Fatal Accident Compensation: Steps to claiming compensation following death from negligence or disease
If someone was responsible for the death of another by accident (such as in an accident at work, road accident industrial disease or medical negligence) or by a deliberate act (criminal injury) – you are likely to have a fatal accident claim for compensation.
In this guide you will find links to all our articles explaining the steps to claiming fatal accident compensation. We explain the coroner’s inquest, discuss who is entitled to claim compensation and set out the compensation mounts the law allows you to claim. Finally – we describe the funding of your solicitor’s legal costs using insurance policies and no win no fee agreements.
- Fatal Accident Compensation: Steps to claiming compensation following death from negligence or disease
- Why should you consider claiming fatal accident compensation?
- Steps to take following the death of a loved one
- Medical Examination To Help Determine Cause Of Death
- Types Of Fatal Accidents
- Compensation Payouts Following Death
- How long To Start A Claim For Compensation
- Selecting A Fatal Accident Solicitor
- Online Question And Answers Plus FAQ
- Summary Of Fatal Accident Compensation Claims Process
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 fatal injury claim.
Compensation Payouts Following Death
Click to see the types of compensation you can claim and who is entitled to make a claim following death.
We explain the amount you can claim for the pain in losing a loved one. Plus. how your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation financial dependants can claim following death of a provider or a carer.
Some fatal accidents are not immediate – the victim surviving a period of time before death. Find out how a claim can still be made for this pain and the amounts that can be awarded.
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 in helping you make a claim.
Online Question And Answers Plus FAQ
See the answers to questions asked by clients and online visitors concerning fatal injury claims.
Summary Of Fatal Accident Compensation Claims Process
In this article – you have seen all the steps to claiming compensation following a fatal accident, together with an explanation of who can claim in the event of death with a description of the types of compensation that can typically be claimed
Specialist Solicitor Free Help
We understand how traumatic the loss of a loved one in an accident can be. You may need to speak to a solicitor to establish if you may have a claim without feeling pressurised or you may have question you would like answered.
See our specialist solicitor free online help and telephone assistance – you can select the help you require from a number of options we offer.