A fatal accident devastates the lives of everyone involved. These tragic accidents leave family members struggling, not only to cope with their shock and grief, but also to cope with the financial strains and hardship that such a tragedy could bring.
Relieving the burden and helping with your claim
Our Serious Injury team has supported many families in making fatal accident claims, whether as a result of a road-traffic accident, an accident at work, an assault, industrial disease, public or employer’s liability or medical negligence.
Our Serious Injury lawyers are specialists in advising throughout the process, from the notification of the death to include the police, Health & Safety Executive and Coroner’s investigations. We will obtain the information and provide the representation required, which may include criminal proceedings and inquests.
How is a fatal accident compensation claim made?
There are two types of claims in relation to fatal accidents.
The first is the deceased’s own claim which compensates for physical pain and suffering; compensation also includes financial losses suffered by the deceased between the date of the injury and the date of death, including funeral expenses.
The second is the claim brought on behalf of dependants of the deceased and which aims to help those who were financially dependent on the deceased. As well as the dependency claim, there is a fixed award of £12,950 for bereavement in fatal accidents.
Our Serious Injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with these sensitive and difficult claims, and we will guide you through the process and advise you about the possibility of recovering compensation.
Why choose us?
- No win, no fee
- Our lawyers are Personal Injury specialists and highly experienced
- We are members of nationally recognised panels and accreditation schemes
- We care about what we do
- We will come and visit you at your home
The personal injury team at Blaser Mills in High Wycombe ‘offers a fantastic, friendly service’ while it ‘consistently manages to achieve excellent results’ in head, brain and spinal injury cases caused by slips, trips as well as road traffic and work accidents.