Bereaved families of victims of workplace accidents or cases of ill health

This leaflet provides information about what happens when a death occurs at work, or in connection with a work activity. It is for members of families who have lost a relative in such an incident.

Applies to:
England and Wales
February 2024 (rev2)
Series code:

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If someone dies at work or because of work, bereaved families may become involved in HSE’s investigation.

This simple leaflet explains:

  • how the investigation will proceed after a death
  • a victim’s personal statement
  • what happens when you attend court
  • a victim’s right to review
  • how to make a complaint about HSE
  • support available from other organisations

There is more detailed information for bereaved families.

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Updated 2024-02-09