Fatal Accident Claims

When a family loses a loved one, there is always despair and devastation. Where a loved one is killed due to someone else’s fault, there is often an anger and a sense of injustice.

Thompsons has been supporting bereaved families for almost 100 years. We help ensure they get maximum compensation and some sense of justice, to relieve the financial strain that can occur when a family member dies.


Fatal accident compensation claims can be complicated, so it’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable team on your side. We can help secure fatal accident compensation that takes into consideration the pain and suffering of the deceased, repays actual losses such as funeral expenses, and includes a ‘bereavement award’ for loved ones.

Our experience of fatal injury claims includes supporting the relatives of people killed in accidents at work, road accidents or even as the result of medical negligence. Our compassionate and empathetic solicitors seek to bring grieving families financial security as they look to rebuild their future.

If you wish to make a fatal accident claim, complete our online claim form or contact our expert lawyers on 0800 0 224 224 to discuss your case.

“Thompsons was relentless in their support and went above and beyond what we would ever have expected to fight Jake’s corner with us.” John and Janet, parents of Jake, our fatal accident client


1. Can I make a fatal accident claim?

If you are a dependent of the deceased, for example, a spouse or ex-spouse, blood child, parent, close family member, and the accident was a result of someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a claim for fatal accident compensation.

2. What can I claim for in compensation after a fatal accident?

Our fatal accident solicitors will work hard to ensure you get the maximum compensation to cover:

  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Any financial losses, including loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses and administrative expenses, such as funeral costs
  • Loss of dependency

3. How long do I have to make a fatal accident claim?

In the UK, you have three years from the date of the death, or the date of the accident from death, to make a fatal accident claim. This means you have three years from the date of the death or from the date the fatal accident happened to make a claim. There are exceptions to the rule. We recommend you contact our fatal accident solicitors as soon as possible.

4. How do I make a claim for fatal accident compensation?

If you wish to make a fatal accident claim, our fatal accident solicitors and experts can provide legal advice and support to help you recover damages for your loss.

Contact our specialist team on 0800 0 224 224 or request a callback to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can start a claim by completing our online claim form.