Fatal Accident Claims

Every year thousands of people lose loved ones in fatal car accidents, accidents at work or as a result of a medical accident. While the emotional distress of this is clear, the financial impact of losing a breadwinner or another key member of a family is often forgotten.

At JMW Solicitors, we have an experienced team of knowledgeable legal professionals who understand just how difficult it can be to lose a family member or loved one, both emotionally and financially.

If someone you depended upon died because of another person's negligent behaviour or an accident call 0800 054 6078 today or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch to discuss your situation.

Who Can Claim?

Under the terms of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, dependents of the deceased can make accident claims. A dependent is someone who relies upon the victim for financial or emotional support, help around the house, general day-to-day tasks or any other necessity.

Dependent is a broadly defined term and can refer to:

  • Children
  • Husband/wife/civil partner – former partners are also included in some cases
  • Someone cohabiting with the victim for at least two years

The easiest way to find out if you qualify as a dependent is to contact a JMW solicitor for some free initial advice.

Fatal Accidents caused by negligence

Losing a loved one is distressing under any circumstances but it can be particularly hard to deal with the grief if the fatal accident was due to the negligence of someone else – such as a medical professional, a driver or a manager at a workplace.

We specialise in helping families claim compensation for the death of a loved one. Our experienced team includes personal injury lawyers with varied experience in serious injury cases, and medical negligence specialists who regularly deal with claims for victims of clinical errors. Our experience on complex cases is extensive and we will use this to secure you the best compensation possible. If you are unsure about whether the loss of your loved one can be attributed to the failings of someone else, we can advise.

Get in Touch

For more information, or just to have an initial, no obligation chat with an experienced solicitor about a potential fatal accident claim, call JMW free on 0800 054 6078 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.



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