After you’ve got in touch we’ll set up a free initial consultation where we’ll talk about your situation. Once we’ve talked with you about what happened, we’ll let you know if we think you can continue with a claim.
We’ll then explain what will happen if you need to attend a post-mortem and/or inquest, making sure you understand everything that’s going to happen. We can also offer you initial advice about the inquest process
We’ll always aim to make things as clear and easy as possible for you. We’ll talk you through a variety of funding options available to pay for your case. Many preventable suicide claims are funded with No Win No Fee* agreements and we will ensure that you get the best funding method is for your specific circumstances. Alternative funding options may be available depending on the circumstances, for example if there has been a Human Rights Act breach.
Our lawyers will then collect evidence to support your claim, including medical records, documents and the opinions of independent mental health experts. Using this, we’ll come to a compensation amount that best supports your needs.
Many preventable suicide cases we handle are settled out of court. If we can’t reach a settlement which we feel is fair and reasonable, or the mental health professional or organisation involved denies responsibility, we’ll start court proceedings.
Even if we don’t reach a settlement straight away and we have to start court proceedings, we’re often able to settle your case at a later point before it does reach the court room. If your case does go to court, we’ll be there for you every step of the way ensuring that you have the best possible chances of getting the compensation you deserve.