Fatal accident lawyer explains all the steps to claiming compensation following a death in the UK as a result of an accident, negligence or disease
If someone was responsible for the death of another either directly (in a criminal act) or by accident (such as in an accident at work or a medical negligence accident) you are likely to have a fatal accident claim for compensation.
In this post you will find links to all our articles explaining the steps to claiming UK fatal accident compensation – starting with the coroner’s inquest, who is entitled to claim compensation, the amounts you can claim and ending with how to find an experienced solicitor and fund your solicitor’s legal costs using insurance policies and no win no fee agreements.
Why should you consider claiming fatal accident compensation?
When a family member or loved one has died as a result of an accident or criminal act the last thing you might wish to consider is the trauma of the process of claiming compensation from the person at fault for the death.
Nonetheless, if the deceased was an income earner providing for his family, a mother caring for her children or even a grown up child supporting his parents – there are certain financial consequences which might cause you hardship unless compensation is received.
In addition – funeral expenses can be large and the loss of the loved one will cause significant bereavement pain and sorrow to family members.
UK law has evolved to protect family members and immediate dependents from financial hardship in the event of death. It is perhaps reassuring to know that should a sudden trauma occur leading to death your loved ones will be helped by the law in your absence.
Steps to take following the death of a loved one
We have listed our articles concerning fatal accident compensation claims in an order which you will find helpful to follow – simply click on the link you find interesting and you will be taken to a detailed article we have written. Each article ends with the next article we suggest you read next.
Medical Examination To Help Determine Cause Of Death
Find out when a post-mortem and coroner’s inquest are necessary, what is involved in an inquest and how the information produced can assist in making a fatal accident claim.
Types Of Fatal Accidents
Discover what a fatal accident claim is together with examples of the most common types of claim in the UK.
Compensation That Can Be Claimed Following Death
Click to see the types of compensation you can claim and who is entitled to make a claim following death.
How your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation financial dependants can claim following death of a provider.
When children are entitled to compensation following the loss of a father or mother or other financial provider – payment of compensation monies must be decided by a judge at court.
How long To Start A Claim For Compensation
Click to find out the time periods in UK law to claim compensation following a death in an accident.
Selecting A Fatal Accident Solicitor
This article explains how to find an experienced UK lawyer, check that lawyer’s expertise and the best ways of funding the solicitors costs of claiming compensation for death.
Online Questions Answered & FAQ
See the answers to questions asked by clients and online visitors concerning fatal accident claims.
Summary Of Fatal Accident Compensation Claims Process
In this article you have seen all the steps to claiming UK compensation following a fatal accident, together with an explanation of who can claim in the event of death and a description of the types of compensation that can typically be claimed
We recommend you click fatal injury coroner inquest to see what happens at the inquest of a fatal accident.