Experienced inquest solicitors

We appreciate that if you have suffered the distress 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, 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.

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.

The team is recommended by the independently-researched Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited's 'excellent' team provides 'a first-class service for claimants'. The 'highly specialised and dedicated' group is noted for its particular expertise in the more serious cases, such as birth, brain and spinal injuries. Multi-party actions are an area of particular strength, as is inquest-related litigation."

    Legal 500
  • “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.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • "I am really happy with the level of service I received. Thank you so much."

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Please contact us to discuss how our specialist fatal accident solicitors might be able to act on your behalf at an inquest.

We are always happy to discuss the circumstances of your potential claim either over the phone, via email or where appropriate at a meeting.

Find out how Nelsons can help you. Contact our friendly team for a guaranteed fast response.

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