Fatal Injury

Losing someone close to you, is, as we all know, one of the saddest times in our lives. The process of grieving can be a very difficult time. It is made all the more difficult when a death is untimely and may be as a result of the wrongful or negligent acts of others. While no level of compensation can take into account the depth of feeling following the loss of a loved one, where negligence has occurred, it may be possible to make a fatal injury claim, to assist you following their death.

Often people left behind have to cope with financial and psychological stress, compounding their grief. Compensation in no way puts a price on human life; it simply serves as a recognition of wrongdoing and also can be a vital financial aid for dependents. At Pilar, our solicitors know how traumatic it can be for anyone making a fatal injury claim and take time and care to deal with clients sensitively and with respect.

Making a Claim

If you think a loved one died because of the actions of others, you may have grounds to make a fatal injury claim. It’s important that you use the services of a trusted and experience personal injury* solicitor. Pilar.ie is a nationwide network of highly experienced and skilled legal experts, who will look after all aspects of your claim, so you don’t have to worry at a stressful time in your life. We will advise you honestly, on how we think your claim may be viewed.

Whether the death of a loved one occurred as a result of a traffic or other accident, at work or elsewhere, we have the experts at hand to deal with all aspects of the case. From expert witnesses to leading medical, psychological and workplace experts, we will provide you with the best information, reports and guidance available. You can contact us at any time and we will go through the process with you.

Who Can Make a Fatal Injury Claim?

If you were a dependent of someone who suffered a fatal injury, due to the action or inaction of others, you may be eligible to make a fatal injury claim. Dependents may include spouses, partners, children, stepchildren, siblings, parents or indeed grandparents. The experts from Pilar will work with relatives to assess who can claim on behalf of family, time limits that might apply and how they claimed might be viewed in legal terms. 


While it is not possible to predict exact damages in a case, it is possible to advise on the type of affect the loss of a loved one, can have on a family, outside of the natural grieving process. Families may suffer financially with the loss of future earnings or they might experience sustained psychological difficulties due to the nature of the death of their loved one. At Pilar, our solicitors will guide you through claiming for damages, sensitively and cutting out the jargon. We know that the loss of a loved one, through fatal injury, is a traumatic event and we make sure that we deal with your case with as little disruption to you, as possible.

What We Offer

If you have lost loved one and feel that that responsibility lies with a third party, you may have a case to make a fatal injury* claim.  At Pilar, our solicitors will advise you on whether we think you have grounds to make a claim. We will give you honest and expert opinion about all aspects of your case, using clear and jargon free language.

  • We will work directly on your behalf, negotiating the legal system for you.
  • We can provide expert witnesses with extensive experience of fatal injury* cases
  • We work with the best medical professionals in relation to medical reports
  • We work with the most experienced network of barristers available
  • We are a nationwide network and work with clients throughout Ireland

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You can call us on 01 2943846 to discuss your case in confidence.

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