Fatal Accident Claims

The death of a loved one in a fatal accident is probably the most traumatic event any of us will ever have to deal with.

Fatal accidents can arise at work, as a result of road accidents, through disease or clinical negligence. Whatever the cause, our sympathetic and highly experienced specialist lawyers provide expert assistance and advice.

What services do we offer?

Sadly, people do die in accidents and if the cause of death is someone else’s fault, then the family of the deceased may be able to make a Fatal Accidents Act compensation claim. We offer specialist guidance on all aspects of this complex area of law.

Making a claim will not be the first thing loved ones think about. However, in some cases financial assistance is vital – especially if a child is left without a parent, or a family without a major breadwinner.

We can also assist with advice on issues including:

  • State benefits and statutory bereavement awards
  • Probate issues handled by our in-house team
  • Assist with any inquest that may be necessary by dealing with the police, the Coroner, and attending the hearing to put any questions to witnesses on your behalf

Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law?

In fatal accident claims, compensation can be substantial, but this is only one part of the process of rebuilding shattered lives. Fatal accident claims frequently become confusing for bereaved families. For example, issues can arise over which family members or dependants are entitled to bring a claim.

We have extensive experience of the very human concerns involved in fatal accident situations, as well as deep technical knowledge to help bereaved relatives to obtain the maximum compensation available.

Our team of approachable experts have more than 20 years’ experience in this area of law. We are accredited by Headway, Cbit, UKABIF and BASIC. In addition we are Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) senior litigators and Law Society Personal Injury Panel members.

How much does it cost?

There are a number of ways to fund your case and often the best option is a no win no fee agreement. When we discuss your claim in detail we will explain all the funding options.

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