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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.

A Metcalf May 2021

It’s finally over and we are out of the timeshare.

When I called in October last year and you answered the phone I was in a very bad place, having just realised I was being scammed again by J Foster Associates. You managed to calm me down and get my money back. I will not forget your calming voice that day and I will always be crateful to you for that. All the staff at Sara Waddington Solicitors have been excellent and the whole process has been smooth.

Mr B Davey

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to say a big thank you all at Sarah Waddington Solicitors who have helped us resolve our timeshare problem, you have put our minds at ease. I will not hesitate to recommend you should anybody who has a similar problem ask me in the future. Thanks again. Best Regards Mr B J Davey, Mrs J A Davey

Mr Terrence Webb

Former owner at Fortina Spa Resort, receiving over £14,000 in compensation. - "I was much relieved to be put in touch with you and I am just too impressed for words at the professionalism of the company."

P.A. Hobson

Thank you for your letter confirming the relinquishment of my timeshare. I was very pleased to receive it. I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work, you made it very easy for me. All I had to do was be patient. So thank you very much and should anyone ask I will definitely recommend you.

Gary Semley

On a personal note today, after hearing the European Claim Centre (on the phone) call your company a 'scammer', today's conference came as further reassurance that we were absolutely with the right company. You may not realise it but your direct, and matter-of-fact 'bedside manner' left us in no doubt that we were under the care of very professional people (not that we should have needed any more reassurance).

Chris Roberton

Sarah gave excellent service and kept us informed in releasing us from Diamond Resorts points timeshare. Quite a relief to not have to pay those ever increasing maintenance fees. Thank you Sarah.

Mr and Mrs Andrews

When we got that final letter indicating that our membership with Diamond Resorts was now at an end it was such a relief. Financially it would have crippled us if we'd had to carry on paying the maintenance fees that were rising every year. When we took out our membership it was fine but everything went downhill after Diamond Resorts took over the business. It became a very expensive luxury which we could not afford and age and health became a problem. Diamond were very unhelpful when we tried to relinquish our membership and that was the reason why we turned to you for help. We would like to thank you for your help in this matter and we are more than happy with the representation and advice which you gave us.

Alan Clark

Sarah Waddington Solicitors has recently contested, and successfully won a flight compensation claim for me. I found them to be very friendly, helpful and extremely professional. The contact was minimal throughout with no hassle, and I was kept up to date with proceedings as things progressed. I received the full amount of compensation (although when I initially challenged the Airline myself they told me I wasn't entitled to anything!!) for which I am delighted. I would have no hesitation contacting Sarah Waddington again or recommending her to family, friends and colleagues.

Arman Mazlum

A first class service from an approachable yet highly professional practice. Dealt with my flight delay claim extremely swiftly and with minimal hassle. Much recommended.

Carol Walker

When the maintenance fees for our time share soared in price we decided to try and " get out of our contract" after much discussions we were told that it would be very difficult if not impossible eventually we were put in touch with Sarah and she said she could help. After many months of contact with the timeshare company Sarah was successful and our contract was cancelled. Sarah kept us informed every step of the way. So if you are looking to cancel your timeshare give Sarah a call I am sure she will give you excellent advice.

Colette Walton

When we were first told that Sarah Waddington Solicitors could terminate our contract with a points style timeshare company, we were concerned that it wasn't a legitimate claim, as we had been told by the timeshare company that it wasn't possible. However, Sarah Waddington's have managed to terminate our contract for us, for which we are very grateful. We were kept informed throughout the case, very politely and professionally. We would certainly recommend Sarah Waddington Solicitors to anyone who is having the same problems.

David Williams

I am very happy with the service and support Sarah has provide to me, in dealing with a complex case over the last 12 months. I would have no problems recommending Sarah to any of my friends. I have contacted other law firms in Leeds and found them pompous and arrogant, Sarah is not and works well those who have less or no legal knowledge. I would advise any new clients, Sarah is user friendly.

Paul Goodhall

Just received my cheque for over £600 for my Flight Delay claim which was handled by Sarah Waddington Solicitors. I had a flight delay with my family a few years ago and after coming across their website submitted my claim which was simple and stress free. They were able to get my compensation within a few months on a No Win No Fee basis, was well worth the wait and the fee and would highly recommend them to my friends and family which I have already done. The money will now go towards a much needed holiday for my family again and as much as the delay caused us to miss 3 hours of our holiday, to receive this money it goes a long way towards compensating us for the loss of the time and inconvenience. I now happily await the next 3 hour delay!!

Dr Pilkington

Thank you very much for your help on the Timeshare matter. I cannot tell you how relieved I am!

S Gerscher

It is indeed great news, my wife is highly delighted as there was the worry of anything had happened to me she would have struggled financially yo pay these fees. May I take this opportunity o thank you and your colleagues for making this possible.

Mr & Mrs Betchley

Thank you for all the work that you ad the team carried out for our Timeshare relinquishment.

Mrs & Mrs Laughton

Thanks to all the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for their expert assistance & work in bringing this Timeshare matter y a successful conclusion. I would recommend your Solicitors practice without reservation to others who may now have reached a stage in their life where circumstances are changing.

Mr & Mrs Allen

Many thank once again for all the work you have done to draw this Timeshare issue to a close. It is very much appreciated and a great relief.

Mr & Mrs Cumberauld

After seeking to free ourselves from the trauma of timeshare, pestered by organisations who wanted to “help”, but it felt like timeshare selling all over again! We then found the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors. An incredible team that communicates frequently and they successfully steered us through to our relinquishment. What a result SWS has our deepest thanks.

Mr & Mrs Sides

Thank you so much for getting me out of my Timeshare contract and getting all my money back. Please accept my very sincere thanks for all your help and hard work on my behalf. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am.

Ms G Cope-Brown. 3/06/2019

“Thank you to the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for getting me out of my Timeshare. We were impressed with just how quick and easy it was”.

Ms Aerts, Berkshire. 13/6/2019

“I would like to thank Sarah Waddington Solicitors for dealing with my Holiday Sickness Claim on my behalf. I have now received the compensation that I was rightfully owed and I’m very grateful for all of their help”

Mr Rowley. 13/6/2019

“On behalf of Mrs Evans & I. We both thank you so very very much, for your determination & persistence in managing to resolve our claim against, Vuelling Airlines. Lisa, you have shown so much empathy & understanding to us both in this long fought battle & I hope your superiors appreciate that your a great asset to their firm!!!You have made to over 70s very happy & we shall recommend your firm to others, who have had similar unfortunate & stressful dealing with Airline Companies regarding similar flight cancellations. We shall now book another holiday but no flights with, Vuelling Airlines!!!'”.

Mr & Mrs Scullion, 14/6/2019

“Hello to all, just received the excellent news regarding our claim against Fuelling Airlines and would like to thank you for all your hard work and perseverance regards our claim excellent result”

Mrs Evans. 14/6/2019

I would like to thank everyone at Sarah Waddington especially John Hurley for Issuing proceedings and getting me out of the contract I had with Club la Costa. It's a relief to have that weight taken off me. I would recommend this business to anyone in my situation.

Ms Vail. 19/6/2019

Thank you for your call today letting us know we are out of our Timeshare, we are both so grateful for this piece of news. At this point, we are both looking forwards to finally thinking about 'living' again after the last four years or so of feeling like we'd completely wrecked the financial lives of our children as well as our own. Thanks to the persistence and sheer hard work of Sarah Waddington Solicitors it is now dawning on us that we can move on with our lives and we are eternally grateful to them for this.

Mr & Mrs Semley, Barnsley. 24/5/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Ms Yellop. 29/7/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Mr & Mrs Pask. 07/8/2019

We have today received a letter from Lena Karisson of Palm Oasis confirming our contract is cancelled. Hallelujah it has taken a lot of time and work to achieve. So thank you.

Ms Toone, Leicestershire. 28/8/2019

Thank you for getting me my compensation for my holiday sickness claim, such a relief. Please extend my thanks to Ornella and Alfie for bringing this to such a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr & Mrs Ramage 4/9/2019

We are delighted at the work carried out on our behalf, and our successful relinquishment of our timeshare by Sarah Waddington solicitors, and all so quick and pleasant. Mr Robert Adam was a joy to talk to and kept us informed throughout the process.

Mr & Mrs Jervis 10/9/2019

A big thank you to Sarah Waddington and her team for the hard work and unflappable, steady and reassuring professionalism throughout. Thanks to the team’s efforts and expertise we are finally released from our timeshare contract

Z Chaieb 21/10/2019

Richard Ricks is a knowledgeable, helpful, professional, understanding, and calm Barrister. He dealt with my case incredibly well, and got me the result I needed and wanted. I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of legal support.

T.G. & R.A. Booth. 21/10/2019

We are extremely grateful that Sarah Waddington Solicitors have managed to cancel our contract with Club la Costa. It has been like an albatross around our necks and it hasn't helped the health issues that we both have been suffering from for the last few years. It feels like a great weight has been lifted.

Mr and Mrs Byrne 27/9/2019

We have received today 27/9/2019 a letter from V C Lawson Legal Dept Diamond Resorts confirming our contract with them has been cancelled, it has taken 2 years and money to do it but we are finely FREE hooray!!!.Thank You for all the work you have done to get us and our family out of all this situation.

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.


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