Bereavement Award Petition

Howard & Over are supporting a petition to increase the payment made to spouses or parents of children under 18 who have been killed as a result of negligence.

Follow this link for The Herald Express’ coverage of the tragic case of Ben Sewell who was killed in an accident at work:

 http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Parents-man-killed-South-Devon-recycling-centre/story-28836875-detail/story.html 

No sum of money can ease the pain of losing a loved one, but it cannot be right that the Government can collect a fine and costs amounting to £75,000 and the family receive only £16,000. Ben’s parents were prevented from claiming the additional bereavement award of £12,980 because Ben was over 18 although he lived with them full time and had no other dependents.

The level of the bereavement award and the fact that it is not even available to parents of young adults like Ben is a disgrace.

This travesty will continue until the law is changed. By signing the online petition  we hope to force a parliamentary debate on the issue and ultimately bring about a change to the law.

We are grateful for your support.

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