Experienced inquest solicitors

We appreciate that if you have suffered the distress and trauma of losing a loved one, you can never be adequately compensated for your loss. However, the experience and skills of our fatal accident solicitors can help you handle some of the practical consequences of bereavement, such as the inquest process.

An inquest is an investigation into the cause of a death which was sudden, violent, or if the person died in custody. Inquests are held by a coroner, who will examine the evidence and may question witnesses. Family members can attend the inquest.

Fatal accidents

If a loved one has been involved in a fatal accident caused by someone else, such as a road traffic accident, medical negligence or an accident at work, surviving dependants may be able to make a compensation claim.

The right to make a claim applies to spouses, civil partners, partners who have cohabited for over two years, children and parents of victims who were under 18 years old.

Following the accident, there is usually a three year time limit to make a compensation claim. When this time limit starts is dependent on the circumstances of the accident, such as when you became aware that the injuries from the accident caused the death of your loved one.

How can our fatal accident solicitors help?

Nelsons has a team of specialist fatal accident solicitors with extensive experience in attending inquests and representing bereaved families.

Our team will ask questions of witnesses that family members need to have answered. We will be able to advise you on the information obtained at the inquest and whether there are grounds for bringing a claim for compensation.

Fatal Accident SolicitorsThe team is recommended by the independently-researched publications, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as one of the top teams of specialists in the country.

We are also members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel – a specialist qualification held by experienced personal injury solicitors – and work with a number of local and nationwide charitable organisations.

Please contact us to discuss how our specialist fatal accident solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham might be able to act on your behalf at an inquest. We are always available to discuss the circumstances of a claim either over the phone, via email or where appropriate at a meeting.

  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an experienced personal injury team that specialises in handling severe and catastrophic injury cases. The firm features on all appropriate and approved personal injury panels, including Headway and Spinal Injuries Association.”

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  • “Excellent personal injury group with broad-ranging expertise encompassing industrial disease, public liability and RTA claims. Frequently handles cases involving severe injuries. Also experienced in employers' liability mandates.”

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  • "...The team is knowledgeable about a broad range of severe and catastrophic injuries on both the personal injury and clinical negligence fronts, including spinal and orthopaedic injuries. Multi-party actions and inquest-related litigation are also areas where the group demonstrates a proven track record..."

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