We represent people who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents ranging from car crash accidents to the attack on the World Trade Center. For a free consultation about claiming compensation for a fatal accident call Slater and Gordon Lawyers 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

Immediate legal representation is available anywhere in the UK.

When the worst happens you need an experienced law firm with specialist Solicitors who will deal with your compensation claim compassionately, sensitively and quickly. Our Solicitors have dealt with fatal accident claims for more than 80 years.

Slater and Gordon have offices nationwide and offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and to help you understand if you have a claim for fatal accident compensation. This service is both confidential and free of charge.

For a free consultation call freephone 0800 916 9046 or start your claim online and we will call you.

No Win, No Fee Fatal Accident Claims

98% of our Fatal Accident Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

We are all too aware of the trauma caused by suddenly losing a loved one. There are pressing matters such as finances and childcare that you will need to deal with urgently. Claiming compensation is just one of the these and to help, in appropriate cases, our Solicitors can obtain interim payments from the Defendant's insurance company to help ease the financial burden.

Our experience handling fatal accident claims has enabled us to build up a wealth of resources and knowledge that we use to assist our clients. We remain in close contact with clients throughout the claim; at what is invariably the most difficult of times. We can also provide representation at an Inquest.

Slater and Gordon can provide immediate legal representation and support anywhere in the UK from our offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.

Call us for a free consultation and we’ll be happy to help you.

Call our Fatal Accident Claims Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or claim online.

Our contact centre is open 24 hours 365 days a year.

The Law & Fatal Accident Claims

The law says that any “dependant” can bring a claim for losses or compensation caused by a fatal accident. A dependant can be:

  • A husband, wife, or ex husband or wife of the deceased
  • A person who was living with the deceased as if they were husband or wife for at least two years prior to the death
  • A child or parent of the deceased
  • A civil partner or former civil partner of the deceased
  • A person who is a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or cousin of the deceased

Each case is different but by way of an example, a claim for the loss of a main family earner would include claims for:

  • the pain and suffering of the deceased
  • loss of income to the family dependants
  • funeral expenses
  • compensation to pay for the services that the deceased performed such as childcare, DIY and housework
  • probate costs

Statutory Bereavement Award

This is an award paid to you if the deceased was either your husband or wife, or your child who was under 18 at the date of their death.

This award is a fixed sum of £12,980. Please note that this is paid in addition to any dependency claim that you may have.

Call our Fatal Accident Claims Solicitors 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or claim online.

Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).