If you, your partner or family member been involved in a fatal accident and you need emotional and legal support, we are here to help.

Experienced fatal accidents solicitors

A fatal accident is an unexpected and unforeseen event and could have devastating consequences for you and your family. While you grieve and process the emotional loss, Ison Harrison can guide you through the difficult process that follows. This could include:

  • Police investigations and criminal prosecutions
  • Health & Safety Executive investigations
  • Formal Inquest and Coroner’s Conclusion
  • Dealing with the estate, will and probate

We can help you establish what you are able to claim for, based on the conclusions of a likely Inquest into how the deceased died. You might be able to claim for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical fees
  • Bereavement awards
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of Dependency (Financial and Services)

Depending on the nature of the accident, it is likely that an Inquest will be held to establish the cause of death. This will involve a Coroner hearing evidence in a civil court on the accident and then concluding on the cause of death. This could then be helpful in establishing liability and negligence, and hence whether there are grounds to progress a claim.

Common causes of fatal accidents

Fatal accidents can turn your world upside down and Ison Harrison are here to help you with police investigations, Inquests and settling the deceased’s estate. We have experience in dealing with fatalities caused by:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Negligent medical care
  • Criminal assault
  • Industrial illness

Who can make a fatal accident claim?

The executors of a deceased’s estate can make a claim for compensation following a fatal accident, but where no will exists, the dependents are usually authorised to represent the deceased.

At Ison Harrison we have a team of expert fatal accident solicitors who can provide emotional support and act compassionately in finding evidence and establishing the facts surrounding the case. Following the Inquest we will be able to advise on how, when and if you can progress with a fatal accident claim.

Call us on 0113 284 5000 or email pi@isonharrison.co.uk