claim form and send it to the insurer within six months of the accident.

Everyone responds differently to the death of a loved one. Take care of yourself and allow others to support you. Friends and family, support groups and social workers and other health professionals can all help.

Our emotional recovery page has more information that might help you. We also have a guide for people who have lost a relative in a motor vehicle accident and fact sheets on: