Fatal injury solicitors

At Talbots Law, we have a specialist team of solicitors solely dedicated to fatal injury claims. Everyday, they work to help our clients claim for an accident that took the life of a loved one. Helping you understand your legal position as well as conduct an investigation to find evidence for the claim only scratches the surface of the service we provide. From advice and representation to ongoing support, you can count on us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

During bereavement, you may not be sure whether your fatal injury claim will stand. At this vulnerable time, our solicitors will be there to listen to your concerns and establish the grounds of your claim. Together, we will work to secure compensation for a death that was caused by another party’s negligence. For families, losing someone can lead to financial implications and uncertainty. That’s why we’ll do all in our power to ensure that finance is one less worry for our clients, allowing them to grieve peacefully. From car accidents to medical negligence and industrial disease, our team are fully equipped to investigate and act upon claims where another party was at fault. 

Why choose Talbots’ fatal injury solicitors?

When you instruct our solicitors, we’ll treat you as a member of the Talbots family, protecting your interests and wellbeing. With vast experience in this area of law, our fatal injury solicitors dedicate themselves entirely in ensuring your standard of life does not decrease after the loss of partner or parent. We do this by being thorough in our investigation; carrying out interviews, gathering information and collecting evidence to build a strong case for compensation. We know how life changing and traumatic it can be to lose someone through an accident, but if we can play a part in securing stability for our clients after a loss, we will. Where possible, we will aim to settle the claim outside of court to save you the stress. However, if it is inevitable, you can guarantee we will do all it takes to ensure you receive a fair settlement. 

How do I make a fatal injury claim?

Making a claim against the party responsible for a fatal injury can seem daunting, but it’s essential you seek advice from an early stage to fully understand your legal position and whether it will be economically viable. In the early stages, we will review the evidence and gather vital information to build your claim. Once we believe it is strong enough, we’ll submit it to the party at fault.

If they accept responsibility or partial responsibility for the death, negotiations will take place to agree on an amount for compensation. Our solicitors work with a determined approach, seeking a fair settlement that satisfies our clients. However, if they deny liability, we may have to issue Court Proceedings against them. While court can be lengthy and costly for all involved, we know that in some circumstances it becomes inevitable. If this is the case, the claim will be heard in court where the outcome will be settled. 

How much compensation will I receive?

Under the Fatal Accidents Act, a spouse, civil partner or child of the deceased can claim  compensation if their financial situation will be severely affected by the loss. Levels of compensation awarded in fatal injury claims tend to vary on the circumstances of the death and the level of involvement from the party at fault, ranging from £1,000 through to £19,000. When you come to Talbots Law with your fatal injury claim, we’ll provide you with an estimation of the amount of compensation you may be awarded at an early stage, so you can decide whether you believe it’s worth fighting for.

Speak to the fatal injury solicitors at Talbots Law today on 0800 118 1500 to start the process of making your claim. If there’s anything we can do to help, we have to try.


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      • Director of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
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