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Fatal Negligence Claims

Your medical negligence support team are ready to help with a fatality claim.

Losing a loved one is a shocking and traumatic event, and many people will want answers as to what has happened and why. If the loss of your loved one could have been prevented if medical professionals had not made a mistake in their treatment, you may be entitled to compensation on behalf of the deceased’s estate.

We understand that bringing legal action might not be a priority when you’re coming to terms with losing a loved one. However, our team may be able to find the answers that you want so that you get the closure you need.

Who can bring a claim?

The personal representative of the deceased, or the executor of the estate, usually brings a claim. The personal representative of the deceased (usually a spouse, parent or adult child) may need to get a Grant of Probate (if there is a will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (if there is no will) so that they can deal with the deceased’s estate and financial affairs.

In addition, the executors can bring a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate for injury or losses incurred by the deceased prior to death and for any expenses falling upon the estate which arise from the death.
Law Reform (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 1934

The Law Reform (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 1934 allows the estate of a deceased person to bring an action for certain losses to the estate and the pain and suffering the deceased person has suffered before death.
Fatal Accident Act 1976

The FAA 1976 provides for claims to be made by the relatives and dependents of the deceased in their own right. This will include losses arising after the date of death, such as:

  • Funeral expenses

  • Statutory Bereavement Award

  • Two classes can only claim for bereavement of a person:

  • By spouses (in respect of the death of the other spouse) or civil partners; or

  • By parents in respect of the death of an unmarried minor child (i.e., a child who has not reached the age of 18).

  • Loss of financial dependency

  • Loss of services


How Graystons can help.

Graystons are dedicated to each and every individual client we serve and take pride in our unique client-focused approach. Every client has a dedicated solicitor who will be on hand in person, on the phone, via email or video link. We work with our clients to ensure that the approach to their claim is what works best for them as an individual.

We are recognised as specialists in Clinical Negligence. Fully accredited members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and the Law Society panel of clinical negligence specialists.

If you have suffered and would like advice from a specialist solicitor, please call us on 0151 645 0055 or contact us via the form below. Where we would be pleased to provide a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your options.



By Lydia Brindley - Director

Graystons provide a real difference to their clients, it has remained a small, compassionate collection of individuals that really care. 

Graystons are ready to help

Our dedicated team provide professional representation and expert legal advice.

Graystons solicitors have the expertise to deal with all accident and emergency claims caused as a result of medical negligence.


As a specialised niche firm that deals exclusively with medical negligence, Graystons has the ability to give your claim the attention it deserves.  By making a claim, we may be able to ensure the individual is compensated for the negligence itself and also provide for the cost of future caring needs and any assistive technology the individual needs.  

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