Claiming Compensation For A Personal Injury
If you have suffered a personal injury or been unwell as a result of third-party negligence, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Our skilled team of personal injury claims solicitors are experienced in handling all manner of personal injury claims and are dedicated to securing clients the financial compensation they deserve.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury is a legal term referring to physical and psychological injuries or illnesses that have been caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence.
For those who have been hurt or become unwell under such circumstances, a personal injury claim is a legal case that you can pursue to formally recover compensation from the responsible party.
Typically, you can make a personal injury claim if you or a loved one has been hurt in any kind of accident in the following circumstances:
- The injuries occurred in the last three years
- The injury caused financial suffering financially as well as physical pain
- The injury was entirely or partly the fault of somebody else
What Types of Injuries Can You Claim For?
The term personal injury applies to a broad range of accidents, incidents and illnesses as well as various circumstances which they occur.
Some of the most common personal injury claims include;
- Workplace injuries
- Slips, trips and falls that were not your fault
- Road traffic accidents
- Medical negligence
- Dog bites
- Injuries or illnesses abroad
- Injuries caused by faulty products
When making a personal injury claim you could be entitled to financial compensation for additional out of pocket expenses such as;
- Loss of earnings
- Medication or treatment not available on the NHS
- Hospital visits and parking
- Additional travel expenses as a result of the injury
- Care or assistance for domestic chores if required
- Pain and suffering
If you think you may be entitled to personal injury compensation, then our team of personal injury lawyers have a wealth of knowledge in this area and will be able to quickly determine whether you have a valid claim.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
Every personal injury case is unique, and the amount of compensation received will depend on the individual circumstances, the severity of the injuries and the subsequent effect it has had on your life.
At Sarah Waddington Solicitors our personal injury solicitors take the time to fully understand every aspect of your experience in order to accurately value your claim and ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation.
Over the years our personal injury claims specialists have seen compensation amounts ranging from £850 – £190,000 for the injury alone without taking into account the additional expenses a mentioned in the section above which we can claim for.
Should I Make A Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident or suffered an injury that was not your fault in the last 3 years, making a claim for compensation could be the first step to getting the help, support and closure you need.
Not only can compensation for a personal injury deliver some much needed financial recompense but in a lot of cases it provides a sense of justice, knowing that the responsible party has been held accountable for what they did. It can also help to ensure that in situations where the incident was preventable, that new policies, preventative measures and health and safety guidelines are followed to ensure that it never happens again.
What Does The Claims Process Entail?
With personal injury claims being rarely straightforward, there are often multiple parties involved ranging from medical experts to witnesses. Therefore, using an experienced law firm to represent you in such circumstances will ensure that you receive the best personal injury claims advice, support and desired conclusion.
Our solicitors work to ensure that the process is as simple and stress free as possible for our clients, keeping them informed on all new developments, changes or updates on their case. Although the claims process itself can vary slightly depending on the type of personal injury claim and the circumstances around it, the typical personal injury claims process would entail;
- An initial free 30 minute consultation to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
- An in depth assessment to collect all of the details, facts, information and supporting evidence which is compiled into a case file.
- Submission of the claim to the defendants, formally notifying them of your intentions to seek compensation.
- Negotiating with the other side in order to hopefully reach a settlement.
- If a case isn’t able to be settled, then it will go to court.
- Finalisation is reached either by court or negotiation and you receive your injury compensation.
Experts in Personal Injury Compensation
At Sarah Waddington Solicitors, our team of specialists deliver friendly, transparent and effective personal injury claims advice, supporting clients through every step of the way from consultation through to the conclusion.
We know that the prospect of legal fees can be daunting for some people and we are proud to be able to offer our personal injury services on a No-Win-No-Fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront and in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t be out of pocket as there will be no costs to pay.
If you have any questions or would like to book a free consultation, then please get in touch and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to help.
Why use a firm of Solicitors?
The Law Society states it is important to seek proper legal representation for any claim as it is not uncommon for an insurance or claims management company to try and settle for compensation amounts lower than we would expect. We would therefore advise you to use the services of a solicitor for all types of personal injury claims. As an SRA regulated firm of Solicitors, Sarah Waddington Solicitors can fight on your behalf, against even the biggest multi-million-pound companies and their extensive legal teams.
With personal injury claims being rarely straightforward, there are often multiple parties involved ranging from medical experts to witnesses. Therefore, using an experienced law firm to represent you in such circumstances will ensure you are getting the best advice, support and desired outcome. We offer all of our personal injury services on a No-Win-No-Fee basis looking after your personal injury claim from start to finish, and even in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will have no costs to pay.
We will however always strive to recover the maximum possible compensation for you, your injuries and your personal circumstances.
We have seen, in some of the most serious of cases, over one million pounds in compensation, where severe injuries, loss of income, and other expenses were all taken into consideration.
What details will we need from you?
The following information will be used to establish if you have a valid personal injury claim and will allow our team of personal injury claims solicitors to work out how much compensation you might be entitled to. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information to hand when you first speak to us though, you can send this to us later.
- Accident date and location
- How the accident occurred
- Contact details of any witnesses
- Injuries suffered and any medical reports you have already obtained
- Proof of any expenses or loss of earnings you may have encountered
- Any other supporting evidence that you think could help in your claim for example, photographs of the scene.
It is also important to remember that for all types of personal injury claims, the limitation date is 3 years. This means that we can only take on personal injury claims that have occurred within the last 3 years. If your accident is close to its limitation date, we would advise you to get in touch as soon as possible to ensure that the claim can be logged before the limitation date runs out. Speak to one of our team of personal injury claims solicitors today if you are unsure.