Fatal Accident Claim

The death of a loved one is always devastating, but when the cause was an accident that could have been avoided, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with. While claiming compensation can never truly make things right, it can make a real difference for you and your family at this difficult time.

A fatal accident claim could help to cover any financial hardship you are experiencing due to your loved one’s death, including the loss of their income, the value of the care and services they provided and funeral expenses. This can help to make things easier at this difficult time.

Not sure if you can claim fatal accident compensation? Please get in touch and we can advise whether you are likely to have a claim and how much you might be able to receive. You can then decide what you want to do next with no pressure from us.

To arrange a free initial no obligation consultation with our fatal accident solicitors, please contact our Personal Injury team on 01752 663295.

Who can claim fatal accident compensation?

You need to be the personal representative and/or have been a dependant of the deceased to be able to claim. This includes their spouse, partner, or children.

To have grounds for a claim, it must be possible to show that someone else was wholly or partly responsible for the death of your loved one. This could be because of negligence or deliberate action.

Our fatal accident solicitors can quickly assess your case and provide an expert opinion on whether you can make a claim. We will then talk you through exactly what you need to do next.

We offer no win, no fee funding and the vast majority of claims we take on are settled out of court. This allows our clients to avoid the time, cost, stress and uncertainty associated with court proceedings.

Why choose Wolferstans for your fatal accident claim?

Independently recognised expertise

Our Personal Injury team has supported clients in bringing successful fatal accident claims over many years, so know exactly how to handle these sensitive matters. We will ensure your case is as strong as possible, so you get the maximum available compensation.

No win, no fee fatal accident claim funding

To avoid any concern over the cost of making a claim, we offer no win, no fee funding for fatal accident claims. You will not need to pay us anything upfront to start a claim.

No win no fee funding

Exceptional personal service

Losing a loved one is devastating, and we do not want to add to your concerns. Our team offers sensitive, personal support and clear, practical advice, making the whole claims process as easy as possible for you.

Very high success rate

We have a very high success rate for our clients, with a track record of securing the maximum available compensation under very challenging circumstances. This means you can be confident that you are receiving the support you and your family deserve.

Free consultation – find out if you can claim fatal accident compensation

We offer a free initial no obligation consultation during which we will be able to tell you if you can claim fatal accident compensation.

To arrange your consultation, please contact our Personal Injury team on 01752 663295.

Key facts about fatal accident claims

How to claim fatal accident compensation

There are various stages to the claims process. The key steps are as follows:

  1.  Free consultation with our team

You will have the opportunity to tell us your story and how your loved one’s death has impacted your life. We can then advise on whether we can help you get compensation and how much this might be.

  1.  Building your case We will collect all the necessary evidence to support your claim, including any proof required to show who was responsible for your loved one’s death and the likely value of the claim.
  2.   Valuing your claim We will look at all the ways in which your loved one’s death has affected your life. This ensures the damages we seek fully reflect the impact on you and your family.
  3.   Seeking a settlement In most cases, we will be able to negotiate a settlement. This will get you maximum compensation as quickly as possible and with minimal stress.
  4. Court proceedings

In In the unlikely event that a settlement cannot be negotiated, it may be necessary to pursue your claim in court. If this happens, we will make sure your case is well prepared and that you have the strongest possible representation.

You can find out more about how to claim fatal accident compensation in your free initial no obligation consultation.

Fatal accident claim time limits

You will normally have 3 years from the date of death to make a fatal accident claim.

You do not need to await the outcome of any criminal or coroner’s proceedings before contacting a solicitor.

Time limits vary, however, so please speak to a claims expert as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to get compensation.

How long does a fatal accident claim take?

The time to get compensation will depend entirely on the situation. Generally, if a settlement can be negotiated, this will be much faster than court proceedings.

What compensation can you claim for a fatal accident?

What you can claim will depend on the circumstances, but will typically include things like:

  • Loss of the deceased’s income
  • Loss of the value of the deceased’s services around the home
  • Funeral costs
  • Any costs related to visiting the deceased in hospital prior to their death
  • Other losses suffered by the deceased prior to their death
  • The deceased’s pain, suffering prior to their death

Transferring your fatal accident claim to Wolferstans from another solicitor

If you have started a fatal accident claim with another firm and are unhappy with their performance, it may be possible for us to take over your case.

Not happy with your existing solicitor?

Free consultation – find out if you can claim fatal accident compensation

We offer a free initial no obligation consultation during which we will be able to tell you if you have a claim for fatal accident compensation.

To arrange your consultation, please contact our Personal Injury team on 01752 663295.