After losing a loved one, a claim for compensation will be the last thing on your mind, but the financial repercussions for you and your family can be enormous. Our compassionate team will advise, support and guide you sensitively through the whole claims process. To speak now, free, to a specialist lawyer, please call us on 01225 462871 or complete the Contact Form at the foot of this page.
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, particularly so if that loss was unexpected and sudden. If it was somebody else’s fault, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with – and understand – what has happened. And that is before the huge emotional challenge of beginning to plan for life without them.
As well as coping with your grief, you will be concerned about the immediate and long term financial impact their loss will have on your family, particularly if they were a major bread-winner.
Our compassionate team of specialist lawyers will advise, support and guide you sensitively through the whole claims process, taking as much of the pressure from you and your family as possible. We even routinely arrange representation for you at the inquest.
“I just want to say how grateful we’ve been for everything you’ve done since we lost _______. I can’t say it gets any easier but at least we know we now have a roof over our heads and can pay the bills. I hope you don’t mind me saying that you are a genuinely decent human being, so kind and understanding.” PF, BLB client
Can I make a fatal accident claim?
We help many people claim fatal accident compensation following the loss of a loved one. Typically, claims arise out of the following types of accident:
How much fatal accident compensation can I claim?
While every claim is different, we work to ensure that you and your family will be financially secure for the future. Calculating damages is complex, but in very general terms the process is based upon factors such as your family’s circumstances and your loved one’s likely future earnings (including pension) if they had not died. Understandably, the majority of claims are high value, typically high six figures or even seven figures.
In addition, we will claim more immediate expenses such as the cost of the funeral and headstone or memorial.
How long do I have to make a fatal accident claim?
There are a few exceptions, but in most cases in the UK, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a fatal injury claim. As there are exceptions to this, particularly in medical negligence cases, it’s always best to check with us rather than making an assumption which may be wrong.
Ultimately, if you do not bring the claim in time, you may lose your right to claim.
Can I make a No Win/No Fee fatal accident compensation claim?
In most cases we are able to act on a No Win/No Fee basis. Read more about who pays legal costs.