Fatal Accident Claims

Losing a loved one in a sudden, unexpected accident is devastating, and if that accident was because of someone else’s negligence it can be all the more tragic and difficult to come to terms with. Whilst compensation will never make up for the loss of a loved one, it can help achieve some justice.

Fatal accidents can have severe consequences for the families and loved ones. While claiming fatal accident compensation may be the last thing on your mind following the loss of a loved one, in some cases it will be essential in order to help you cope with the financial burdens which result from the death. Many families also take comfort from knowing that someone is being held to account for the accident, so that other families do not suffer what they have gone through.

Claiming compensation following the death of a family member can help to provide for any surviving family members, including a spouse and children left behind, as well as cover any funeral costs that have been incurred.

At Freeclaim Solicitors we are compassionate and understanding, and will treat you and your family with sensitivity, respect and professionalism throughout the process. We have the complex legal knowledge required to guide you through such a difficult time. Plus, all fatal accident compensation claims are taken on a no win no fee basis, so you do not have to worry about taking on any financial risk at such a difficult time.

We will gather evidence of the accident to prove that it was caused by another party’s negligence, whether this was on the road, in the workplace or elsewhere. Freeclaim Solicitors will guide you through this process in order to hold those responsible to account and get justice for your loved one.

To find out more about fatal accident compensation, call our specialist team of solicitors on 0800 612 7340. Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form and one of our dedicated accident compensation team will call you back.

We are also members of the RoadPeace Legal Panel. Panel members provide support and help to people bereaved or seriously injured in a road traffic crash, giving them access to high quality legal advice and justice for their loved one.

Making a fatal accident claim

When you decide to go ahead with your fatal accident compensation claim, it is managed in a similar way to a personal injury claim, in the sense that you need to prove that the accident was caused by another party’s negligence. We will ensure it is stress free for you and we will guide you through the process.

Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, we hope to lighten your financial burden and when a figure is awarded, it will take various factors into account including:

  • The pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Repayment of losses (funeral expenses, for example)
  • A bereavement award for the deceased’s widow or widower, parents, common law partner, or anyone else who the deceased took care of financially

In addition to helping you fight for justice, we can offer you advice and assist you with access to support services that will help you and your family carry on with your lives. Freeclaim Solicitors have more than 30 years’ experience in helping grieving families in this way and we will make it our goal to ensure that you receive all the help you need to move forwards.

Will an inquest be held?

Where the cause of death is sudden, violent or unknown, an inquest into a fatal accident or injury may be called for. We have specialist solicitors who can advise and help in these circumstances.

Legal processes such as an inquest can be daunting. As your solicitors we will explain how an inquest works and we can attend the hearing with you if you wish, offering legal and emotional support throughout.

The Coroner manages the inquest. It is their job to identify the person who has died, confirm the date and place of death and consider the circumstances of how the person died. The Coroner will be sympathetic and considerate; having dealt with many inquests, they will also understand the need for sensitivity at this time.

How we can help you

When the worst happens, you need a personal injury firm experienced in these types of difficult claims. Freeclaim Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience and are recommend by the Legal 500. Our solicitors will handle your claim with complete empathy, removing the burden of stress from you and allowing you time to grieve, as well as recommending support services such as charities who offer counselling for bereavement.

We understand that compensation can make life a little easier, particularly as families should not have to worry about money during such a traumatic time. The figure awarded can help ease that burden and make a difference. Also by making a fatal accident compensation claim, we can help you achieve some justice and it may help to prevent further accidents or injuries happening in the same way.

To speak to one of our sympathetic, understanding solicitors who specialise in fatal accident claims, please call us on 0800 612 7340 or complete our online compensation form and one of our specialist accident solicitors will call you back.