What is a Personal Injury Claim?
In simple terms, a personal injury claim is the legal case that you file in case you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. It encompasses the processes that you’d follow to recover compensation from the parties responsible for your injury. In most cases, a personal injury lawyer to file for compensation when you or your loved one has been injured in an accident that:
- Occurred within the last 3 years
- Was caused by another party
- Caused physical and financial suffering to you and your family
Nobody wants to, or expects to be injured. This is why we’re proud of the kind of work we do to help people recover after they have been injured in an accident. Our firm offers impartial advice about compensation free of charge, and we can guide your through the first steps. In case you’ve been injured in an accident and it feels wrong, give us a call to find out how we can help to make it right.
Who can Claim?
The simplest way to determine if you’re eligible for a claim is to contact us through [phone number]. During the call, we will listen to every detail you have about the case, and we’ll offer you the necessary advice free of charge, with no pressure or rush to start the process of filing a claim. Our attorneys are ready to provide you with the help and support you need in your own terms and in your own time. We have over 20 years of experience helping victims make personal injury claims. This way, you can be sure that we will be able to let you know whether we think that you can make a claim before we put you forward to a solicitor. In case you’re still unsure about talking to us, you can use our free claim checker tool.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The term “personal injury claim” can be used to describe many different kinds of accidents. As one of the most trusted and recommended personal injury service in the UK, we are committed to responding to all your questions and concerns, as well as providing you with impartial advice for free. We tailor our services and advice to suit you and your case, based on the type of accident and your experience. Our firm doesn’t believe in the use of complicated legal jargon, especially when dealing with our clients. Here are some of the most popular personal injury claims that we work with:
Road Traffic Accidents
If you were involved in a no-fault car accident, you can claim for the car damages on the insurer of the responsible party. This means that the total cost of replacing or repairing your car will be covered by the party at fault.
What about the cost to your health?
Your insurance claim doesn’t cover the cost of treatment for the injuries incurred, your lost earning, or the pain and stress caused by the accident. Whether you were a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian injured in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, we can provide you with all the help you need to make a claim.
Accidents at Work
The employer is responsible for the safety of the employees at work, and are legally required to make the environment and tasks as safe as possible. Further, they must provide you with the correct training to perform the work you do as part of your role. It can be stressful to suffer from a workplace accident. Such an accident could leave you worried about your finances, feeling anxious about your job, which doesn’t help with the recovery. With our 20+ years’ experience and our network of expert solicitors, we can help make this right. You can find more information about work accident claims in the Work Accident Claims section of the website.
Trips, Slips, and Falls
There is a common misconception about trips, slips, and falls; that they only result in minor injuries like scrapes and cuts. However, trips, slips, and falls are a significant part of the personal injury claims that we work with. They can lead to serious personal injuries, such as back injuries, broken bones, or brain and head injuries. You should never feel ashamed or embarrassed if you fall in public. The owner of the premises in which you fell in is responsible for keeping everyone in the premises safe just as the council is obligated to keep all public roads and pavements safe from tripping hazards. So, if they failed to do this, your accident is a result of their negligence, as it could have been prevented by the responsible party.
Life-changing or Fatal Injuries
Some of us have been contacted by a family member or a loved one of someone who suffered a life-changing injury or a fatal accident. If you have a family member or a loved one who’ve recently passed away or has suffered an injury that changed their lives and yours for good, we’re truly sorry. We know that losing someone close to you can be such an overwhelming experience. At such a difficult time, we are dedicated to offering our clients pressure-free advice. We can’t possibly take away everything that you’ve been going through, but the money you might receive in compensation might help to provide the help and support needed. For instance, the money could be used to clear medical bills or pay for the necessary home adaptations. Alternatively, you can contact us for impartial advice, free of charge. We always have someone who’s ready to listen, and we will never push you to take on further steps that you’re sceptical about.
We can also help your if you’ve suffered through a form of medical negligence. If your doctor misdiagnosed you, failed to diagnose you, or delayed your diagnosis, causing you much injury than should have otherwise been, we can help. This might have probably put your life at risk. We are here to help you make it right. Other forms of medical negligence such as dental errors, surgical errors, or any other negligent behaviour that might have left you suffering or in pain longer than necessary can be made right with the correct claim.
During your claim, the solicitor will work to negotiate on your behalf, and will do everything in their power to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible, based on your case. To do this effectively, they will consider the impact the injury has had on you and your family, as well as the expenses you’ve suffered, including the following:
- Your wages and loss of earnings
- The severity and the lasting effect of the injury
- Daily expenses from the injury
- The kind of injury suffered, as well as the pain and suffering as a result of it
- All medical expenses, including any medications, therapies, and recommended future treatment to be received
If you want to get an estimate of the settlement figure before contacting us, try the industry-leading compensation calculator here.
Tips for Making a Personal Injury Claim
Collect the necessary information. The main details that will help to support your claim include the following:
- The registration numbers of the vehicles that were involved, in road accident cases
- The name of the premises in which you suffered the injury in, if it was a trip, slip, or fall
- Full details regarding the injuries you suffered
- The exact details of the workplace accident and the environment (including the machinery involved)
- The names and the wards of any medical practitioner that treated you after the accident
It is also advisable to get statements from friends, family, and the witnesses after the accident, especially if they have helped you to get about or recover after suffering the injuries.
It’s quite possible that you’ll be asked for specific dates in regards to your accident, further in your claim. To make the process easier for you, it’s a good idea to have all the relevant dates in writing, so that you have them ready if needed. Documents and letters relating to the injury or accidents might also be beneficial to your claim. As such, it’s worth having them handy and safe. Your solicitor might be able to negotiate for your loved ones to have their costs covered too.