If you've suffered a Personal Injury, we can help you secure compensation
If you've been injured and the incident was at least partly someone else's fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may feel as though you don't know where to begin but we can help you calmly establish the facts and advise whether or not you're likely to succeed in a claim for compensation.
Our experienced specialists have the expertise you need on your side in such a difficult situation. They will work with you and make every step of the process as simple as possible and give you the best possible chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.
Our Personal Injury specialists can help you retain 100% of your compensation. Many law firms will deduct up to 25% of your settlement as a "success fee" but we offer a "No Deductions" service for Personal Injury claims, where you keep the full amount of any damages awarded to you.
What type of injuries could you claim for?
There are many situations in which you could suffer an injury. The injuries could affect any part of your body and many injuries affect multiple limbs or areas of the body. The following are some of the more common types of incident that could lead to a compensation claim:
- Road Accidents - Whether you are in a car, motorcycle or any other type of vehicle, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The accident could involve any number of other vehicles, including those driven by an uninsured or untraced driver (the latter is commonly known as a hit-and-run incident).
- Cycling Accidents - If you were cycling and were hit by another road user such as a motorist, you may be entitled to claim compensation against them for your injuries.
- Workplace Accidents - You may have been injured at work, either alone or along with other colleagues. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are able to carry out your work safely and should follow certain procedures in the event of a workplace accident.
- Accidents in a public place - This could include a park or other public space, a shop or shopping centre, or even a restaurant, leisure facility or entertainment venue.
- Criminal injuries - If you've been attacked or assaulted and left with injuries as a result, you may be able to claim criminal damages.
If you've suffered an injury and feel that you should be entitled to compensation - even if it doesn't fit with any of the descriptions above - contact us to determine whether or not you may have a valid claim. We can discuss the details of the incident with you and advise you of the best way forward.
How much compensation might you receive?
Many claimants want to know how much compensation they might receive for their injuries. This can vary significantly, depending on the specific circumstances of the incident that caused your injuries. However, the following should give you some idea of the factors that can influence the level of compensation that you may be entitled to:
- The extent of your injuries - Some personal injuries can have life-changing long-term effects, whereas others may be less serious with good prospects of a full recovery. The severity of your injuries will be one of the key factors in calculating the level of compensation you may be entitled to.
- The financial implications of your injuries - You may be unable to work or be forced to take different, lower-paid work as a result of your injuries. Also your injuries may mean that you need specialist care or need to make alterations to your home or car. These can impact heavily on your finances so your lawyer would look to gain compensation for these costs.
- The psychological effects of your injuries - An injury can easily affect you psychologically. If you're unable to live your normal life - even in the short-term - it can cause upset and distress for you and potentially for your loved ones too. Whilst you can't put a financial value on this type of suffering, a level of compensation can be claimed for it in some instances.
If you've suffered an injury, we'll discuss the causes of the incident and fully explore how it has impacted you. From there, we will work with you and communicate with the other party, to help establish the level of compensation you may be entitled to.
Who pays your compensation for an injury?
If we find that another party (such as your employer or the other driver in a car accident) was at least partly to blame for your injuries, they will be held liable for your compensation. In theory, you could then claim against the individual or organisation responsible for your injuries. In practice though, most compensation claims are paid for by insurers. For example, motorists are required by law to have at least third-party motor insurance and most employers are legally required to have Employers' Liability insurance to protect their employees in the event of an injury at work. The presence of insurance means that funds are readily available to compensate you for your injuries. A valid insurance policy means that you don't need to worry about whether or not the other party has the financial means to compensate you directly.
For criminal injuries, such as an assault or physical attack, it's likely that you will need to claim from the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) rather than an insurer. This is a publicly-funded organisation that helps victims of crime to recover compensation.
How do you get started?
If you have suffered an injury and think you might be entitled to compensation, our advice is to get in touch for some initial advice as promptly as possible. You have up to three years from the date of the incident (or from the date you discovered your injuries, if this was later) to start your compensation claim. However, we recommend that you get in touch quickly to start the process.