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Fatal Injury Solicitor - Sheffield Accident Compensation Claim


When the ultimate accident happens in Sheffield and a loved one is lost forever, instructing specialist personal injury solicitors to deal with a fatal accident compensation claim is of the utmost importance. Our solicitors are well aware of the grief involved with a fatal injury and will always try to handle the matter as sympathetically and compassionately as possible. We know that it is a very stressful time and will attempt to take away the emotional burden of dealing with a financial compensation claim.

Compensation claim

You should contact us as soon as possible after the event because fatal injury compensation cases are usually complex and need to be investigated by a solicitor as soon as possible. A fatal accident compensation claim can broadly be divided into two parts:

  1. The deceased victim's own claim
  2. The dependant's claim


  1. The victim's own claim relates to compensation for pain and suffering of the victim and little or no compensation will be payable if the victim died instantly or never regained consciousness. A claim may also arise for the victim's financial losses between the date of injury and the date of death and for funeral and related expenses.
  2. Dependants of a victim, who dies due to the negligence of another, are entitled to claim compensation for financial support. Those who can claim are specified by statute and include surviving spouse or partner if they have lived with the victim for 2 years or more before the accident. Other relatives of the victims such as children, parents and grand parents may also have a claim. In addition to any claim from a dependant, a statutory sum for bereavement is payable to the spouse of the deceased or to the parents of a deceased child (minor).

How long do I have to make a claim?

Normally actions for compensation in Sheffield must be started within 3 years from the date of the accident. There are certain exceptions to this rule and advice should always be obtained from a qualified solicitor. Do not delay taking advice.

Calculation of the award

This is a complex area and involves a number of different issues. It is imperative that you obtain specialist advice from our experienced solicitors. Many questions will need to be answered such as: did the victim die as a result of the negligence of someone else, who are all the persons who have suffered loss as a result of the victims death etc.

No win no fee solicitors

Fatal accident compensation claims in Sheffield need specialist advice and it is important that you contact us without delay. This area of law can be complex and we need to speak with you to obtain full details of what happened. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are expert in fatal accident claims and will assess the matter without cost to you. If you would like free legal advice with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury lawyer, just use the helpline or email our offices. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.