Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can go through. We understand the difficulties you can face and could help you claim compensation for the loss you’ve suffered.
Our team of fatal accident solicitors can help you and your family find out what caused your loved one's accident and who was responsible.
As well as coping with the grief of losing a loved one, you may also be worried about the financial impact it will have on your family. We could help you claim fatal accident compensation to help make sure you and your family have the money you need to get through this difficult time.
Can I Make A Fatal Accident Claim?
We have helped many people claim compensation after losing loved ones in:
If a family member has died in unusual or unclear circumstances, their death may be reported to a coroner who might decide to hold an inquest.
Our team of solicitors will not only help you recover the compensation you're entitled to - they'll be there for you whenever you need them. For more information on how we support grieving families please visit our
bereavement page. How Long Do I Have To Make A Fatal Injury Claim?
In the UK, you’ll have three years to make a fatal injury claim. The time limit usually starts from the date of the injury or accident.
In some cases, the time limit can start from when you realised injuries from an accident caused the death of your loved one.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Fatal Injury Compensation Claim?
Most of the claims we handle are on a
No Win No Fee basis. This means that you don't need to worry about paying anything upfront and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim isn’t successful*.
If you need expert legal representation at the inquest or at any other time, our dedicated fatal accident lawyers will be on hand to guide you through the process.
How Much Fatal Accident Compensation Can I Claim?
We understand that losing a loved one in a fatal accident could affect your finances . Your compensation can help you cover some of the costs you could face if you have to make these payments by yourself. We’ll work out how much compensation you’ll get depending on a number of things including:
The pain or suffering your loved one could have experienced
Loss of benefits like pensions.
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but we’ll make sure your compensation covers your needs so you can rest assured you and your family will be financially secure.
Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
Our serious injury team have decades of experience in helping families deal with the loss of a loved one. We’ll be there to support you every step of the way, from making a claim to guiding you through an inquest.
As a full service law firm, you’ll also benefit from advice in other areas of law if you need it. Our probate solicitors and financial advisors can help you deal with a loved one’s estate. Our
asset management team can also help manage a compensation settlement so it lasts as long as possible.
We’re ranked as experts in fatal injury claims by independent legal guides such as Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. You can rest assured we’ll work closely with you to make sure we understand your situation and needs.
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