Fatal Claims

The death of a loved one is devastating, but we can help you get answers about what happened during their medical treatment that caused their death, find out why it happened and seek compensation to ease financial burdens.

The loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult and traumatic time for you and your family. Making a negligence claim for a fatality can be a complex matter as the recipient of the treatment is no longer alive to provide their version of events.

This is where our year of experience can come in to make the process a bit easier and to provide the support that you and your family might need during this difficult time.

We might be able to help you if you are the spouse, civil partner or dependant of someone who died because of:

Inquest representation

A coroner must hold an Inquest if the cause of death is still unknown. Sometimes when deaths occur in unusual or unclear circumstances, an Inquest will be held to establish the facts around the death. Our team can represent you at Inquests, to help guide you through proceedings and to make sure your voice is heard.

Is there a will?

If the person who died has left a Will, the Executor will have the right to pursue a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate. It may be necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate if the claim progresses.

If no Will has been made, and the deceased died intestate, Letters of Administration will need to be obtained and a claim can be advanced by the person named in those Letters of Administration.

We will provide advice on when to obtain either a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and whether these are necessary in your case, and we can also help with the legal work involved.

Who can bring a claim if there has been fatal medical treatment?

A claim following the death of a loved one has died as a result of medical negligence can be pursued by a ‘dependent’ of the person who died. Dependents can include the following:
In addition, the executors can bring a claim on behalf of the deceased’s Estate for injury or losses incurred by the deceased prior to death, and for any expenses falling upon the Estate which arise from the death.


We can accept fatal medical negligence cases on a No Win No Fee basis so you won’t have to worry about paying legal costs until after your claim has finished, and even then, only if your claim is successful.

Why Choose Us

We are specialists in helping families and those affected through the fatal claim process. Having supported many families through these extremely difficult times, we help find answers as to why it has happened, provided extended support and helped deliver the compensation of such a traumatic event. 

We push the boundaries to ensure that all avenues are explored and that even the most difficult of claim has the best chance of succeeding. At all times we put our clients first, asking the questions they want answered and ensuring they obtain the compensation they need to make life better.

No Win No Fee

We know that bringing a claim against the NHS seems daunting. We can apply for legal aid on your behalf but where this is not available or not appropriate, we offer the option of no win no fee which enables you to investigate a claim without the worry of legal fees. 

A member of our team will be happy to provide you with our guide to no win no fee claims or discuss this with you further. Throughout the process we are on hand to provide you with all of the help and support that you need.

Call our specialist and friendly team on 0345 241 0154 or use the contact form and we’ll call you back.

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