R. (on the application of Aineto) v HM Coroner for Brighton and Hove

21 July 2003

Summary: Fatal accident, Dependency claims; loss of financial dependency, Fatal Accident Act, Personal Injury claims, Coroners Act, Inquest, verdict, fatal accident solicitors, personal injury.

The claimant solicitors in this tragic fatal accident case acted for the sister of the deceased who had been involved in a fatal accident when crushed under a refuse collection truck challenged the findings of a coroner’s verdict that death was accidental.

The court found that the coroner was under a duty under s.8 of the Coroners Act 1988 where an accident was caused by a person engaged in work similarto the deceased, to summon a jury and to fully involve the Health and Safety Executive. As the coroner failed in this duty the verdict was quashed and a new inquest was ordered.

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Posted: July 23, 2008 at 9:16 am