It has been reported that £15 million in compensation has been paid to some of the relatives of those who tragically lost their lives when the helicopter they were in crashed into the North Sea.
When a Super Puma Helicopter crashed in to the North Sea in April 2009 all of the 2 crew and 14 passengers on board lost their lives.
Some of the relatives of the victims have lodged claims for compensation and ten claims reportedly have been settled.
My friends at Thompsons regularly deal with compensation claims for relatives of people who have lost their lives due to the fault and negligence of someone else. My friends at Thompsons are all to aware of the tragic impact a loss of life can have on an entire family.
Although £15 million sounds like a lot of money, I think it is important that the sum is taken in context. Many families will have lost the main or a substantial breadwinners income as a result of this tragic accident and are being forced to live without a loved one in their life.