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Losing a loved one is very difficult and highly traumatic. It is far worse when that loss is caused by a fatal accident that should never have happened. Families are left with financial insecurity and worries about care at a time of serious emotional trauma.

If you were financially dependent on or related to the deceased then you may be able to claim for:

  • The loss of financial support,
  • Loss of other types of support such as childcare or household duties, and
  • For loss of other benefits such as pension rights. You may also be entitled to bereavement damages.

If it can be shown that a loved one suffered any pain or distress before death, a claim for their suffering and any financial losses arising from these injuries, can be made. You can also recover funeral expenses.

No financial settlement can replace the loss of a loved one. However if the deceased has left behind a spouse, child, or anyone else that was financially dependant on them, it is important to ensure that they are properly catered for.

Our specialist team are caring, compassionate and dedicated to ensuring that compensation is maximised in order to allow the most stable future possible for families who have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal injury. We will act for you in any inquest if appropriate and will ensure that you are properly supported during this difficult period. It is important that you have proper legal representation at any inquest so as to ensure that any information that may help the claim is gained.

If you witnessed the accident and it has affected you psychologically then you may be entitled to make a claim yourself for nervous shock. Our expert advisors will be happy to talk this over with you in order to assess whether you have a claim.

We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about a potential claim without committing to any obligations. If you we consider that there is a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.

To speak to a member of our experienced team of solicitors, please call 01825 761555 for free initial advice about your claim.

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