Fatal accident claims: useful links

The following organisations offer help, support and advice to people who have been affected by bereavement.

Bereavement Advice Centre

Advice on practical issues, such as registering death and benefits, for all bereaved people.

Helpline: 0800 634 9494

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Road safety charity.

Helpline: 0808 8000 401

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Care for the Family

National charity which aims to promote strong family, including bereavement care.

Tel: 029 2081 0800 or Email: mail@cff.org.uk

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Child Bereavement

National charity for grieving families and the professionals who work with them.

Support and information line: 0800 02 888 40

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Bereavement services:

Tel: 01494 568900 or email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides a helpline, useful information on its website and trained volunteers around the country.

Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (available 9am to 5pm Mon and Fri; 9am to 8pm Tue, Weds, Thur).

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Helpline: 0845 600 2227 or Email: info@crusescotland.org.uk

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Hope Again

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Cruse Bereavement Care’s young people’s service.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677 or Email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk


Charity providing advice on contentious deaths to bereaved people.

Tel: 020 7263 1111

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Charity supporting road traffic accident victims.

Helpline: 0845 4500 355

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The Compassionate Friends

Supports bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the loss of a child.

Helpline (10am-4pm & 7pm-10pm): 0845 123 2304

Northern Ireland Helpline (10am-4pm & 7pm-9.30pm): 0288 778 8016

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Winston’s Wish

Provides bereavement counselling to children.

Helpline: 08452 03 04 05

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Our Experts

Craig Butler

Senior Associate Solicitor: fatal and life-changing claims

Email: cbutler@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 01752 471 003

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