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Sudden Death and the Coroner
CORONER'S POST MORTEM AND INQUESTS

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22. Making a claim for compensation
      in the civil courts

 

The decision to make a claim for compensation will not be easy to make, but you can consider this even if someone has not been blamed for the death in the criminal courts or an inquest has not been held. If an inquest has been held, the evidence given at the hearing can be useful in a civil case. A claim must usually be made within three years of the death and a personal injury solicitor (Section 21) can advise whether or not you should go ahead and what costs are involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16      Keep copies of all correspondence and telephone calls.

 

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