What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?
When you contact us, you’ll speak to a member of our friendly team, who will talk to you about your injury. This initial consultation is free - from there, we can advise you on the best way to take your claim forward.
Contacting Those Responsible For Your Injuries
We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your accident at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for what happened. If they do, we’ll try to secure some of your compensation upfront, which can fund private medical care and expenses while your claim is ongoing. These payments, known as interim payments, will be taken out of your final compensation award.
Our experts will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from various sources such as witnesses, CCTV and independent medical professionals.
We’ll employ medical professionals to find out how your accident or illness impacted your health and recommend the care you’ll need in the future in order to make the best recovery possible.
Final Settlement & Compensation Awarded
We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.
Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim needs to be decided at court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.
Read more about what happens if your case goes to court.
What Can Compensation Pay For?
By making a personal injury compensation claim, you can access funds to help cover expenses, as well as any medical treatment you may need.
Every personal injury case is different, so there’s no set amount of compensation you’ll receive. The amount of compensation you’ll get will depend on your circumstances, the severity of your injuries and the long term impact.
To work out how much compensation you’re entitled to, we’ll take into account factors such as:
Expenses – including travel expenses to medical appointments, medical equipment and things that help with practical day-to-day living.
Loss of earnings – to cover any time you’ve had off work and time off you may need in the future. This figure can also cover matters such as not returning to the same role or not being able to return to work.
Pain and suffering – caused by your injury or illness.
Further treatments – to pay for any further surgery or medical procedures you may need after experiencing negligent treatment.
Adaptations – we can help you adapt your home and vehicle after an injury to help with living independently. Find out more about the kind of changes that can be made to a property
Care costs – to fund home care visits and past and future rehabilitative treatments.
If you’d like to make a compensation claim, contact us to set up a free initial consultation on
0800 056 4110.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
You normally have to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident so it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. If you get in touch with us soon after your accident, it can make collecting evidence a little easier as there are often fewer problems finding witnesses whose statements we may need to support your case.
There are some exceptions to the three year time limit, including:
Claims on behalf of children – these can be made at any point before their 18th birthday. When the child reaches 18, they can make their own claim at any stage until they turn 21.
Mental capacity – there are no time limits to make a claim on behalf of someone who doesn’t have the ability to handle their own case.
Fatal claims – to make a claim on behalf of a loved one, you have three years from the date they died to make a claim. If a post-mortem found that the death was caused by an accident or illness, you have three years from the point where you discovered these findings.
If you would like to make a personal injury claim, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so we can start work on your case. Call us today on
0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.
At the start of your case we’ll discuss funding options with you, advising you which one we think is most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be better options to fund your claim. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.
If we think you’re best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we’ll explain the process clearly. This involves setting up an insurance policy that will protect you, at no cost to you. You’ll only have to pay if your claim is successful – your opponent will pay most of our fees.
Please visit our
No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works.
Meet The Team
Our personal injury solicitors are based across the country, so wherever you are, we’re on hand to help. We’ll always take the time to get to know you and will make sure we understand what happened in your accident and the effect it has had on your life.
Our Personal Injury team has been praised by leading legal guides, including Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. In 2016 Chambers & Partners said: “They are excellent, very knowledgeable and considerate to their clients, in whom they take a personal interest.” The Legal 500, in 2015, described us as a “leading player” and recognised that we “handle every case thoroughly and compassionately”.
We’re also proud to have won the Claimant Solicitor of the Year prize at the Rehabilitation First Awards on seven different occasions. This award recognises our key focus on rehabilitation, working hard to make sure our clients can access the care and support they need.
Accidents in Public Places team.