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Fatal accident claims

If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault, you could be entitled to make a fatal accident compensation claim to help financially during this difficult time.

Fatal accident claim information and advice

If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your fatal accident claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.


Have you lost a loved one in an accident?

When someone close to you dies, it can be difficult to cope.

At a time of bereavement, you may feel upset, worried, confused and exhausted. Sometimes, one of the hardest things about losing a loved one is the fact that daily life continues. You may still have to make decisions, take care of others and pay urgent bills.

The sudden death of a partner or spouse can cause financial strain, especially if you relied on that person for income. You might have to pay funeral expenses, legal fees and other costs. You may worry about losing your home.

If someone else caused the accident that took your partner or spouse’s life, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. When you feel ready to call us on 0800 689 5659, we’ll make it simple for you to get the right advice.


We can help you get compensation

If you’ve lost a loved one, we know you need the right support and help, tailored to your situation. You don’t need extra financial pressure. Claiming compensation for a fatal accident could enable you and your family to cope.

Your situation is completely unique. No one can know how you feel. But at the same time, getting the right advice and support can help you to make good decisions and ease the stress.

Since 2000, we’ve helped hundreds of people to make compensation claims after their loved ones have died in accidents on the road, accidents at work, and accidents arising in other circumstances.

We understand that you might not find it easy to talk about what happened. That’s why we train our specialist advisors to be friendly and empathetic, ready to give whatever level of help you need. With one simple phone call, we will help you to claim the compensation you’re due.


Who can claim when a loved one dies?

Two main types of compensation claim are possible when someone dies after an accident. These are known as a victim’s claim and a dependent’s claim.

You can make a victim’s claim on behalf of the person who has died. Your loved one may have suffered financial losses in the period between injury and death, for example to cover treatment or time off work. A successful claim will recover costs, and recognise the person’s pain or suffering from the accident.

A dependent’s claim covers the loss of financial support provided by the person who has died. Family members who can make this type of claim include spouses, ex-spouses, co-habiting partners who’ve lived together for more than two years, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces.

In addition, you may be eligible to receive a statutory award for bereavement. This helps cover financial losses, and recognises your suffering.

Each case is different. When you are ready to talk about your situation, call us on 0800 689 5659. We will work on your behalf to make sure that you get the greatest degree of compensation you’re due.


How do you start a claim for a fatal accident?

It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim compensation on behalf of your loved one. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.

We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim for the loss of a loved one, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim.

There is no complicated paperwork, and as our personal injury solicitors work on a no win no fee** basis, you won’t be left out of pocket.

To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.

Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.

Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.

We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.

Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.