If you have suffered an injury which wasn’t your fault in the last three years then you may be entitled to compensation. If the accident victim is less than 18 years of age then that person will have 3 years from their 18th birthday to make a claim.
What type of injury can I claim for?
The main areas that we specialize in are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, and slip & trip claims. However we can assist you in many other types of injury claim, as our panel of solicitors have worked on most types of injury claims and have extensive knowledge in these fields.
How much does it cost?
The solicitors will make sure that you are aware of their fees and all options available to you before they agree to work on your behalf. The solicitors normally work on a No Win No Fee basis.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation awarded will depend on the specific circumstances of your claim. Once we have assessed your claim and you have spoken to a solicitor they will be able to give you a clearer idea of the compensation that you may receive.
Will I have to go to court?
Most cases are dealt with out of court. It is in the best interest of all parties involved to keep the costs involved down. Only in very complex or uncommon cases would we expect a client to have to attend court.
How long will my claim take?
There is no set time limit on the time taken to settle a claim as each claim will have it’s own circumstances. However, please be aware that more complex claims can take longer to settle. For instance, where your injuries are more serious, or where the person responsible denies liability.
Is there any travelling involved?
Yes, you need to be examined for a medical by a doctor to show any conditions of your injury. If you pay for transportation, keep the bill, this is also recoverable. The solicitor will arrange a consultant as close to the area where you live to make it easy for you to access. You will not be required to attend the solicitors office if you do not wish to, as the solicitors can deal with most aspects of a claim through correspondence such as email, telephone and letters.
Is there a time limit on claiming?
You normally have 3 years from the time of your accident to make a claim for compensation. There are some exceptions to this. Where the person is below 18 years of age, they will normally have 3 years from their 18th birthday in which they can make a claim.
Some work related conditions and diseases can be more difficult because the injury may not be readily visible, or may have a very slow or obscure rate and mode of development, therefore the 3 year limit can be the date that your symptoms began.
If you are assaulted, there is a 2 year limit, from the date of the incident, in which you must lodge a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Agency (C.IC.A).
Do I need to visit a doctor or go to a hospital?
There needs to be some form of medical evidence of the injuries and a visit to a doctor as soon as possible after the accident would prove the extent of them. The solicitor will arrange for you to attend a specialist doctor in accident injuries, at a later stage for a full thorough examination in order to assess the injuries and possible outline of compensation.
A medical record is required in order for a claim to pursue. The claimant must see or has seen a doctor or a hospital doctor, as it would prove the sustained injuries from a medical background.
Can my employers dismiss me if I make a claim following an accident at work?
It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss you for making a claim against them. It is an employer’s responsibility to make sure that any work areas and equipment are safe for their employees to use, and adequate training should be given to all employees.
How much will a lawyer take off my settlement?
The solicitors will normally agree to work on a No Win No Fee basis for you and any fees that the solicitors charge to you should only be payable if your claim is successful and deducted from your settlement. The solicitors costs are normally capped at 25% of your settlement. All of the costs involved in making a claim should clearly be outlined to you by the solicitor before they agree to take on your claim. We recommend that you speak directly with the solicitors regarding any questions that you may have about fees once you contact them as they will be best placed to answer any questions or concerns that you do have.
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To check if you may be eligible to claim for a Personal Injury Claim fill out our short form to request a call back, telephone us directly on 0161 872 7874