What To Do After A Sudden Death – Fatal Injury Claim in Powmill
If a loved one has died following an accident then this can be a hugely stressful and unhappy time for the whole family. There are a lot of things to sort out financially and logistically, as well as dealing with the emotions that are involved after any tragic passing. The death of a loved one who has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly can bring with it many more additional stresses than the death of someone who has died after a long illness. Here are some of the things that you will need to do if your loved one has passed away suddenly.
Register The Death
All deaths in the UK must be registered by law. This must happen within 5 days of the person passing away, or a further 9 days if the registrar is told that a medical certificate has been issued. In the case of accidents or sudden death where the death must be investigated, family must wait to report the death until the coroner’s investigations have finished. You will register a death at the nearest registry office to the person’s home.
Get A Death Certificate
Make sure that you are issued with a death certificate once you have registered the death of your family member. This certificate is crucial to being able to deal with any money or property left by the deceased, as well as the will. You should also be given a green form to give to the funeral director, which will tell them to go ahead with burial or cremation.
Speak To A Coroner
Coroners must be involved in a death if is was sudden or unnatural (ie, as a result of an accident). They will investigate the death and come to a conclusion on the cause of death. In some cases the coroner will ask for a post mortem to be done which will determine the cause of death, but in more straightforward accidents this will not need to be done.
How To Make A Fatal Injury Claim in Powmill
If your loved one passed away suddenly as a result of an accident which was not their fault then you may be able to make a fatal injury claim in Powmill. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to one of the team of advisers, who will handle your call in the most sensitive and helpful way possible. The team will talk you through making a fatal injury claim in Powmill and what you will need to do. They can also let you know about the 30 second test, where you can find out how much compensation you may be entitled to. If you decide to go ahead with your fatal injury claim in Powmill then your claim will be passed over to the team of personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown