For a personal injury claim to succeed your injury (or illness) must have been caused by someone else through their negligent behaviour or lack of action. Even if you were partly to blame, you may still be able to make a claim, but your compensation could be reduced to reflect your own fault or negligence.
Usually, the claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident (or the date you first become aware your illness was work related) and most claims are settled within 9 to 12 months. More complex claims, such as fatal accidents, psychiatric injuries and industrial disease cases, can take longer to resolve.
Most people and companies are insured to cover the cost of any accident compensation claim made against them, and it is usually the insurer of the negligent party which pays your compensation and part of your legal costs. You are likely to recover more quickly from your injuries if you receive ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation and in appropriate cases we can arrange this at no cost to you.
Once you have given us the details of your accident and injury, we will let you know if we can help you. Except at weekends or bank holidays, this will normally be the same day that you get in touch.
Please click on any of the four coloured case type boxes above for more information, but best of all give us a call so that one of our lawyers can give you clear advice without any obligation.
Call now on 01684 580900 to speak direct to one of our specialist claims lawyers or go to our Start Your Claim page to submit details of your accident compensation claim online.
If you would like to know what your injury claim may be worth, please go to our Value Your Injury page.
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