APIL is conducting a very worthy campaign for "Fairness to Families" - On International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) today (28 April) APIL will once again highlight the need for the law on bereavement damages in England and Wales to change.“Families are not only going to have lost their mothers, brothers, fathers or children in incidents that should never have happened,” said APIL president Neil Sugarman. “But then they are just expected to accept the offensively low bereavement damages that are available to them, if they are even eligible to receive them.”It's worth taking a look at APIL's campaign,
APIL has long been calling for the law on bereavement damages to be changed and will again be raising the issue with parliamentarians after the election.
The law in England and Wales treats bereaved families like second class citizens when they need to claim compensation after the death of a loved one who has been killed simply because someone was negligent. Of course, no amount of money can ever replace someone who has been killed, but the law treats bereaved families in Scotland with much greater understanding. The law in England and Wales needs to change, to be fairer to the families left behind after a loved one is killed.