What Is A Family Law Act Claim?
You can file claims for damages and lost compensation if you’ve been injured due to negligence, but did you know you can claim for a family member? The Family Law Act in Ontario allows you to claim damages for the injury or wrongful death of a loved one.
Who Is Eligible?
If you are a spouse (common law included), child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, brother, or sister of the injured individual then you are eligible to claim damages. Further information on what is defined as a spouse, child, parent, or sibling can be found at Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (ontario.ca).
What Damages Can Be Claimed?
Under the Family Law Act, a variety of damages can be claimed including:
• Expenses incurred for the benefit of the injured person
• Funeral costs
• Travel expenses incurred for visiting the injured person during treatment
• An allowance for lost income if the family member has to provide nursing,
housekeeping, and other services for the injured person
• Compensation for the loss of guidance and companionship caused by the
person’s injuries or death
When someone is injured or wrongfully killed, the rippling effects can be devastating. We have been serving personal injury victims in Kingston and throughout Ontario for more than 25 years. Contact Zuber Brioux for advice on what is involved in filing a claim for you and your family. The first consultation is always free.