The loss of a loved one is devastating. If you were financially dependent on that person, your situation can be made even more distressing.
If you have suffered loss as a result of the death of a relative, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of financial support that would have been provided by the deceased if they had still been alive.
If you have suffered psychological injury as a result of the shock of losing your loved one, you may also be entitled to lodge a separate claim for nervous shock.
Even if you cannot prove fault on the part of another party, you may be entitled to make a claim for total and permanent disability which is made against your superannuation fund.
It is important that you seek early legal advice regarding your potential entitlement to compensation. A dependency compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates in Queensland and what your potential entitlements may be.