Medical fatality claims

Losing a loved one is difficult enough for families without discovering that their death was caused as a result of failures or mistakes made by the medical bodies or professionals who were entrusted with their care.

Sadly, this is a reality for many people across the UK, which often leaves families and relatives feeling let down by the medical profession and at a loss as to who to turn to in their time of need.

How can Thompsons help with a medical fatality claim?

Our lawyers have helped thousands of people who have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence to make a medical fatality claim, and they can help you too.

If you believe that a medical professional is to blame for your loved one’s death, rest assured that our compassionate lawyers will fight hard to ensure you are compensated for your loss and that lessons are learned. Call our specialist lawyers on 0800 0 224 224 for free, no-obligation, legal advice, or complete our online claim form to start your fatality claim.

“After Thompsons secured compensation for my beautiful daughter, she was able to look to the future after what had been an extremely traumatic and unstable time, at least for a while.” Ruth, mother of Danielle, our misdiagnosis client

Frequently asked questions about making a fatality claim

1. What is a fatality claim caused as a result of medical negligence?

A fatality claim is when a member of a bereaved family of the deceased makes a claim on behalf of someone who has lost their life in an incident that could have been avoided, such as a road traffic accident, workplace accident, public accident, or if a medical professional has let you and your family down.

2. Who can make a fatality claim?

If you are a dependent of someone who has lost their life in an accident caused by medical negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The executors of the estate can make a claim on behalf of the dependents of the deceased.

3. What will my fatality claim cover?

A fatality claim can cover you for:

  • Pain, suffering and loss
  • Loss of earnings
  • Losses of dependency
  • Loss services.

4. What is the typical compensation amount for a fatality claim?

The amount of compensation you can expect from a fatality claim depends on the individual’s case. Our lawyers understand the trauma of losing a loved one can cause to the family and the impact it can have if your financial situation changes. That’s why we’ll work hard to get you the maximum compensation to help you get through this difficult time. When evaluating your fatality claim, we’ll consider funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of benefits and household expenses.

5. What is the time limit for making a fatality claim?

There is a three-year time limit for making a fatality claim. This means you have three years from the date of their death to claim for compensation. There are limited exceptions to the rule, however, we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.

6. How do I make a fatality claim?

The first step to making a fatality claim is to contact Thompsons Solicitors. Our lawyers can guide you through the process of making a claim and will help you to collect the medical evidence you need to support your claim.

Start your claim by calling us on 0800 0 224 224 or filling in our online claim form. Alternatively, you can request a callback – one of our lawyers will be in touch at a time that’s convenient for you.

7. Why should I trust Thompsons with my fatality claim?

We have supported thousands of bereaved families who have lost loved ones due to avoidable accidents in work, on the roads or in public places. Our specialist lawyers act with compassion and professionalism throughout every fatality claim, and guide our clients through every step of the process. We will also provide advice and support around inquests, coroners reports, and will initiate investigations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) where possible.

Call our lawyers on 0800 0 224 224 for free legal advice, or start your fatality claim by completing our online claim form. Our lawyers will get back to you to discuss your case.