The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience that words can hardly capture. These events bring not just overwhelming grief, but also practical challenges like funeral costs and the loss of their income. These obstacles can be even more challenging if you believe someone else's negligence or direct action was responsible for your loved one’s death. Switalskis is here to assist you in claiming the compensation you may be entitled to.
At Switalskis, we understand that grief is a personal experience and everyone faces it differently. However, thanks to our experience, we know that providing you with clear, straightforward advice during such a difficult time can help. Through honest, direct guidance, we can help you navigate the process of making a legal claim.
A compassionate approach to your fatal accident claim is essential, but you also need reliable legal experts capable of navigating the complexities involved. Switalskis combines both, helping you to deal with the legal side while understanding the pain and grief at the heart of the matter.
The fatal accidents team at Switalskis is made up of professionals who want to help you through this experience. For bespoke guidance and services tailored to your unique circumstances, contact us today on 0800 138 0458 , or connect with us through our website .
When you first contact us, we'll want to hear about the circumstances of your loved one’s death. This will be a sensitive, confidential discussion, and we’ll provide whatever emotional support we can to help you through. We need to know what happened so we can help you understand the possibilities of making a fatal accident compensation claim, determine how likely you’re to succeed in securing compensation, and advise you on what you can expect from the claims process.
Claiming compensation for a fatality isn't a straightforward process, but we're committed to simplifying it for you as much as possible. We'll handle the legal details, allowing you to focus on healing and coming to terms with your grief. From collecting any necessary evidence, to filing paperwork, to representing you in legal proceedings if your case goes to trial, we'll be by your side from start to finish.
We strive to understand the full scope of how the loss has affected you and your family. Through this approach, we aim to build a close working relationship with you. This isn't just about legal formalities; it's about providing the emotional and professional support you need during a difficult time. It also allows us to make sure you receive every penny of the compensation you may be entitled to.
Our solicitors are experienced in handling fatal accident claims with the utmost sensitivity and expertise. With us, you're not just getting practical and straightforward legal advice; you're gaining a supportive team deeply committed to fighting on your behalf.
Throughout the claims process, we’ll guide you with care and expertise and keep you informed at each step of the process.
Here's how the process typically unfolds:
Throughout each step, we'll help you to make decisions with confidence.
In most cases, you have three years from the date of your loved one's death to initiate a compensation claim. In most cases, this includes if the deceased was a child under the age of 18, which makes this different from other types of personal injury compensation claims.
In fatal accidents involving criminal actions, the time limits may differ. Claims through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) have their own set of guidelines, which generally gives a timescale of two years to bring a claim but we can help you explore this option.
Each case brings its own unique challenges. The sooner we can begin assembling your case and collecting evidence, the better.
The emotional toll of losing a loved one in an accident is enormous, and no amount of money can make up for your loss. However, financial compensation can ease some of the practical burdens you may face.
Compensation for fatal accidents generally falls into covers any financial hardships you have are likely to experience as a result of the loss. This can include funeral costs, loss of earnings and dependency on the things your loved one did for you and your family.
It’s impossible to estimate the amount of compensation you could receive until we’ve looked at your circumstances in detail, as there are many factors that we’ll consider in our calculations.
After losing a loved one, the last thing you need is extra financial stress. We're here to ease your worries about legal costs.
We handle most fatal accident claims on a no win, no fee basis. Simply put, this means you won't need to pay us any legal fees unless we win your case. Once we successfully secure your compensation, a previously agreed portion of the final award will go towards your legal expenses.
There may be other avenues for financial assistance you can pursue if you’re eligible, such as legal expenses insurance. We believe that financial concerns shouldn't be a barrier to pursuing a claim, and we’ll talk you through all of the available options before you decide to go ahead with your claim.
If you're considering making a compensation claim, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
For compassionate advice on how you may be able to claim compensation for the loss of a loved one, call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.