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Fatal injury compensation claims are complex and emotionally taxing. As dedicated fatal injury claim experts, we recognise that no monetary award can ever truly compensate for the devastating loss of a family member. However, financial support can help alleviate some of the burdens you face during this difficult period. Find out how our fatal accident compensation lawyers can help you with fatal injury claims.

The loss of a loved one is shocking, distressing and in many situations financially crippling but the thought of claiming compensation following a fatal accident is often the last thing on the minds of those left behind. However should the question of claiming compensation following a fatal accident become an issue, our specialist solicitors can assist both in terms of representation at an inquest and looking at a possible claim for compensation. Call our legal team on 01616 966 229.

From road traffic accidents to accidents in the workplace, hundreds of people die every year in avoidable situations which were not their fault. These accidents affect so many people and while accident compensation claims are the last thing on anybody’s mind in the aftermath of a fatal accident, the compensation that Stephensons secure could be essential for a family that are left behind.

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What is a fatal accident & injury compensation claim?

A fatal accident and injury compensation claim is a legal process wherein the dependents or surviving family members of a person who has passed away due to someone else's negligence or wrongful act, pursue financial compensation for their loss, including funeral expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress.

For example, the family of a worker who is killed in an accident at work could be left struggling to pay bills and at risk of losing their home without the worker’s income. We could secure compensation which ensures that the spouse and children left behind are financially secure in the absence of a breadwinner and also ensure that they receive compensation for the devastation caused by the negligence, misconduct or malpractice of others.

Why choose our fatal accident and injury solicitors?

If you have experienced the tragedy of a fatal accident that involved a loved one and wasn't their fault, Stephensons are here to support you in every step of your compensation claim journey. Our team of expert legal advisors has the experience and knowledge to quickly assess whether you have grounds for a compensation claim. If so, our dedicated personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to help you claim the appropriate level of compensation.

Our sensitive and understanding fatal injury solicitors have years of experience in providing legal services to bereaved parties who have lost relatives due to fatal accidents. Since these proceedings are so important to those involved, Stephensons offers specialist legal advice from knowledgeable and compassionate legal professionals.

Stephensons has represented a wide variety of clients from all over the UK. In addition to the compensation won, the legal action taken has lad to the introduction of improved safety measures within the workplace and beyond in order to ensure that similar accidents to not happen again.

Some cases are more complex than others, including cases of fatal diseases contracted at work, but as one of the largest firms in the UK, we offer expert guidance in every area of the field. Our accolades, such as 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards and recognition in The Times Best Law Firms 2019, speak to our expertise and dedication to our clients.

Our legal advisors can provide advice on a fatal injury claim and help ensure that your future is secure in the wake of bereavement. Call 0161 696 6235 for more information.

How can our fatal accident and injury solicitors help?

Our team of experienced and dedicated fatal accident & injury compensation claims solicitors are here to help you during one of the most challenging times in your life. Losing a loved one due to the negligence of someone else is devastating, and we understand the immense emotional and financial burden it brings. Our solicitors have a deep understanding of the legal processes involved and can provide you with the expert guidance you need to navigate through them. We will fight tirelessly to ensure you claim the compensation you deserve, offering compassionate support every step of the way.

Can you claim for accidental death?

Yes, a fatal accident claim can be pursued to seek compensation for accidental death in the UK. The bereaved family or dependants might be eligible to claim, particularly if negligence can be demonstrated. It is advisable to consult a solicitor experienced in fatal accident claims to guide you through the process.

How much compensation do you get for a fatal accident?

The amount of compensation for a fatal accident can vary, depending on several factors, including the circumstances of the accident and liability for what happened. It is best to consult with legal professionals to determine the specific compensation amount you may be able to seek to claim in a particular case.

What is the time limit for a fatal accident claim?

The time limit for a fatal accident claim varies depending on the circumstances. In general, those claiming compensation for a fatal accident to a family member have three years to make a claim, but there are exceptions. It is important to consult with a legal professional to understand the specific time limit for making a claim in your situation.

What are bereavement damages?

Bereavement damages in England and Wales are a type of compensation awarded to eligible loved ones of a deceased person in England and Wales. This award is called the Fatal Accidents Bereavement Award and is a fixed amount that may be given to claimants if eligible criteria are met, including someone else's negligence having led to the death.

What is a claim for dependency?

If someone has died in an accident that was someone else's fault, certain dependants may be able to make a personal injury claim on behalf of the deceased if they are considered 'dependants' and meet eligibility criteria. This would be a dependency claim.

Should I even be making a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died?

It is a personal decision to make a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died. It may depend on the circumstances of the incident and the potential benefits or compensation that may be available through such a claim. Consulting with a legal professional who specialises in personal injury can provide guidance and help determine if pursuing a claim is appropriate in your specific situation.

Our legal advisors can provide advice on a fatal injury claim and ensure that your future is secure in the wake of bereavement. Call 0161 696 6235 for more information.

Contact our fatal accident claims solicitors

If you believe you are entitled to compensation for the fatal accident of a loved one, get in touch with our dedicated solicitors today. Whether it's a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, or any accident due to someone else's negligence, our team is here to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Call us on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our convenient online enquiry form to discuss your case.

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Bereavement services following a fatal accident

If you have lost a loved one due to an avoidable fatal accident, it can be difficult to know who to turn to or where to start. In the midst of grief, it is not easy to have to deal with the administration involved in arranging a funeral and dealing with the deceased’s estate. It can be particularly hard to cope following an accident due to someone else’s negligence which has caused the death of a loved one, as feelings of anger and hurt can be difficult to handle.

As well as helping you with investigating whether claim can be made against the person who caused the death of your loved one, we can help you to access other support services which may make a very difficult time slightly easier to cope with.

You may be entitled to benefits following the death of your spouse and it is important that you contact your local benefits office to enquire as to whether you are entitled to Widowed Parent’s Allowance or Bereavement Allowance. We can assist you with this application process if you are finding it difficult to face.

If you are struggling, you should seek advice from your GP and try to secure a referral for counselling. However, we can also refer you to charities and counselling services for bereaved families, such as Brake, RoadPeace, Child Bereavement UK and Cruse Bereavement Care.

We can also refer to you to other services within our firm, such as our wills and probate department who can help you with the administration of the estate and any issues arising from this. Our firm can also help you with the inquest, including attending and representing you if you so wish. We are happy to and more than capable of helping you seek the answers that you need after the tragic loss of your family member.

If you would like our assistance in accessing any of these services or you simply wish to discuss the services available to you after losing a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01616 966 229.

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