What does personal injury mean?
The legal definition of personal injury is an injury or illness that has been caused by or made worse by, someone else’s negligence.
If someone else is negligent, that may mean they are at fault and you could be entitled to a personal injury compensation claim.
How can I make a personal compensation claim?
Claiming doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. Our team of specialist legal advisors are here to help on all personal injury claims, we cover:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Medical Negligence
- Dog Bites
- Faulty Products
- Accidents at Work
- Accidents Abroad
Contact us today on 08000 250 250 and we can offer you free no-obligation advice, we can also help get your claim set up in one quick and easy step.
Why should I make a claim for my injury?
An accident can have life-changing effects including ongoing treatment, surgery, the requirement of mobility aids, pain management, time off work or even having to stop working altogether.
This can be quite costly and add up quite quickly.
If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim and our team of legally trained advisors are on hand to help assess if you are eligible.
The compensation awarded can help ease the stress of the financial element, leaving you to get back to what really matters, your recovery.
The process doesn’t have to be intimidating or time-consuming as we will do everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis.
I’ve been injured due to an accident but how do I know if I can make a claim?
If you are unsure if you’re entitled to make a personal injury claim and would like to discuss this with our team, then contact us today for free no-obligation advice. We can speak with you about your accident and give you the help you need to know your rights.
We usually advise that if your accident was within the last 3 years, it wasn’t your fault and you have sustained an injury then you should be entitled to make a claim.
How will I know my claim will be successful?
Each case will differ and have its own individual circumstances; therefore, there is no set rule for how an accident claim is successful. If you wish to discuss the unique aspects of your claim, then our team is happy to help and can give you expert legal advice based on the circumstances of your claim.
What will the Solicitor do?
To shorten a more complex process, once receiving all the information from you, your solicitor will begin notifying the person/company at fault.
They will work to provide the supporting evidence that they are at fault, this means that the person/company owed you a duty of care and breached this duty, this could be done in various ways, such as not paying attention whilst driving, not clearing tripping hazards in aisles, pathways etc. not inspecting equipment properly or ignoring laws or regulations that are put in place to keep you safe, acting negligently.
Once the person/company at fault has agreed liability (that they are at fault), your solicitor will then provide evidence of your injury and other losses, then begin negotiation.
How much compensation will I receive?
Every case is assessed on an individual basis due to each case having its unique circumstances. This is to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
To gain an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to try our claims compensation calculator.
In order to assess how much you will be entitled to your solicitor will consider the effects caused on your work and personal life as well as the pain and suffering caused by the injury sustained.
Therefore, when assessing the amount and claiming your compensation, Direct Solicitors will look to cover:
- The pain sustained due to your injury
- The impact the injury has had on your life
- Any loss of earnings you may have had due to time off work due to the injury
- Any medical expenses including treatment and medication
- Care received, even if given free e.g. by a family member
What is “No Win No Fee”?
No Win No Fee means you will not have to worry about paying upfront for your legal fees. It also means if our solicitors take your case on under a No Win No Fee agreement (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)) and you don’t win any compensation you will not owe them any fee, there are no hidden terms and/or conditions, just simply, if you do not win your case you do not pay a fee.
Will my claim be covered by No Win No Fee?
Not every case can be covered by a No Win No Fee agreement, it is only Civil cases that can be dealt with under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
The types of claims covered by No Win No Fee agreements (CFA) are:
- Personal injury arising from a Road Traffic Accident (RTA)
- Personal Injury resulting from an Accident at Work
- Medical negligence claims
- Personal injury arising from a slip, trip or fall
Still not sure if you are eligible to process your claim on a No Win No Fee basis then contact our team of specialist experts today, they are on hand to answer any more questions you have and help you get your No Win No Fee agreement set up today.
I want to make a claim, where do I start?
If you want to start your personal injury claim today then contact our legal advice team, we will be able to guide you further on the process, answer any questions you may have, assess your claim and get your No Win No Fee agreement set up today.