Inquests

Our most Senior Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Lawyers have many years’ experience representing clients at Inquests. The majority of our work is for clients who may have a claim for negligence and who want to ask questions to determine how their family member died.

An Inquest is held when the circumstances surrounding the death are unclear; 3 questions need to be asked – how, when and why the person has died.

Our lawyers have managed to secure narrative verdicts, which provide much more detail for the family and can lead to changes in the way companies and the NHS work. We understand that family members want to ensure that what happened to their family does not happen again.

We think it is important that the lawyer who pursues your claim for compensation is involved from the start. It is best not to wait until you receive a date for a Pre-Inquest Review Hearing or the Inquest Hearing date, but to seek our help and advice as soon as you are able to. The evidence that can be gathered and the questions that we can ask at these Hearings are vital to assessing the case and ensure continuity between the Inquest and the subsequent claim for a bereavement award; funeral expenses and dependency claims.

Our sympathetic, personal and practical advice is intended to help the family at the most difficult of times. We recognise that the death of a family member is extremely traumatic; having to face complex legal questions and the possibility of giving evidence in Court only adds to the devastation. Those likely to bear some negligence and responsibility for the death are usually represented by a legal team at the Inquest Hearings, it is our advice that the family should be too. Our Lawyers will carry the burden of an Inquest for you.

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If you or a family member haves suffered a Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence then please contact our Personal Injury team on 01522 561020 or call into one of our offices, Lincoln, Boston, Spalding, Sleaford, Grantham and Newark,

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