Fatal claims


How can we help?

Any loved one’s death is upsetting but if it could have been avoided due to medical negligence or an accident, the impact on your whole family is devastating. We understand that making a compensation claim is not always a family’s priority but the law imposes strict time limits for families thinking about starting a claim. Families have three years from the date of a loved one’s death to start a claim. This means that by the third anniversary of the deceased’s death, a Claim Form must be issued at court. However, if there is a Human Rights Act element to the claim, the timeframe is even shorter and the claim must be started before the one year of the anniversary of your loved one’s death. We are here to make a compensation claim as easy and as straight forward as possible. We are here to guide you through the process and listen to your concerns. We are on your side and we can help you to get the answers that you need to understand what went wrong in the loved one’s medical treatment or caused the accident.

What should you do next?

Due to the strict time limits, we recommend that you contact us as soon as you feel ready to talk about bringing a compensation claim, so that there is enough time for us to undertake our investigations and provide you with our advice. We are happy to act on a no win no fee basis so if you would like our help at this difficult time, contact our expert team to discuss your fatal claim and the tragic circumstances of your loved one’s death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are limitations on pursuing a fatal claim in the UK. The time limit for bringing a claim is generally three years from the date of the deceased person’s death. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  1. If the cause of death was not immediately known, the time limit may be extended until three years from the date of knowledge.

  2. If the person bringing the claim is under 18 years of age, the time limit may be extended until three years from their 18th birthday.

  3. If the person bringing the claim has a mental disability, the time limit may be extended until they are no longer mentally disabled.

  4. In cases of medical negligence, the time limit may be extended if it can be shown that the claimant did not become aware of the negligence until after the three-year time limit had expired.

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