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Fatal Accident Compensation Claims

When someone dies as a result of a fatal accident caused by the fault or negligence of another person or party (such as a company), then the spouse or family of the deceased person can make a fatal accident claim for compensation.

At Co-op Legal Services our Fatal Accident Solicitors offer free legal advice and most claims can be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis.

As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

For free legal advice call our Fatal Accident Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will help you.

We do understand that the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal injury accident is one of the most shocking and traumatic events that anyone can face. Sadly, our experience of dealing with many fatal accident claims has taught us that some people want answers as to what happened, whilst others who know what happened, understandably struggle to accept the loss.

This is not a time when family members should have to think about the costs of making a claim for compensation, this is a time when the spouse and family need the very best possible support which can be provided. In many cases this includes legal support from Solicitors who specialise in fatal accident claims.

Every year we secure millions of pounds in compensation for people injured in accidents across the UK, particularly in road accidents and workplace accidents. If we can provide you with a No Win No Fee agreement for your claim, this means that if your claim is unsuccessful, there is no financial risk to you as all your legal fees will be covered*.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors offer free legal advice without the jargon and can assess your claim at no cost to you. Our free claim assessment service will help you understand whether there is a reasonable chance of successfully pursuing the claim.

We will do our very best to answer any questions you have, and we can advise you on what to do next. We can also provide you with representation and support at an Inquest.

For free legal advice call our Fatal Accident Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will call you.

Fatal Accident Claim Time Limit

In the UK there is a three year time limit for making a fatal accident compensation claim. This means that legal proceedings have to be started in Court within three years of the date of the accident, or the date that the claimant (the person making the claim) became aware of the injuries that resulted in the fatality.

Many fatal accident claims are settled before the initial Court hearing because in many cases the defending insurance company will make a compensation settlement offer to avoid Court costs and/or publicity.

Fatal Injury Accidents at Work

The HSE reports there were 142 fatal injuries in the workplace in 2014/15 which shows that fatal accidents at work are still far too common. Employers in England and Wales are required by law to:

  • Control risks in the workplace.
  • Comply with health and safety law.
  • Carry out risk assessments.
  • Have Employers Liability insurance to protect workers from accidents.

Many work accidents occur when health and safety law is not followed and particularly when an employer has not carried out a risk assessment before potentially dangerous work starts.

In 2014/15 over half the fatal injuries to workers were as a result of falls from height, being hit by a vehicle and being hit by a moving object.

Fatal Road Accident Claims

Our Personal Injury Solicitors deal with thousands of road accident injury claims every year from across the UK. Sadly some of these cases result in fatal injuries for car and truck drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and particularly motorcyclists.

We offer free legal advice and a sympathetic ear when you need it most.

For free legal advice call our Fatal Accident Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will help you.

Statistics Source: HSE Fatal injury statistics

Co-op Legal Services has offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.

* Subject to entering into and complying with the terms of a No Win No Fee Agreement and taking out and complying with the terms of an After The Event insurance policy (when appropriate).

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