It is estimated that over 10 million accidents causing personal injury occur in Britain every year and over two million of those are caused by the negligence of another person. The law entitles those who have been the victim of an accident caused by someone else's negligence to make a compensation claim for personal injury and loss. Our accident claim solicitors specialise in personal injury cases using the no win no fee scheme. They will fully investigate your case to determine if someone else was negligent and will negotiate the best possible outcome for damages based on the extent of your injury and financial loss to ensure that you get a fair deal. Our accident claim solicitors offer free legal advice and expertise that is second to none. We deal exclusively with accident claim cases and they are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts.
Our accident claim solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No charge is payable unless the legal case is won with an award of compensation and that charge is usually paid by the third party insurers. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client and we will write off our bill. We will also make sure you are protected in the unlikely event that your County Court case does not win.
Until you start the claim process and speak to one of our accident claim solicitors it is not possible to say how much compensation you could receive. Our lawyers need to assess the extent of any pain and suffering for personal injury including ongoing symptoms and long-term disabilities and to assess financial losses to date and anticipated for the future. We act only for claimants, never for insurers and if you instruct us act on your behalf we will zealously protect your legal right to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Damages awarded for successful personal injury compensation claims vary widely. There are two types of damages a claimant can receive known as special damages and general damages. Special damages are compensation for losses that can be valued in terms of money, such as the costs of having your vehicle repaired or the loss of past wages. Special damages can be calculated with a degree of accuracy. Special damages alone are often not sufficient to compensate the victim fully for their losses. For instance, a car accident may leave you physically disabled, which could affect your ability to enjoy life and leisure time. General damages are awarded to compensate victims for losses that cannot easily be assigned a monetary value such as pain and suffering. General damages cannot be calculated accurately and must be assessed by a Judge based on previous case law, government guidelines and personal experience following representations made by the lawyers for both claimant and defendant.
Accident compensation claim awards are split into two main areas - 'General Damages' and 'Special Damages'.
In order to claim compensation for personal injury and loss following an accident it is usually necessary for a personal injury solicitor to prove negligence although there are certain circumstances, particularly involving some accidents that occur at work, where it is not necessary to prove negligence because an employer may be absolutely liable for the consequences of certain failures. Negligence exists where there is a duty of care, together with a failure to take reasonable care for the safety of another person. In order to claim damages it is also necessary to show that any losses sustained are reasonably foreseeable and are as a direct result of the accident. Questions of whether or not there has been negligence are best left to personal injury lawyers and our solicitors will give detailed advice at no cost as to your chances of success and the potential value of any claim.
Thousands of accidents occur every day in homes, workplaces, on the road and in the street. Some of these accidents are simply the result of unlucky circumstances however most are caused by the negligence of another person or organisation. The British legal system enables victims of accidents that are somebody else's fault to instruct accident compensation solicitors to claim damages for the physical pain and mental suffering in addition to financial losses and expenses :-
Claims for compensation are made in accident cases where the victim was either not responsible or was only partially responsible for causing the accident. Even if you were partly to blame for an accident it is still possible to make an accident compensation claim. The award of damages will be reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to your actions that contributed to the cause of the accident.
Most accident compensation claims need to be made within three years of the event but in some circumstances, such as when a minor is injured, the three year period will not start to run until the age of 18. There are certain other exceptions. It is important that a solicitor reviews your circumstances as soon as possible after the incident that caused the injury. The longer it has been, the harder it can be to obtain detailed witness statements - memories do fade with time so you should contact us as soon as possible.
Ensuring that the maximum damages are awarded in accident compensation claims requires a close working relationship between a team of specialist personal injury solicitors and expert medical consultants who are leaders in their field. We are able to call upon the services of some of the most eminent medical specialists in the country and in particular we can send clients for assessment of injuries to the heads of department of some of the country's leading teaching hospitals. All of our appointments are reserved on a private basis, usually in private hospitals or clinics, which ensures the best attention and service together with fast resolution of accident compensation claims.
If you have been involved in an accident and would like legal advice at no cost with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury lawyer, just use the helpline or email our offices. Our risk free accident compensation claims are dealt with on a no win no fee basis. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn't entirely your fault, within the last three years, you should contact us. Our personal injury solicitors have a client centred approach and will ensure that you receive justice by providing committed and vigorous legal representation. Your case will be dealt with in a comprehensive, sympathetic and professional manner and we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to obtain an award of fair and adequate damages. Our solicitors will respect your confidentiality at all times and you will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialise in claiming accident compensation for personal injury caused by third party negligence. Our personal injury solicitors handle all types of accident compensation claims including vehicle collisions, trips and slips in private or public places and incidents at work. We settle a wide range of cases varying from minor whiplash to spinal injury, brain damage and fatalities.