Personal Injury Claims
Find out below all you need to know about personal injury claims and how they work.
Accidents are very stressful, especially if they lead to you getting injured. They can also be financially difficult, as you may be unable to work and you may also need to pay for specialist medical care. A personal injury claim allows you to receive the compensation you deserve to help you get back on your feet after your accident, whether at work, on the road or in another public place. If you have been injured in an accident and you’re not sure whether you might be able to claim compensation, call us on 0121 565 4317 or apply online and we will talk you through the process.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury claims are a legal process to get compensation for injuries you have sustained that were not your fault. It involves telling the other person that you are making a claim, proving who was at fault for the accident and then agreeing on how much compensation is appropriate. Most personal injury claims are resolved without anyone having to go to court, but we are able to support you through every aspect of your personal injury claim whether it is settled quickly or not.
Personal injury claims can be tricky to navigate, requiring that all relevant information is sent to the other party within specific time frames and gathering relevant evidence. By working with our experienced team of personal injury solicitors, you will be able to leave all of the administration and technical details to us. We will keep you regularly updated on the progress of your case and no decisions are ever taken without your authority. You decide whether you are happy to accept an offer of compensation, but we will offer you advice and guidance. We believe that recovering from the injury that caused your personal injury is stressful enough, so we have streamlined the process to ensure that there is as little stress on you as possible.
Who Is Able To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Anyone who has been injured in a public place and it is not their fault may be able to make a claim for their personal injury. Some of the most common types of personal injury claims include accidents at work, car accidents and medical negligence claims. When making a personal injury claim, you must usually know who you believe was to blame for your injury. This could be your employer, the driver of another car or the doctor who was responsible for your care. In some unusual situations, it may be possible to make a personal injury claim without knowing who was responsible. This is usually the case in incidents involving unknown drivers (usually known as ‘hit and run’ accidents) or where you were the victim of a crime and were injured as a result. In those instances, it may still be possible to make a personal injury claim, but the procedure may be slightly different.
In some of the most severe cases of personal injury, the victim may have received substantial brain injuries or may even not have survived the accident. In those instances, their next of kin may be able to make a claim to hold those responsible accountable. In these instances, the help of an experienced team of personal injury specialists can be invaluable in allowing you to cope with the losses you have suffered and pursuing your personal injury claim at the same time. If you are in this situation, please call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online and our expert team will call you back to discuss your case.
Who Decides How Much Compensation I Deserve?
The amount of compensation you may be eligible for as a result of your personal injury claim will depend on your specific circumstances. There are official guidelines, which have been drawn up by the Judicial College which show the range of compensation that can be expected for a particular injury. These ranges tend to be very wide, to allow for a large amount of variety within a single injury. There are also other factors that influence how much compensation you might receive, including any expenses you may have incurred as a result of your personal injury or if you have received multiple injuries in the same accident.
If both parties are unable to reach an agreement, it may be necessary for the courts to decide how much compensation is appropriate. In almost all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation is agreed by negotiation between the parties. Although we are acting on your behalf, it is always your decision whether to accept an offer of compensation. We will give you advice, but the final decision to accept or reject an amount of compensation offered is yours.
Where Can I Get Help With My Personal Injury Claim?
no fee personal injury solicitors to help you following your accident or injury can make a world of difference. Our help can give you the space and support you need to concentrate on your recovery.
To contact our expert team of solicitors, please call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We will talk through the details of your case and offer you the best possible advice and assistance. Our team will be able to carry out most of the paperwork and discussions with the other party on your behalf, meaning that you don’t need to worry about how to make your case. We will also make sure that we understand the details of your case to ensure that you receive the full payment that you are entitled to. We draw upon our extensive experience to give you an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you can expect and help you to understand why the other party may be offering a specific sum.
Getting professional help from a personal injury solicitor to help with your personal injury claim allows you to get the result you deserve without having to dedicate hours to writing letters, filing documents with the courts and struggling to decide whether an offer of compensation is fair or not.
What If My Personal Injury Claim Is Unsuccessful?
If we are unfortunately not able to win your personal injury claim, it is important that you are not left out of pocket. This is why we recommend that you have a no win no fee agreement with ourselves. Under a no win no fee agreement, we only take payment from the compensation you have been awarded. This means that you will not have to pay anything if you do not get any compensation. By taking a percentage of your compensation payout, we are able to offer you a risk free way to resolve your personal injury claim and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Not all personal injury claims are eligible for us to take on a no win no fee basis, for example medical negligence claims. If we are not able to offer you a no win no fee arrangement, we will discuss other funding options with you. We want to help you to get the compensation you deserve, without any worry about how you might pay the bills.
How Do I Know Whether I Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim?
The easiest way to find out whether you might be able to make a personal injury claim or not is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or apply online. As part of our conversation, we will assess how likely we think you are to win your claim and will advise you accordingly. It isn’t in our interests or yours for you to pursue a claim with little chance of winning. As registered solicitors, we are obliged to always give you honest and accurate information. We want you to get the compensation you deserve as quickly and easily as possible. This means that you can trust us to always put your best interests first. We accept the majority of personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you don’t pay anything unless we are able to win your claim.