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Personal Injury Compensation Guide

What is personal injury?

Personal injury refers to physical and psychological injury that has happened to you or a member of your family through no fault of your own. If you are unsure whether you can make a claim for compensation, it’s always worth contacting our personal injury solicitors for our expert opinion.

Common personal injury claim types include:

Road traffic accidents (RTAs)

Injuries resulting from accidents on the road are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. RTA claims are often for minor injuries such as whiplash but can also be more complicated.

Accidents at work

According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there are nearly 80,000 reportable injuries at work each year. Injuries may include back problems caused as a result of poor manual handling policies, falls from a height or incidents involving dangerous machinery.

Holiday claims

With differing legal systems and language barriers, we understand that holiday claims may be daunting. That’s why we have an experienced team that is able to cut through the complex systems of varying countries and have an extensive knowledge of handling claims through holiday tour operators.

If the injury was not directly caused by someone else, it’s still possible to pursue a claim if there has been negligence, either on the part of an individual or a company. An example of this is a wet floor in a shop which does not have the appropriate warning signage in place, resulting in a trip or fall.

Who can make a personal injury claim?

If you or someone you know has suffered in any way, through no fault of their own, please get in touch with our expert personal injury solicitors.

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. All claims have a time limit, so get in touch today and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

How do I make a personal injury compensation claim?

The first step is to contact a member of our friendly team for a free, no obligation consultation. They will have an initial chat with you about your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident causing them. We’ll go through the details with you and advise from here the best way forward and of the steps you need to take to progress if we think your have a claim.

We will address your immediate needs and arrange appointments for physiotherapy, for example, should they be necessary. Our solicitors will contact the people responsible for your accident and in the first instance see of they accept responsibility.

We will also gather evidence from third parties, such as witnesses and independent medical professionals to help us evaluate the amount your claims worth.

Once you start a claim, your solicitor will be on hand to guide you through the whole process, from start to finish.

How much will my claim cost?

We operate on a no win no fee basis, so whatever the outcome there are no upfront costs for making a claim for compensation.

You may already have legal expenses insurance to cover any costs. This type of insurance is commonly purchased with car or household insurance.

If your claim is unsuccessful, there will be absolutely no cost to you, provided that you have given us honest and accurate instructions, and fully cooperated with us to help us try to win your claim.

If you are successful we will limit the amount deducted from your compensation which will be agreed at the onset of the claim, giving you certainty and piece of mind.

Can you take over from my current solicitors?

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 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.

We recommend that you 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. When we receive your file, it will be assessed quickly and we’ll take over to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.