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Fatal accident claim

When someone is fatally injured that was caused by the negligence of another party it is extremely traumatic for the family and friends of the deceased.

At Specter’s we specialise in serious injuries and we promise that we will go above and beyond to find answers for the loved ones of the deceased, determine who was at fault and claim compensation.

We recently acted for a deceased family and recovered significant compensation.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Paul Daniel and everyone at Specters Solicitors for the assistance they provided during such a difficult time. From the outset Mr Daniel guided us through the process with due care and professionalism. We are grateful for all your hard work and the successful outcome. Thank you”.

Fatal Injury Awards

Bereavement Award

The husband, wife, civil partner or parents of a child under the age of 18 of the deceased are entitled to an award in the sum of £15,120.

Dependency Claim

The following people are entitled to make a dependency claim;

  1. Husband, wife or Civil Partner
  2. Cohabitee (must have lived with the deceased for at least 2 years before the death)
  3. A child/step-child of the deceased
  4. Parent or Grand Parent
  5. Brother, Sister, uncle, aunt

If you satisfy the requirements above you can claim;

  1. Loss of earnings/income
  2. Loss of Pension
  3. Loss of Benefits (private health care/company car etc)
  4. Future care and assistance (DIY, gardening and household chores)

A Claim made on behalf of the Deceased’s estate

The beneficiaries of the estate are entitled to claim;

  1. Compensation for any pain or suffering of the deceased
  2. Funeral expenses
  3. Any loss of earnings and other expenses the deceased incurred before death.
  4. Care and assistance


The Grant of Probate or letters of administration will need to be provided. If you require any assistance regarding Probate please contact Soyab Patel who will guide you through the process.

Our expert team can advise you on your options and assist you every step of the way.

Please phone 03003033629 to speak with a member of the team.