Personal Injury Solicitors in Birmingham
Making a compensation claim for any personal injury can seem stressful and difficult. Our team of personal injury solicitors in Birmingham have years of experience helping people just like yourself to get the best possible compensation payment for an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault.
No Win No Fee Claims Guide
We understand that most people will never have made a personal injury compensation claim before. Our dedicated team of no win no fee claims solicitors have put together this simple guide to help you understand what to expect and how to go about making a personal injury compensation claim. We will also show you how working with our team of no win no fee claims solicitors will help make sure that you get the best compensation payment that you can.
We understand that personal injuries can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
A personal injury compensation claim can seem like adding additional pressure to a stressful situation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience dealing with claims just like yours, and we can take all of the stress out of your compensation claim.
If you are considering making a compensation claim for personal injury, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to see how we can help. We are available 24/7 and can arrange a free call back service at a time convenient to you if this is helpful.
Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim With Personal Injury Solicitors In Birmingham
Although all employers have a responsibility to keep their staff safe and the workplace free of hazards, sometimes things get missed. If you have been injured in an accident at work, our no win no fee claims solicitors are here to help get you the compensation you are entitled to.
In order to make an accident at work personal injury compensation claim, your accident must have taken place at work and as a part of something you would normally have been expected to do. You must be able to demonstrate that your employer could have predicted your accident, that they did not take enough measures to keep you safe.
This is actually much more straightforward than it sounds. You can’t make an accident at work claim against your employer if you are injured in a car accident during your commute, for example. You may still be able to make a claim against the other driver, but your boss can’t be considered at fault. You also cannot make a claim if you were using equipment or machinery without the permission or knowledge of your employer.
Making A Claim With Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Birmingham
We know that making a compensation claim can seem stressful. Our no win no fee claims solicitors want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the personal injury claims process.
Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors in Birmingham 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, 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 expert team of no win no fee claims solicitors are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your personal injury compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
Our No Win No Fee Claims Solicitors Specialize In Getting You Compensation For Your Car Accident
Insurance companies have a strong interest in offering the smallest possible payments they can to compensate you for injuries you have sustained in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. They will often offer amounts far below that which you are entitled to. Working with our team of personal injury solicitors in Birmingham gives you the confidence to know that you are getting a fair amount of compensation for your injuries and ensures that you get the money you need to help you recover.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive For My Personal Injury?
Compensation amounts vary hugely, depending on your personal situation and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life. This makes it very difficult to give general advice as to how much you might expect to receive. There are some general principles, however, which can help to be aware of.
Every compensation claim, including personal injury compensation claims, can be divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by a governing body known as the Judicial College. This covers the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your personal injury. The Judicial College sets a range of payments that are considered typical for a particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, however, meaning that it can be difficult for you to where your personal injury will fall within that range. Our experienced no win no fee claims solicitors can help make sense of these ranges for you.
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 injury. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of a injury 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 injury not happened.
Expert help from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you can be sure that you are claim for all of the expenses you are entitled to. This means that you will have 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 With Personal Injury Solicitors In Birmingham?
Every personal injury compensation claim is different, and some will take longer to settle than others. We understand that our clients want the claims process to be over as quickly as possible, to get them the financial support they need and also to allow them to move on without worrying about their pending personal injury compensation claim.
At the very fastest, cases can be resolved in just a few months, and some can even take just a matter of weeks. For a case to be settled this quickly, the other side will have accepted liability very quickly, without the need for lengthy investigations and evidence-gathering. They will usually be claims for smaller amounts of money, and so associated with less severe injuries. With less money at stake, the other side is less likely to consider it worth their while to string out the negotiations to encourage you to accept a lower offer.
More complicated cases, where the other person disputes what has happened or where there are multiple different people who were to blame for your accident, can take significantly longer than this. If your personal injury compensation case has to go to court to be resolved, this can dramatically increase the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
Can I Get Help With My Personal Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We believe that everyone is entitled to seek compensation following a personal injury, and we don’t believe that a lack of funds should prevent you from getting the legal advice that you need. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf to pursue your compensation claim without you having to pay anything up front. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything for our services. This allows you to seek legal help with your claim without putting yourself at any financial risk. Our system also ensures that will always receive the vast majority of the compensation you are awarded. All our fees are explained clearly in advance and we will make sure that you understand exactly how much you will receive in your pocket before you accept any offer of compensation.
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 or injury comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
There is no reason to delay making your personal injury compensation claim. If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
Will I Still Have To Pay Costs For My Personal Injury Solicitors In Birmingham If I Lose My Claim?
No. You can rest assured that you will never be asked to make any payments for our services if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve following your accident or injury. This is the most important thing about a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim. You will never be left worse off as a result of making this claim and seeking justice.
Do I Have A Time Limit For Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
Making a personal injury compensation claim is something that the courts expect you to do promptly. In most cases, this should be within two years of the date at which you were injured, although this can very occasionally be extended if you were not able to realise that you had been injured at the time at which it happened. We recommend that you do not wait long before beginning your compensation claim, as this does reduce the time available for negotiations. If you are in any doubt at all, contact our no win no fee claims solicitors today to discuss your case.
Sometimes it is worth delaying starting your compensation claim a little while. This is to allow the full extent of your injuries to become clear, as some injuries are not immediately apparent or they may take longer to heal than expected. You should still get expert legal advice from our personal injury solicitors in Birmingham as soon as possible, however, as this gives us the maximum time to put together the best possible case for you.
I’m Worried That Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim Could Cost Me My Job
Many of our clients worry that they will get into trouble or even lose their jobs if they make an accident at work compensation claim. It is important that you know that your employer is not allowed to punish you in any way for making an accident at work compensation claim. This includes reducing the opportunities available to you, making your job more unpleasant or sacking you.
Most employers are actually very understanding about your need to make an accident at work compensation claim, as they know that it is essential that you get the support you need to get your life back on track after your accident.
Many of our clients also tell us that making an accident at work compensation claim has helped to make their workplaces safer, for themselves and for their colleagues. Their employers have realised the importance of health and safety policies, and this has led to improvements that have helped everyone working within those companies to feel safer and work more effectively.
You may also be worried that your company cannot afford to make a compensation payment and that the company will fail as a result. This would mean that you could still lose your job. Fortunately, this cannot happen. All employers are required to have Employers Liability Insurance, which covers them for all compensation payments for accidents at work. Your accident at work compensation claim would be paid out by the insurance company, ensuring that the company is not at any short-term risk as a result of your claim.
If you have more questions about this, or any other aspect of making an accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. Our team of accident at work claims specialists are here to help.
The Process Of Making A Compensation Claim
Making a compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained follows the same basic process.
Your first step will be to make sure that you have the legal advice and support you will need. Our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making personal injury claims just like yours. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claiming online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your accident. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your accident, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to ‘accept liability’). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
Once the other person has agreed liability for your accident, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
Sometimes, claims will have to go to court to be judged, rather than being settled in the process described above. This is very rare, but it happens if the other person refuses to accept that they were responsible for your accident, or if it is not possible to agree on a fair amount of compensation. If this happens in your case, we will be with you throughout the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Personal Injury Solicitors In Birmingham Are Here To Help
The idea of making a personal injury compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of no win no fee claims solicitors are here to help.
If you would like to take the first steps in making your compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Call us free from your landline on 0800 567 7074, or on 0121 565 4317 from your mobile. If you would be happier to claim online and take advantage of our free call-back service and have us call you at a time of your choosing, we are more than happy to arrange that for you.
During our conversation, we will need to ensure that have the full picture of what happened with your accident. This includes the full extent of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding your accident (including who you believe was to blame) and the ways in which your life has been affected by your injuries. As soon as we understand this, we are in a position to provide you with the kind of personalised advice that you need.
It is only once your compensation has been agreed and paid that we will take our fees. Our fees are set at a small portion of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will come directly to you. This allows you to relax and recover from your accident without having to worry about the cost.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Personal Injury I Suffered?
If you have suffered an accident, you may not be sure whether you are able to claim compensation or not. Many of our clients tell us that they wondered the same thing. The requirements for making a personal injury compensation claim are very simple and most people are eligible.
All personal injury compensation claims require that you actually experienced an accident, and that you sustained some form of damage or loss as a result. You are only able to claim compensation for damage that you have actually sustained, not for damage that you were lucky to avoid. Similarly, you are not able to make a claim for an accident that almost happened.
The next consideration when wondering whether you are able to make a personal injury compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your accident. There must be someone else to blame for what happened to you, and this is the person or organisation that you will claim against. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer will almost certainly be the person at fault. This is because they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and your injury demonstrates that they were unsuccessful in this task.
The person responsible for your accident must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
The final requirement is that the other party must have failed to take sufficient steps to protect your safety. This doesn’t mean that you can’t claim unless they did nothing. You are still able to make a compensation claim if the measures they put in place were inadequate.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make an personal injury compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
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