In addition to this, coroners investigate deaths in certain circumstances, for example, a death in custody, or a death in the workplace.
The coroner's work involves the:
- holding of inquests
- arranging for post-mortems
- employing other services, such as funeral directors, as necessary.
The coroner and his officers - who deal with arranging post-mortems, inquests and linked investigation work - are based at:
Black Country Coroner's Court
Jack Judge House
Telephone: 0121 569 7200
Hospital and GP referrals within the Black Country
Hospitals and GPs must refer deaths using the coroner's web portal.
Any attachments, such as medical/history reports, need to be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org