Personal injury covers a broad range of accident and injury types, including accidents at work, home, in public and on the road. We can also help those injured as a result of medical negligence, for example those who have suffered a misdiagnosis or error during surgery. An injury can be both physical and psychological, and if you have been injury in the last three years through no fault of your own you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
In essence, personal injury claims are no different than any other legal case involving negligence. Indeed, the law is ultimately designed to protect the public interest, so it is only right that when harm is done to another the injured party is provided with compensation of some description. Unfortunately, many people who suffer personal injuries either do not realise that someone else may be to blame or they are reluctant to involve the law in a matter that they consider to be a straightforward accident.
It is important that members of the general public are aware of their legal rights – slippery supermarket floors, health and safety risks at work, loose paving slabs and poorly secured rails are just some examples of the many potential hazards that people face on a daily basis. Regardless of whether blame lies with the local council, a multi-national retail giant or lowly market trader, the fact remains that if someone (including a company, which for all intents and purposes is regarded as an individual person) causes harm to come to another through their negligence, the injured party has every right to claim for damages.
Personal injury compensation can not only help with any loss of earnings as a result of the individual’s injury, but also contributes to any additional costs for travel or further medical treatment needed. The amount of compensation awarded in a personal injury claim varies, as it is dependent on the type of accident, the expected recovery time, and the amount of money lost as a result of the injury. Making a claim can also help prevent the same thing from happening to someone else by making the negligent party aware of the consequences of their actions.
We understand that many people may initially regard the personal injury claims process as stressful, expensive and time consuming. However, this needn’t be the case; we offer a service that is designed to make claiming for personal injuries as straightforward as possible. Our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which means there are no costly upfront fees, and in the unlikely event that your case is not successful you will not be liable for any of the costs. If your case is successful your solicitor will attempt to get you at least 75% of the compensation for your injuries, and will also attempt to recover some of their fees from the other side, ensuring you keep the maximum amount possible of your compensation.
*There will be two scenarios where your solicitor may charge you for their costs:
1- if you have been found to be making a fraudulent claim
2- Non-cooperation by you, which jeopardises the outcome of your claim