Is compensation payable for death?

Yes.  A dependant of a person who dies as a result of a transport accident can receive a lump sum payment.  They may also receive a weekly benefit.  The weekly benefit is payable for a period of 5 years.  However, it can also continue until the youngest dependant child completes full time education.

The maximum weekly benefit payable is currently $ 1,540.00. The maximum lump sum death benefit is currently $216,130.00.

Dependant children also have an entitlement to an education allowance. Family members are entitled to grief counselling paid by the TAC.

Expert legal advice should be obtained concerning death benefits.