Fatal accidents and illnesses compensation claims

We specialise in fatal accident and illness compensation claims and assist families in seeking a dependency claim from the responsible party and their insurers.

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an extremely traumatic experience. Our lawyers have advised many families in the immediate days following the death of a loved one in a wide range of accident circumstances including but not limited to: road traffic accidents (RTA), cycling accidents, motorcycling accidents, medical negligence misdiagnosis and industrial disease claims such as mesothelioma and work related cancer.

In addition to dependency compensation claims our lawyers also advise in respect of fatal accident and illness claims. Fatal accident and illness claims can include an element for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity for the period between the injury and eventual death. Factors that influence the level of compensation in this period includes the:

• nature and extent of the injury
• nature of the traumatic event causing the injury
• degree, awareness and duration of pain and discomfort
• effect and effectiveness of medication and treatment
• the awareness of the individual of impeding death
• loss of amenity and period of survival.

If the death occurred in unclear circumstances then it may be reported to a coroner and an inquest held. Please review our support at a Coroners Inquest page for further guidance.

 

Contact us

If a loved one was involved in a fatal accident or developed a fatal illness due to the fault of another and you wish to discuss a fatal accident compensation claim or a dependency compensation claim, please call our Personal Injury (PI), Industrial Disease or Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.