Personal Injury Claims
Q. Is it worth claiming compensation following an accident or injury?
In cases where the award for the injury is more than £1,000 it is usually possible to obtain a payment from the other side towards costs. However an initial call to us is without obligation, and if you don't ask you may never know the value of the claim.
Q. Is there a time limit to bring a claim for compensation following an accident or injury?
The usual time period is three years from the date of the accident, but it may be longer in some situations. It is always best to obtain advice as early as possible after an accident.
Q. How much compensation will I be awarded?
Claims will include compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injury, together with compensation for past and expected future financial losses. The size of the claim depends on your particular injury and circumstances, and we can advise you on what you should claim.
Q. How long will the claim for compensation take?
This depends very much on the type of injury and losses suffered by you, and if liability for the accident is disputed. If you recover quickly and liability is admitted it may still take at least 6-9 months from your recovery to obtain the medical evidence and agree damages. Serious injuries take longer to settle, but it may be possible to obtain interim payments during the case. Be wary of those who suggest a quick settlement, unless it is definitely in your best interest.
Q. How much will it cost me to make a claim?
We can advise you on the best way to fund the case, including legal expenses insurance, and conditional fee arrangements. With the right arrangement you may pay nothing if you win or lose, and we always try to minimise what you pay.
Q. What information should I obtain before making a claim for compensation?
Q. What do I do next?
Contact a member of our Personal Injury Claims team for further advice and help to bring your claim.
Q. What should I do if I receive compensation and I am receiving means-tested state benefits?
You should consider setting up a Personal Injury Trust.
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