According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017, UK residents paid 72.8 million visits to overseas destinations and 784,900 British citizens were living somewhere in the EU outside of the UK and Ireland*.
If you have lost a loved one, financial compensation might be the last thing on your mind. However, our claims solicitors are here to help you. If you have to claim on behalf of a loved one because they have been involved in a fatal accident abroad, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee Fatal Accident Claims Solicitors
Almost all of our fatal accident abroad claims cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Fatal accidents explained
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident abroad is one of the worst things that can happen and we want you to take time to grieve. However, if this loss has left you in a difficult financial position, seeking rightful compensation may be a necessity and if the accident was caused due to someone else's negligence, you may want to consider claiming for compensation.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident abroad, you might not be sure what your rights are:
- You have the same rights as you have in the UK.
- You have the right to claim compensation.
- You can choose a legal representative from the UK to help you with your claim.
We have the understanding and the experience to handle any claim with the utmost sensitivity. If someone else's actions or negligence were even partly to blame for your loss, please get in touch with us once you feel comfortable to do so.
Causes of fatal accidents abroad
Causes of fatal accidents can be:
Am I entitled to claim fatal accident compensation?
If someone or something other than natural causes was to blame for the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident abroad, the law allows claims from:
- 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
If you believe that you are entitled to claim compensation for your loss, please contact us to speak to a legal expert who can advise you of the next steps.
Who can I talk to about bereavement?
We know from experience that money can seem unimportant at a time like this. So we understand that you need support more than anything else. Please rest assured that our specialist lawyers will give you all the emotional support they can, as well as the financial compensation you deserve.