Personal Injury Claims
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
Making a compensation claim for your personal injury is easier than you might expect. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, for example as a result of a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation. This compensation is designed to help you get your life back on track.
Common Personal Injury Claims
We understand that your accident or injury is likely to have been extremely stressful, in addition to the physical pain you may still be in. If you need to take time off work to allow you to heal, you may even be in financial hardship as well as the physical difficulties you are experiencing. At Free Legal Justice, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
You might wonder whether it is worth making a personal injury compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your accident or injury. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your personal injury claim.
If you would like more information about making a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim, call us or claim online now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even arrange a free call-back service or a home visit if you prefer.
Personal Injury Specialists Can Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your accident or injury as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time or claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
When we first discuss your personal injury claim with you, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your accident, the extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. By making sure that we have a complete picture of what happened, we can give you the personalised advice as to the amount of compensation you can expect and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Our highly-experienced team of personal injury specialists are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your personal injury compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive For My Personal Injury Claim?
Compensation claims are highly variable and are designed to compensate you for the losses you personally have suffered. This means that it is incredibly difficult to give you an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you can expect without knowing the specifics of your accident or injury. There are a few common factors in compensation claims, however.
All compensation claims are divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by the Judicial College (a governing body). The judicial college creates and updates a list of all types of personal injuries, along with a range of compensation payments that are typical for this type of injury. The ranges are deliberately wide, to allow the individual nature of your specific injury to be taken into account. Whilst this is helpful for personal injury claims solicitors and for the courts, it can make it very difficult for people like you to know how much compensation you are entitled to. This is one way in which our highly experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are able to help. Our years of experience in personal injury claims just like yours allow us to give you the best estimate for how much compensation you are likely to receive.
In addition to this, you are also entitled to compensation for any financial costs, expenses or liabilities that you have incurred as a result of your accident or injury. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault. This can include covering you for the loss of any earnings you could have expected during any period you have needed to be off work, or for the loss of potential future earnings, if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former profession. You are also able to claim the expenses associated with any additional medical care or rehabilitation that might have been necessary and hard to access via the NHS. For those who have very serious injuries, you are entitled to payments to allow you modify your home or vehicle to help you to live as close to the life you had before as possible. In general, you are entitled to claim back any expenses that you have had that would not have occurred had your accident not happened.
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.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury 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.
For cases that can be resolved quickly, they are likely to take only a few weeks or months. These cases tend to be for more minor injuries and where the other person accepts liability easily. When smaller sums of money are involved, the other party is likely to want to resolve the case simply and quickly, without arguing in great detail over each offer of compensation. It is in their interest to resolve the case as quickly as possible to reduce their costs, as well as your stress.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
Can I Get Help With My Personal Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We don’t believe that anyone should have to worry about how to afford the legal advice thy need to get the compensation they deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
Working on a no win no fee basis means that we are able to act on your behalf, without you having to pay anything up front. We are only paid once you have received the compensation you deserve for your accident. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will never be left with legal fees that cost more than you receive. You will always be left better off as a result of successful claim.
There are a very few circumstances under which it is not possible for us to offer a no win no fee agreement. If your accident comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
If I Lose My Claim, Will I Have to Pay For My Personal Injury Claim?
You will not have to pay anything for making your personal injury compensation claim if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. A no win no fee agreement is designed to take all of the risk out of making a compensation claim, leaving you free to get justice without worrying about how you are going to afford it. If we cannot win your compensation claim for you, you will never be left worse off as a result.
Do I Have A Time Limit For Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
Personal injury compensation claims are there to help you get your life back on track, so the courts expect that they are made promptly. For this reason, there is a time limit of two years from the date of the accident that led to your injury to make your claim. In some very unusual cases, for example where it was not possible to know that you had been injured at the time at which it took place, this deadline can be extended, but this is very rare. If you are coming close to the deadline it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
There are certain injuries or situations where there can be an advantage to waiting a little while before making your claim. This allows all of your symptoms to fully develop and means that you have a better idea of the full range of your injuries and how long you are taking to heal. It is still worth talking with our ekyword1 as soon as possible, however. This doesn’t start any formal process and it allows us the time to help you make the best decisions and to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Is The Personal Injury Compensation Claim Process?
Making a personal injury compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained follows the same basic process.
Before making a personal injury compensation claim, it can be important to get some legal advice and help. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to make sure that you can access the support you need. Call us or claim online to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the compensation you need.
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your accident, explaining that you are making a personal injury compensation claim, that you consider them to be liable (the legal term for being to blame) and giving them a deadline by which to respond.
If the other side tells us that they do not accept liability (this is known as them disputing liability), we will put together a file of evidence to support your claim. This will include any evidence you have found, as well as anything we gather. It can include a visual record of the event, if one exists, witness statements and expert testimony as to accepted safety guidelines for your industry. Once presented with this information, almost all employers will accept liability.
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your injuries is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How Do I Start Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people who have been through an accident, just like you. Although the idea of making a personal injury compensation claim might seem daunting, our personal injury specialists are here to help.
If you are ready to make a personal injury compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
During the conversation about your personal injury compensation claim, we will ensure that we understand all of the details of what happened to you, and that we have the full picture of the events. We want to be sure that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your accident (especially who you believe was to blame), the full details of all of your injuries and the impact that these have had on your life. When we have all of this information, we are able to give you the kind of personal care and advice that you need, particularly in terms of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
How Do I Know Whether I Can Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Following an accident, many people just like you are left unsure as to whether they should make a personal injury compensation claim. There are a few conditions that are required before you are entitled to make a compensation claim, but they are very simple and most people will be able to claim.
You are only able to make a compensation claim for things that you have actually suffered. You are only able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you have experienced an accident, not if you suffered a near miss. Similarly, you are only able to make a claim for the damage you have actually sustained, not the damage that you could have suffered, or for injuries that you narrowly avoided.
The second requirement is that someone must have been responsible for avoiding your accident or injury, or making it less serious. For accidents at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care. This means that they have a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety. In other situations, the person who is responsible (the legal term is liable) may be the owner of a building, or anyone else who had control over the situation or location.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
The final consideration is what measures were taken to protect you. If no protective measures were put in place, your claim is highly likely to be successful. If they did take some steps to keep you safe, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient, given the degree of risk.
If you have suffered an accident and someone else was to blame, whether through their negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to compensation. If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, don’t delay. Call us now or claim online to discover how we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What Steps Should You Take Following Your Accident Or Injury?
The most important thing you can do immediately after your accident or injury is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your personal injury compensation claim.
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.
It is also important that you try to get the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident. You are welcome to get them to write down what they have seen, if this is simple to arrange, but if we have their names and contact information, we are able to do this for you at a later date if needed.
Photographs and videos also provide very strong corroborating evidence for your personal injury claim. If you are in a position to take pictures or videos of the area in which your accident happened and if it is safe to do so, it can be very helpful for your case to be able to provide these.
All of these pieces of supporting evidence can help your case, but we know that there are many situations in which you may not be in a position to provide any of these. Our personal injury compensation claims specialists are here to help, and this includes gathering the evidence needed to support your claim. The most important step you can take to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to call us or claim online. We are here 24/7 to make sure that you have the help you need when making your personal injury compensation claim.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your accident or injury as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time or claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
Our dedicated team are also trained to take the time to really listen to you, making sure that we understand the details of what has happened to you. This includes the circumstances surrounding your accident or injury, including who you believe was at fault, just how severe your injuries are and the ways in which these have impacted your normal life. This allows us to give you the personalised service we believe you deserve.
Our highly-experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your personal injury compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a personal injury claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
Making a personal injury compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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