Personal injury claims.
Thousands of them are made every single year.
And if you’re thinking of submitting one of your own, it’s worth doing a bit of research before you start. What exactly are they? What type of injuries do they cover? How do they work? As personal injury law specialists, here we take a closer look and clear up a few of your most frequently asked questions.
A legal claim for financial compensation
Essentially, a personal injury claim is all about getting financially recompensed.
It’s a formal legal process, in which you apply for compensation for an injury, illness or disease. This injury could be physical or psychological – and it could be something you’ve sustained yourself, or a life-changing or fatal injury that has happened to a loved one. But to make a claim, it must have occurred due to an accident that was somebody else’s fault or someone else’s negligence.
This compensation is designed to make amends for the pain and suffering caused by the injury and reimburse you for any financial losses you have incurred as a result.
The most common types of personal injury claim include:
- medical negligence claims – such as those made against either the NHS or private medical or clinical professionals, for misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, surgical errors, hospital neglect, birth injuries etc.
- road traffic accident claims – made by motorists and other road users, such as cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and public transport passengers.
- accidents at work claims – made by employees for any injuries sustained in the workplace (e.g. due to manual handling, defective work tools, working at a height).
- public liability claims – for slips, trips and falls or any other accident that has occurred in a public place.
A simple solicitor-led process
Although they may seem complex, injury claims are usually pretty straightforward.
The claim itself is led by a specialist personal injury solicitor, who has a deep understanding of the legal process involved. Guiding you step-by-step through this process, they will:
- confirm your eligibility to make a claim
- establish who was legally responsible for your injury
- gather the necessary evidence
- assess your injuries
- arrange suitable medical and rehabilitation care
- calculate how much compensation you deserve
- negotiate a fair settlement
Such solicitors are highly experienced in this area and will give you the best possible chance of success. In most cases, a satisfactory outcome is reached during the negotiation stage. But, if the other side denies liability, the claim may go to court -although this is very unlikely and, even if it did happen, the success rates are still fairly high.
Personal injury claims are typically made on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. Which means, you don’t have to burden any of the financial risk or worry about hefty solicitor fees. It’s simple. If the case is unsuccessful, you don’t pay a penny. But if you win, any legal bills will be paid by the other party’s insurance policy – along with the compensation amount you have been awarded.
Think you could be eligible to claim?
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If you’ve suffered any type of personal injury in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to a significant sum of money – and we’re here to offer our assistance.
As leading personal injury lawyers, injury claims are our area of expertise. We have a long history of success with claims for medical negligence, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in public and more. And not only can we advise on your eligibility, we can take care of the full claims process on your behalf – seeking your rightful compensation, whilst also supporting your recovery.