Following a fatal accident involving a loved one, we understand that compensation is only one part of the process.
Our dedicated team of experienced solicitors will do our upmost to help you secure the best possible future for you and your family.
Fatal accidents are predominantly caused by road traffic collisions or accidents at work. By nature, they are devastating and life changing for those who have lost their loved one. It is therefore very important to seek legal advice from experienced solicitors who have expertise in working with such claims.
Following a fatal accident, there will be an identification of the body and a post-mortem examination. The post-mortem will determine the cause of death and is carried out by a pathologist on behalf of a coroner.
Post-mortems are required in all cases of sudden death. You are entitled to representation by a medical professional throughout a post-mortem examination, the representation can be a GP or another pathologist.
In some circumstances, an inquest may be required where the fatal accident was unexpected or where the post-mortem was inconclusive. When necessary we can arrange attendance at an inquest on your behalf.
Legal advice is essential to ensure that you are obtaining the optimum level of financial compensation to remove avoidable financial concerns following the loss of a loved one.
Through the legal system, you are able to claim for financial compensation to assist with funeral costs, costs of caring for those left behind, debts and future assistance, and often a statutory bereavement award.
Financial compensation can alleviate some of the worries and concerns associated with losing financial assistance following a fatal accident.
Burnetts are able to help you in the long term. We appreciate following a fatal accident that you and your family may be involved with police officers and criminal litigation. Burnetts are able to assist you looking forward.
At Burnetts we work closely with specialists who can assess your case and ensure that your ongoing losses are accounted for and addressed when assessing financial loss.
We also work with Carlisle Eden Mind who are able to provide support to you and your family when facing trauma following a fatal accident.
If we deal with your compensation claim, we will do so on a No-Win No-Fee basis.
Please do not judge the circumstances of your own case as our qualified solicitors can best advise you whether any compensation is recoverable. We set up our Medical Negligence and Serious Injury (MNSI) Team to bring together specialist personal injury lawyers with medical and disability experts to fight for justice for the most seriously injured victims of accidents, including fatal accidents.
The legal process can be long and complex, we will therefore do our best to obtain interim payments wherever possible to assist you with day-to-day expenses including lost earnings or to provide funds for expenses such as funeral costs.
Contact our specialist Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team to start a fatal accident claim.
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