Personal Injury FAQs
What is No Win No Fee?
- If your claim is successful, our legal costs will be recovered from the losing party’s representatives. If you are unsuccessful, you will not pay anything. That means you will be able to make a claim for compensation without you having to take a risk.
Do I have a compensation claim for my injuries and losses?
- You have a claim for compensation if you have suffered injuries from an accident which was not your fault and was caused by the responsible party.
- You must bring your claim for compensation within three years of the date of the accident, although there are exceptions to this rule, for example if the injured person is a child.
How long will my injury compensation claim take?
- This will depend upon the severity of the injuries sustained and if the party at fault accepts liability. Once we have carried out our initial investigations, we will be able to give you a more accurate guide and advise you of the timescales.
- A straightforward road traffic accident can be settled very quickly. Where the injuries are serious or where he party at fault denies responsibility for the accident, the claim may take longer.
- In road traffic accidents we have a reputation of turning around compensation claims swiftly. We will arrange a medical examination very quickly and our medical experts will provide a medical report very soon thereafter allowing us to commence negotiations to settle your claim quickly.
How much compensation will I receive for my injuries and loss?
- The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and severity of injuries suffered.
- Your compensation will consist of general damages (pain and suffering) and out of pocket expenses (loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, travelling expenses, medical expenses etc).
- Please refer to our claims calculator for guidelines on general damages.
Does it cost anything to make a claim for a personal injury?
- It will NOT cost you anything. Our legal costs will be recovered from the responsible party’s representatives.
Do I need to attend a medical examination for my personal injury claim?
- It is important that you are medically examined by a medical expert who will be able to properly assess the extent of your injuries and provide an expert opinion as to how long it will take for you to fully recover from your injuries, together with any treatment you may benefit from.
Will I have to go to Court for my personal injury claim?
- The majority of personal injury claims are settled without you having to go to court. In some instances it may be necessary for you to go to court if party at fault disputes liability or the amount of compensation cannot be agreed with the responsible party’s representatives.
- Should I accept any offer of settlement made by the insurance company of the responsible party?
- This is called third party capture and happens in practice, where far less is offered than what your claim is worth. Do not fall into this trap. To ensure you receive the right amount of compensation, you should always seek professional and independent advice from a solicitor. It will not cost you anything to seek independent advice.
Will I need to travel to your office?
- No, we will communicate with you by correspondence, email and telephone.
Remember if you wish to make a claim you will have to do so within 3 years of the incident, for some claims this is reduced to 2 years so act now.