Fatal accident claims

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is probably one of the worst experiences anyone could ever go through.

No matter the circumstances, it is unlikely that those affected will want to put themselves through a lengthy legal process to determine who was at fault.

At Ramsdens Solicitors, our specialist team of legal experts has helped many families who are going through this exact situation. If you have lost a family member or partner in a fatal accident, we are determined to help you find out what caused it - and who was responsible.


Along with dealing with the natural grieving process following the death of a loved one, you may also find yourself worried about the financial impact of your loss. While it may not be your main concern, losing a family member can have a significant impact on your household finances

If the death of your family member was through the fault of someone else, we could help you to make a claim for fatal accident compensation to ensure that you and your family do not have to suffer further.

Our team of solicitors can be relied upon to deal with your case with sensitivity and professionalism at this difficult time. We have helped many clients to claim compensation after the death of a loved one in an accident. Common incidents of this type include:

  • Medical accidents
  • Road accidents
  • Workplace accidents

Along with helping you to claim compensation, we can do the following things:

  • Offer expert advice on state benefits and statutory bereavement awards
  • Refer you to an independent financial advisor if needed
  • Refer you to our probate team, who can help you to deal with your loved one’s estate


If a person has died in unexpected circumstances, there is often an inquest to determine the exact causes. If this process is necessary, we can provide support every step of the way.

The thought of attending an inquest can seem incredibly daunting, but it is a chance to have your questions about what happened answered. During this process, we will liaise with the coroner’s office and the police and request early access to any documents that may be referred to at the inquest.

Should you wish, we can also question witnesses on your behalf.


At Ramsdens Solicitors, we have years of experience in helping people who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident claim the compensation they deserve. Our expertise in this area means we are best placed to offer support, while dealing with these cases in a sensitive and professional manner.

Contact us to discuss your circumstances by calling 01484 821 500 or fill out an online enquiry form and we be in touch.