There is nothing more upsetting than losing a loved one and then having to go through the events leading to their death at an Inquest. However, Inquests have to take place when the Coroner has concerns about a death.
An Inquest has to determine:
- who died
- when they died
- where they died
- how they died
Inquests are not about apportioning blame, but they are a vital opportunity to try and get the answers that bereaved families need. Although Inquests are not like a normal Court hearing, having one of our experienced lawyers present helps families get answers to any questions they may have.
The Coroner will hear from the family members and from doctors, nurses, employers and other professionals involved in the care of the Deceased person or the circumstances surrounding their death. They will then normally reach a conclusion as to how the Deceased came to their death. These conclusions can include:
- accidental death
- death by misadventure
- death by natural causes
Sometimes a Coroner will find that there has been neglect in the care provided to the Deceased. In some cases the Coroner will determine that there has been an unlawful death.
If you would like to discuss an upcoming Inquest please call a member of our Personal Injury (PI), Industrial Disease or Clinical and Medical Negligence team on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.