It must be the most interesting case I’ve ever had in my practice – a compensation for a child who was born after his father’s death.
The Ukrainian seafarer dies tragically in the Great Britain on his way to the vessel. After his death he leaves his mother and a pregnant wife.
I won’t describe the process of getting compensation by the relatives of the dead seafarer. It is not the subject of this article. I’ll describe what we’ve managed to do next.
In 6 months after the tragical death of the Ukrainian seafarer, his baby is being born, and taking into account that he has been conceived in the official marriage, we still had to pass the procedure of proving the fact in the Ukrainian court.
As soon as we had all the documents on us, we settled our claim in the address of the ship owner and the insurance company in the interest of the newborn child, and we were proving the fact that the child is also entitled to be compensated.