Inheritance claim by disabled claimant

Inheritance claim by a disabled claimant results in a five-figure settlement

For guidance on making an inheritance claim by a disabled claimant contact our expert legal team. We offer a free case assessment service and no win, no fee funding. Call 0333 888 0407 or email us at [email protected]

We recently succeeded in an inheritance claim by a disabled claimant, acting for our client in a claim against her late father’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.

Our client’s financial need was based upon disabilities she had suffered in an accident which had occurred some years previously. The inheritance claim was very strongly defended by her father’s estate on the basis that our client’s personal injury settlement, which she received at the time of her accident, should have fully compensated her, and that she did not need to rely on the estate for further financial provision.

However, disability is an important factor under the Inheritance Act. Claimants who suffer from a disability can raise this in support of a claim under the Inheritance Act.

We felt strongly that our client was entitled to receive an inheritance from her father’s estate and that her disability was a relevant factor to be taken into account. We therefore pressed on with the claim, working on a no win, no fee basis.

Despite the defence presented by the estate, they ultimately had to face up to the fact that the case we had put forward was very strong. We were confident that it the case went to court a judge would make our client an award in view of her disability. Accordingly an out of court settlement was eventually reached which provided our client with a five-figure sum, including payment of her legal costs.

For further information about making an inheritance claims by a disabled claimant, contact our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0407 for a case assessment and details of our no win, no fee funding scheme, or email us with brief details of your case at [email protected]




Inheritance claim by disabled claimant