Compensation Claim

What Is A Compensation Claim?

If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, our dedicated team of compensation claim specialists are here to help. We have years of experience in helping people just like you to get the full amount of compensation they’re entitled to, all with a minimum of stress.

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Common Personal Injury Compensation Claims

At Free Legal Justice, we know that your accident will have been very distressing and stressful. The damage sustained during an accident is very painful and can take a considerable period to heal. There can also be financial stresses added to this, if you need to take time off work to recover from your accident. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.

Making a claim for your accident might seem like adding just one more stress into an already difficult time. At Free Legal Justice, our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve, without lots of time-consuming admin. We want to take the stress out of your accident claim.

If you would like to discuss your accident compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.

Personal Injury Compensation Claims For Your Accident

Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help take the stress out of your accident compensation claim. Our dedicated team of specialist claims advisors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. You can call us direct, or fill in our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.

Our expert team of personal injury solicitors understand the importance of listening. We make sure that we listen carefully to every aspect of your case, including who was at fault, the circumstances surrounding your accident, all of the details of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This degree of personalised care means that we are able to give you the most accurate information and advice that is specific to you.

Our personal injury specialists are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.

We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.

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How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Personal Injury Claims?

Every accident is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in accident compensation claims, however.

Compensation claims for all accidents and injuries, including accidents, are in two main parts. The first is to compensate you for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. The guideline amounts for these are ranges set by the Judicial College, and are set nationally and reviewed regularly. These guideline ranges for any particular injury can be very broad, which allows them to take into account the individual nature of your specific accident case. Our years of experience helping people just like you with their accident compensation claim allows us to give you the best possible estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.

Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your accident has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your accident. This can include the cost of any medical treatment that you may have had to pay for privately, for example if there is a long delay to access physiotherapy via the NHS you can be reimbursed for this if you pay privately. If you are unable to work during your recovery, you can also apply for money to compensate you for the money you would have earned had you still been able to work. If your injuries are very serious, you may be able to claim for any modifications you need to your home or vehicle to make sure that you are able to continue to live the life you want.

Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your accident. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

How Long Does It Take To Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

Accident compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your accident, with the financial support you need behind you.

Cases that are resolved quickly tend to take only a few weeks or months. Cases that are resolved quickly are usually very straightforward, where the other person accepts liability and where they are also keen to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Claims for less serious injuries also tend to be resolved more quickly, as the payments are smaller and it is less worth the effort of insurance companies fighting over every penny.

More complicated cases include those where the other person does not accept that they were liable for what happened to you, or if multiple people were all partially to blame. In these situations, your case may take far longer to be resolved and for you to get the compensation you need. If your case has to go to court, it will also take much longer to be completed.

What If I Can’t Afford To Pay Upfront For My Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

Almost all of our clients use our services on a no win no fee basis. We offer this wherever we can, as we believe that everyone is entitled to the best possible legal advice and assistance, without putting themselves at financial risk or having to make any up-front payments.

If you accept a no win no fee agreement, this allows us to act on your behalf without you having to make any payments at all. We will only be paid once we have obtained the compensation you deserve for you. If we are unsuccessful in your case, you won’t owe us a penny. This is why a no win no fee agreement offers you the best, risk free, way to get expert legal advice. All our fees are explained in advance, and we will only ever take a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you don’t need to worry about our legal fees becoming the largest share of your compensation. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment.

In a minority of cases, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. We will always let you know in the unlikely event that your accident compensation case falls into this category and we will discuss the different funding options available to you to ensure that you are still able to access the help you need.

If you are thinking about making an accident compensation claim, our team are available 2/7 or claim online now.

Will I Have To Pay For My Legal Fees If I Lose?

We will never ask you to pay anything for our services if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. The most important part of making a no win no fee accident compensation claim is that it must be risk free. This means that you can seek justice for your accident or injury without worrying that you will be left in a worse situation as a result. We believe that this is important to ensure that everyone has equal access to the legal support they need.

Is There A Time Limit On Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

The deadline for making an accident claim following an accident is two years from the date of the accident. Although this can be extended in very exceptional circumstances, almost all cases are resolved within this time limit and exceptions are very rare. If you are approaching this date, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.

In a few instances, you might want to consider waiting before making your accident compensation claim. This allows you to be sure of the full extent of your injuries before you begin your claim and gives you a better idea of how long it is going to take you to heal. It is still vital that you talk with our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as we will still be able to give you the expert legal advice you need to give you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.

How Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim Works

Making an accident compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained follows the same basic process.

Getting legal advice before starting your accident compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.

The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making an accident compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.

If the person at fault in your accident denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.

When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.

Almost all of our cases are resolved without needing to go to court, as the other person accepts liability and we find a compensation amount that both sides think is fair. In a very few cases, however, it might be necessary to ask a judge to decide, if we are unable to form an agreement.

How To Begin Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim

The idea of making an accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, especially if the period after your accident is stressful and difficult. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help, making sure that you are confident in your decision to begin your claim.

If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained, call our team of accident specialists are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get the expert advice and assistance you need to make a successful compensation claim, call us now to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.

In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your accident. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your accident, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.

Can I Claim Compensation After My Accident?

If you have suffered an accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make an accident compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.

The first thing is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of your accident. If you have not sustained some kind of injury, whether physical or mental, you are not able to make a claim. Although near misses can be alarming, you are not able to make an accident compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.

The next criteria for making an accident compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was responsible for your accident. There must be someone else to blame. This doesn’t need to be a specific person, it can be an organisation, such as the council, or a company, such as your employer. The important thing is that there must have been someone with a legal responsibility to look after your safety. Your employer has this responsibility for all accidents that take place in the workplace.

It is also essential that the other party could have reasonably been expected to anticipate your accident. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been something that could have been predicted with enough thought and careful attention.

Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.

If you have experienced an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our accident specialists are here to help.

What To Do Immediately After Your Accident

The most important thing in the immediate aftermath of your accident is to ensure that you are safe and that you have the medical attention that you need. This must always be your first priority. Once you have done this, however, you might want to think about taking a few simple steps to help with an accident compensation claim, should you decide to make one.

It is essential that you are clear in your own mind about the details of the events surrounding your accident. The best way to do this is to make sure that you write down everything that you can remember. Even the smallest details might be useful, and will go a long way to making sure that you come across as a convincing witness, should that be necessary. The sooner you are able to write down this information, the more valuable it is likely to be.

If there were witnesses to your accident, it is also extremely useful if you make sure that you have their names and contact details. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they can remember about the circumstances surrounding your accident, but this is not essential as our dedicated team can easily do this for you if we are able to locate your witnesses.

If you are able to, it can also be very helpful to collect photographs or videos of the area where your accident occurred. Taking these with your phone, especially if you have some form of geotagging enabled, as this provides additional proof that the pictures were taken when and where you say.

Whilst these can all help to support your claim later, none of them is essential and you are still able to have a successful accident compensation claim, even if you have not been able to achieve any of them. The most important thing you can do to help guarantee the success of your claim is to call our expert team or claim online to see how we can help.

How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me Following My Accident?

We are here to help take the stress out of your accident compensation claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. Call us now or complete our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.

Our experienced accident claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your accident has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.

Working with our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors means that we will be able to take over the vast majority of the admin and paperwork. We know that the time following an accident can be stressful, so we complete almost all of the forms for you.

If you are thinking of making an accident compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.

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