Personal Injury Compensation Claims
Common Claim Types
Can I make a claim?
From broken bones to other serious injuries, we know how a personal injury can disrupt your life and have an impact on you, your family and sometimes your future. Claiming compensation can set you on the right path to get your life back on track, so you can receive medical care and rehabilitation and make up for any lost earnings and expenses that you’ve incurred because of your injury. By gaining the best possible understanding of your circumstances, we can help you in making the best possible recovery and ensure you receive the right amount of compensation to cover your current and future needs.
Personal Injury Compensation Claims
You could suffer a personal injury anywhere – if you’ve been injured in an accident that was the fault of others, either on the road, in the workplace, in a public area, or on a private site, you may be entitled to claim compensation. In fact, a personal injury is any physical or psychological injury that has been caused by someone else, leaving you in a difficult situation and impacting your daily life.
The law requires employers and owners or occupiers of premises to take reasonable steps to ensure people’s safety. Not doing it can mean they’re legally liable for any accident or injury that occurs. Should you suffer an injury or illness due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you seek the justice you deserve.
Specialists in Personal Injury
Our expert personal injury lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of people claim for personal injury compensation. Get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation to find out if we can work with you to get the money you may be entitled to. Or fill out our claim form and we’ll ring you back.
- Led by Law Society Personal Injury Panel Member Jane Woodcock and Karen Smith, each has over 20 years’ experience of handling cases involving serious injuries requiring long term rehabilitation support.
- The wider team of personal injury solicitors specialise in all types of personal injury and are experts in dealing with the varying complexities that may arise from an accident at work claim.
- Whether it’s a slip or trip, an accident at work caused by broken equipment, or an injury made worse by a lack of protective equipment, we have a team of specialists dedicated to providing the legal advice and guidance you need to carry on with your life.
- We’ll do all we can to take the worry and hassle out of making an accident claim and help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
The Law Society Accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest level of management and customer service standards. The schemes promote high standards in legal service provision and ensure that clients are easily able to identify legal practitioners with proven competency in given areas of law giving you added peace of mind when choosing a lawyer.
Making a Personal Injury Claim
Either the victim of the accident or someone acting on their behalf can make a personal injury claim. If you or someone you know has suffered in any way, through no fault of their own, get in touch with our expert personal injury solicitors. All claims have a time limit, so get in touch today and we’ll guide you every step of the way.
Contact a member of our specialist team if you have suffered from or need support in any of the following:
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A personal injury could be a physical or psychological injury caused by someone else. If your injury was not your fault and was caused by the negligence of others, then you may be entitled to compensation. Even if the injury isn’t somebody’s direct responsibility, it’s possible to make a claim if there has been negligence, either on the part of an individual or a company.
Common personal injury claim types include:
The amount of personal injury compensation you’re entitled to will depend on your individual circumstances and will consider the seriousness of your injuries, the impact the accident has had on your life, and the expenses you’ve paid, or will need to pay, as a result of the incident.
If you have a successful personal injury claim, the compensation will consider several factors:
Contact a member of our friendly team for a free, no obligation personal injury consultation or fill out a claim form. They will have an initial chat with you about your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We’ll go through the details with you and advise the steps you need to take to if we think you have a claim. If we take your case, your lawyer will take the lead on everything and guide you through the process – no need to worry about anything.
To ensure the solicitor can put your case forward effectively, there will be some information that you must provide. This will vary depending on your circumstances, but generally, they will need to know:
Once you have discussed your case and collected all the relevant evidence, your solicitor will formally notify the person or company that is being held responsible for your injury.
The responsible party will then need to respond. If they accept liability (fault), we will also gather evidence from third parties, such as witnesses and independent medical professionals, to help us evaluate the amount of compensation you’re owed.
Your settlement will then be negotiated with the responsible party. In circumstances whereby agreement cannot be reached, court proceedings may be considered.
Once you start a claim, your solicitor will be on hand to guide you through the whole process, from start to finish.
You have three years from the date of the injury, or from the date you learned your injury was potentially caused by another party’s negligence. However, if you were under 18 years of age at the time, you have three years from your 18th birthday.
An exception to the rule is where the claimant is a ‘protected party’. This is a person who lacks the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves. Where the capacity never returns, there is no time limit for bringing a claim. However, if at some point the claimant regains capacity, there will be a time limit of three years from that date.
Yes, you can. If you, a friend or family member are unhappy with your current solicitor then yes, you or they are entitled to switch to a different solicitor.
We receive calls, on a daily basis, from clients who have an on-going personal injury claim but are unhappy with how their claim is progressing.
Transferring your claim to us is a simple process.
Please do contact us to discuss your case on a no obligation basis. Should you decide that you want us to take over your claim we’ll request your file from your existing injury solicitor. We will assess your file and begin the process of taking it over to resolve your claim as quickly as possible
Our expert personal injury solicitors handle and lead very experienced teams in skilfully dealing with all road traffic, workplace, and holiday accidents.
We see all too often how injuries – both minor and serious – can have a massive impact on an individual’s life, and on those around them. It is therefore paramount that everything is put in place to best aid recovery and help cope with the challenges being injured brings.
We will assess your immediate needs and arrange appointments, for example physiotherapy, if necessary.
To help evaluate the amount your claim is worth, and what will be required to support you throughout your recovery, the personal injury team will:
The Hudgell Promise
When we take on any case, we want you to feel reassured and confident in every aspect of your claim. That’s why we offer a service that puts your needs over and above anything else.