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Our expertise will set you on the road to recovery and ensure you are fairly treated following any accident that was not your fault, and we will work hard on your behalf to see that you receive fair compensation to assist your recovery.
If you are considering making a claim for compensation or wish to know whether you are entitled to compensation for an accident that was not your fault, then click the button below to fill out our brief questionnaire and one of our expert legal staff will contact you back within 2 business hours.
The rapid expansion of our personal injury litigation department is largely due to our unwavering commitment to complete Client care. We believe that you deserve the best possible access to medical care and rehabilitation after personal injury.
To most people, bringing a claim for personal injury can be a very stressful process. The prospect can be so daunting for some people, even in a straight forward case that they choose not to pursue it. If you have suffered from any kind of personal injury that wasn’t your fault we can assist.
We are experts in claims arising out of Road Traffic Accidents.
We are experts in the field of Asbestosis related illnesses.
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Personal Injury Q & A's
A claim can be made if you have been injured and another party is in some way responsible. Even if this third party is not completely to blame, there may still be a case to answer.
These types of injuries can happen for many reasons, and in many locations. They include:
Personal injury can also include medical negligence, and illnesses or conditions caused by your working environment e.g. Asbestosis.
Remember that the personal injuries do not have to be physical. Psychological conditions can also result in compensation. For example:
Key to any successful claim is getting the right advice and help at the very beginning.
In almost all cases you will need to start court proceedings within three years of the injury, or of discovering you were injured, unless you settle your claim before the three years have expired. After three years the chances of making a successful claim are almost zero.
The three-year rule can only usually be waived if the claimant is:
You can contact our experts straight away if you are concerned about how much time has passed.
Your claim will be split into two categories and if successful, you will receive an award for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have suffered from. You may also be entitled to a separate award for your out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
In respect of your claim for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, your claim will be valued on the injuries suffered. Injuries are not limited but can include:
The extent of your injuries is assessed by specialist medical experts who will provide an independent medical report. The medical evidence is used to quantify the value of your injury claim.
Throughout your case you may also incur out of pocket expenses. If eligible we can recover the following items:
While some claims do end up in court, the majority of cases settle out of court. At every stage of the case you will have the final say whether to continue. You will be advised of all offers of settlement and have the choice whether to accept the offer or proceed to court.
This of course, is a difficult question to answer accurately. However, as we have a team of specialist solicitors, most claims are settled between 6-9 months from when the claim was first made.
The answer to this question has 2 parts.
The first is, although your injury may not seem as serious to you at this time, due to the extent and nature of the injury itself, it may pose more serious problems for you long-term if left untreated or ignored now.
The second part of the answer, relates to your eligibility to make claim for Personal Injury compensation later. If you chose to decide now that the injury was not serious enough, and in a number of years you had a major relapse or recurrence of the injury you are now suffering, then your ability to claim what should have rightfully been yours at the time, may be lost.
In order to operate in a safe environment employees must be provided with safe equipment and plant.
Many of the accidents at work that we deal with relate to the use of unsafe and badly maintained equipment. Employers have a strict duty to ensure that:
An employer must always carry out a risk assessment. This involves an investigation conducted to identify whether any particular act or operation gives rise to a safety risk or hazard. The same applies to use of equipment and whether staff have the necessary skills and experience to use the equipment that they have been provided with.