The sudden death of a loved one is devastating, especially when unexpected and as a result of an accident.
In the UK, 1,713 people were killed or seriously injured on our roads in 2013 (Department of Transport), and 142 deaths occurred whilst people were at work (HSE 2014/2015).
At MW the experienced team will explain how a claim can be made, by whom, what for and steer bereaved families through the many resulting consequences that follow. The team will assist by explaining the involvement of the Coroners’ Court if there is an Inquest or the Criminal Court when a prosecution is being brought. Our Private Client team can deal with the requests made in a Will or obtain a Grant of Representation when there is no Will.
We can also direct you to organisations who are there to help with your bereavement or to support campaigns to avoid fatal accidents; such as the Road Safety Charity BRAKE, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The law surrounding fatal accidents is not straightforward and just as a loved one was an individual, different outcomes will be achieved depending on the circumstances of the incident giving rise to the death and the individual’s family and financial circumstances. The MW team have particular expertise in this area, with Joanna Bailey lecturing on the subject to the Police, Health Professionals and charities.
We Can Help
At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who have suffered a bereavement through fatal injury. We will place you and your family in the financial position you would have been if the accident had not occurred in a supportive and empathic way as you and your family look to rebuild your lives.