Losing a close family member or partner is devastating. If your accident occurs abroad, it brings added complexities.

International fatal injury claims

We understand that losing a family member, spouse or life partner in a fatal accident is a traumatic experience, even more so if the death occurs abroad.

Fatal accidents can happen in various circumstances, including:

  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents at sea
  • Medical negligence
  • Film, TV and stunt accidents
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Skiing accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Sports accidents (including extreme and professional sports)
  • Holiday excursions (including quad bikes and snowmobiles)

Accredited fatal accidents abroad specialists

All our partners in the international injury team are accredited as accidents abroad specialists by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). They are also recognised as leading individuals in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal directories. We can help support you through this difficult time and advise whether a compensation claim can be pursued.

Our role is to secure the best possible future for the deceased’s financial dependents. In the five years up to and including 2022, Stewarts have recovered over £59 million in damages to provide financial security for the families of the deceased.

Whilst it is common to be able to bring your claim in the country where the accident occurred, that may not be the best or most convenient option for you. We can advise you whether it is possible to bring your claim in the country where you live, where the Defendant resides, or as determined by how any relevant booking was made. The law relating to fatal accidents and levels of compensation varies throughout the world, so instructing lawyers with expertise in international accidents is crucial.

We have developed links with like-minded specialist lawyers worldwide and work with them to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

We can arrange for teams of experts to help accurately assess and evaluate how the accident happened and its financial consequences.  In particular, we have in-depth experience in preparing cases following the death of a high-earning individual with complex financial affairs, often in different jurisdictions.

If a family member, spouse or life partner has died as a result of an accident abroad, when you feel ready, please feel free to contact us for an initial discussion on a no-commitment basis. Likewise, even if you have already instructed other lawyers, whether in England or abroad, but you would like a second opinion, you should not hesitate to contact us. We are frequently approached to take over existing claims due to our expertise. Transferring a case is usually quick and simple; more information can be found on our changing your legal team page.

Sadly, in fatal accident claims you usually only get one opportunity to achieve justice and financial security, so it is important that you can place your trust in the most experienced legal team available to you.

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.

Meet the International Injury Team

Our team is ranked No.1 in both Chambers and The Legal 500.

We are unique in that all of our partners are individually ranked by both of these well respected directories and have specialist accreditations from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Life Beyond Injury

We have created a series of films that tell the stories of our clients who suffered traumatic injuries. Each individual has had to face their own challenges in order to lead a fulfilling life.

By sharing these stories, we hope that recently injured people can see that with the right support they too can overcome adversity and continue to lead full and active lives.

Life beyond injury