Sadly, for some families, the reality of hearing about the sudden death of a loved one is forced upon them without any warning. Other examples of deaths occurring elsewhere are as follows:-
Road traffic accidents
Outside of the U.K.
In the Workplace
Elsewhere as a result of other unexpected death, fatal injury, suicide or murder.
In some of these circumstances the death may have to be reported to the Coroner or Procurator Fiscal.
A Funeral Director has to be fully conversant with these procedures and the circumstances leading up to a referral to the Coroner or Procurator Fiscal. Should the Coroner or Procurator Fiscal become involved, the caller can be offered reassurance and an explanation as to what will happen next.