What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is a legal case you can begin if you’ve been hurt in an accident and it was someone else’s fault. It’s the formal process of recouping compensation from the other party who was responsible for your injury – usually their insurance company. There are no upfront costs and you pay nothing if your claim is unsuccessful.
Typically, you can start an injury claim when you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of accident that:
What level of compensation might I be awarded?
Yes, there is. You have 36 months (three years) from the date of the injury incident (or when you originally noticed your condition or it was first diagnosed). There’s a formal administrative procedure your personal injury lawyer must follow to register the compensation claim: the reality is that if you have three months or fewer until the deadline, it’s very unlikely we’ll be able to get you into the system. If you’re closing in fast on that 33-month trigger point, you should think about calling us on 0208 900 9574 without delay.
Do I qualify to make a personal injury claim?
Anyone can make a claim in the aftermath of an accident that was someone else’s fault and in which they were injured. The easiest way to find out if you’ve got a claim worth pursuing is to call us 0208 900 9574. for a chat.
We’ll listen to everything you tell us and freely give you the best advice we can. We’ll never rush you, nor pressure you to start the claims process. Our job is to give you the support and help you need – at your pace and in your own way.
Oddly enough, we do hear from people who’ve picked up an injury in an accident but dismiss it – or don’t realise that it’s more serious than they think. If you’re still seeing a doctor or being treated for an old accident injury (perhaps you’ve had to take time off work to recover as a result), then think about giving us a call.
What types of accident and personal injury can I claim for?
Road traffic accidents (RTA)
If you’ve had a no-fault car accident, you typically claim for the damages to your vehicle on the responsible party’s motor insurance policy. This means the cost of fixing your car (or replacing it if it was written-off) is covered by somebody else insurance.