Fatal Accident Claims

We have supported thousands of bereaved families of trade union members who lost their lives due to avoidable incidents both in or out of the workplace. Our priority is, and has always been, to support bereaved families to secure the maximum amount compensation to try to relieve the very real financial strains they face after losing a loved one.

We have actively campaigned for the reduction of risk and danger in UK workplaces and on the roads since our foundation in 1921. However, sadly, every year hundreds of families continue to lose loved ones to avoidable accidents.

We have significant experience of bringing fatal accident compensation claims on behalf of trade union members and will guide you through every step of the process, including advice and support around inquests, coroners reports and – where relevant – investigations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Our specialists work hard on behalf of bereaved families, acting with compassion and professionalism throughout every claim.


He was a skilled train guard and well-respected at the station, he instructed staff and volunteers how to uncouple carriages. His death was a tragedy.”

Patricia, Bob’s wife, trade union member