Hello, if you wanted to make a claim that would be a claim for personal injury, which carries a three year time limit for submitting the claim. This would usually be from the date the injury was suffered, or in the event of latent injuries which do not become obvious for years, the time of diagnosis. If the injury resulted in death, the time limit would start from the date of death, or the ate the death was linked to the disease. This means that to make a claim it must be made within 3 years of the death of the person, or if the cause of death was only linked to the employment history, the date when that happened. Usually that may be following an autopsy so will not be much later than the actual date of death.
Assuming your father died less than 3 years ago you should still be in time to make a claim. When making a claim you would be expected to show that the death was caused by the working conditions and the employer’s negligence or lack of health and safety. Therefore, some medical evidence will be required. You may wish to see a personal injury lawyer to make such a claim, especially as they can work on a no win no fee basis. However, you do not require a lawyer to do this and can make the claim yourselves if you wanted to do it cheaper.
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