Fatal injury compensation claims
Losing someone you love is the worst thing that can ever happen and financial compensation is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if someone else was to blame, you do have the right to seek compensation. Our solicitors have extensive experience of fatal injury compensation claims.
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We offer understanding as well as legal expertise
When you've lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, financial security is probably the last thing on your mind. Our fatal injury solicitors offer compassion and understanding as well as support in getting financial security for loved ones.
Such a loss may have left you in a difficult financial position, and seeking financial security may be a necessity. If this is the situation you find yourself in, we have many years' experience in helping bereaved families through their legal journey with the utmost sensitivity and will be with you every step of the way.
If someone else's actions or negligence were to blame or partly to blame for your loss, please get in touch with our fatal injury solicitors as soon as you feel able to.
Am I entitled to claim fatal injury compensation?
If someone or something other than natural causes was to blame for the loss of a loved one, . This means anyone who was in any way dependent upon the deceased prior to their death, such as children or a spouse. Those who may be able to make a claim when a loved one dies include:
- A spouse or financially dependent former spouse
- Cohabitees or civil partners of at least two years' standing
- Children, grandchildren and other descendants
- Adopted children or those from a marriage or civil partnership
- Parents, grandparents and others with parental responsibility
- Close relatives including siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
Who might be responsible for the fatality?
Having responsibility for someone's death is a terrible thing. Unfortunately, there are any number of circumstances that can lead to causing someone's death, including:
In fact, whenever someone dies and natural causes, such as old age, are not clearly at fault, it's important to consider whether someone's actions or negligence may be to blame. That's when you may wish to speak to one of our fatal injury solicitors to see if a compensation claim is the most appropriate course of action.
What if there's an inquest?
Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and you may have to attend an inquest which can be very stressful and something you simply can't bring yourself to do. We can help and support you through the whole process as well as explain everything to you in as much detail as possible. .
Who can I talk to about bereavement?
We know from experience that money can seem unimportant at a time like this. We understand that you need support more than anything else when a loved one has passed on.
Please rest assured that when you talk to one of our specialist fatal injury solicitors, they'll be conscious of the need to get you the emotional support you need, just as much as whatever financial compensation you're entitled to receive.
Support with probate
Probate is the process of sorting out someone’s estate after they’ve passed away, their property, money and possessions. It’s the permission you need to administer someone’s will. We can offer support with probate and provide all the relevant guidance and information to help you through the process. .
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The vast majority of cases at Slater and Gordon are funded under a agreement. This allows you to seek justice without having to worry about the cost, as if you were to lose your case, you would not have to pay anything, meaning there's no financial risk to you.
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