Fatal Injury Claims Solicitors

Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotionally fraught experience. If their death was the result of medical negligence, the situation can become more complex and distressing. We have decades of experience in handling fatal injury claims and ensure that our clients achieve the outcome they deserve.

Whilst finances are likely to be the last thing on your mind, claiming compensation for your loss will help you and your loved ones to begin rebuilding your lives. The team at Nash & Co Solicitors can help you do this. We deliver a compassionate and understanding service, with a focus on attaining a strong pay out for fatal injury claims and a swift resolution.

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“While the number deaths resulting from a medical intervention is small compared to the number of successful treatments, there are around 3,000 fatalities each year, which is equivalent to eight tragic instances a day; every one of which should not have happened.”
Mike Shiers, Partner

Death due to Medical Negligence – what you need to know

Health professionals make mistakes. Some of these errors can be catastrophic. These instances often occur as a result of an abject failure to comply with established protocols. It is an unfortunate truth that despite thorough training and rigorous procedures, medical negligence can sometimes lead to a fatal injury within the NHS and private health sectors.

You can file fatal injury claims if you are a dependent of the deceased or are a representative of their estate. Spouses and civil partners, parents and children are all eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Fatal injury claims payouts vary dependent on the individual circumstances, but the monies received will typically include things such as:

  • Funeral expenses and costs incurred as a result of the death
  • Loss of the deceased’s income and services (inclusive of pension income)
  • A bereavement award (this is set at £12,980 currently)

In cases of death by medical negligence, you may be worried about attending court to fight for answers and compensation. However, following the inquest (to determine the cause of death) it’s normally possible to agree on an out-of-court settlement with the persons found responsible.

How we can help you


The specialists at Nash & Co Solicitors in Plymouth understand the impact that these events have on family and friends. Our team have extensive experience in providing both sympathetic and effective legal advice. We know that you may need specialist support for fatal injury claims and we’re here for you.

We have experience in handling fatal injury claims of all complexities across the South West and the wider UK. Our previous cases include:

  • Fatal surgical mistakes
  • Maternal death
  • Stillbirth
  • Late diagnosis of a fatal or acute medical condition
  • Post-operative negligence
  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment to persons in a critical condition
  • Fatal post-surgical infections
  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment in an emergency

Fatal injury claims are undoubtedly difficult. However, our team of lawyers are on hand to provide you with straightforward advice to guide you through the process.

Find out more

Would you like to know more about our fatal injury claims work? If so, please contact Mike Shiers as soon as possible. You can reach Mike and the team by email [email protected] or you can call him on 01752 827025.

Alternatively, you can schedule a call back from our team by submitting our contact form.

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