Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers have considerable experience in representing and supporting individuals and their families, with claims following accidents that were not their fault.

Call us now on 0808 164 0808 or request a call back, and we will call you.

Personal injury claim solicitors throughout the UK

We understand that sustaining a personal injury can have an impact on every aspect of not only of your life, but also the lives of your family. Also the thought of commencing a personal injury claim at an already stressful time may feel difficult, which is why we are here to help. Our personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to make bringing an accident injury claim as easy as possible for you.

Rehabilitation-focused

If you require it, we can make sure you have access to the best quality of private rehabilitation at an early stage. This can help to ensure you make the best possible recovery.

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We also help with securing early interim payments, to cover loss of income and to assist with immediate financial injuries.

In other financial terms, below we have outlined the two elements of personal injury compensation: general and special damages.

What are general damages with personal injury claims?

General damages are paid to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity experienced as a result of your accident.

The level of damages is decided either via negotiation through the claims process, or as a result of a Court decision. The level of damages is calculated upon the severity of your injuries and your long-term recovery prognosis.

What are special damages with personal injury claims?

Special damages are based upon the level of financial loss you have suffered as a result of your accident and injury. They can include expenses such as:

Types of personal injury cases

Our personal injury lawyers deal with many types of personal injury compensation claims, including:

It is important to note that there are strict time limits for bringing personal injury claims. Generally, you have three years from the date of accident to bring a claim, although there are a few exceptions which our legal team will be able to advise you upon.

Our personal injury solicitors provide other services in addition to recovery of compensation. We also assist with:

If you require further advice and guidance relating to personal injury compensation claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch . Or you can call us on 0808 164 0808 or request a call back, and one of our personal injury claims lawyers will call you.

Personal Injury Compensation FAQs

Below we have included some of the most common personal injury FAQs, to help you understand more about how to claim compensation for personal injury, and get the ongoing help and support you need.

Have a read through, and if you still require further support simply give us call.

Is there a personal injury claim time limit in the UK?

Yes there is. For most personal injury claims, the claim has to be made within three years from the date of the accident.

If the claim arises from something that has happened over a period of time, such as a repetitive strain injury caused by the type of work carried out during employment, then the three year period starts from the date of knowledge. The relevant date would be the date when the individual realises that the type of work has caused the injury.

If your personal injury compensation claim arises from an accident on an aeroplane or a cruise ship, then you have a period of two years from the date of the accident in which to make the claim.

A minor (child under the age of 18) has until their twenty-first birthday to pursue a claim for an injury caused.

These timescales are known as the limitation period. If settlement has not been achieved within limitation, then Court proceedings will need to be issued to keep the claim open.

Does it matter that I am not close to one of your offices?

Not at all. We have clients who live all over the country and we will communicate with you in whichever way is most convenient. We are happy to come and visit you at home or to talk with you by other means such as via telephone, email, written correspondence or video meetings, using software such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

I am unhappy with my current legal team, can I change my legal team during my personal injury claim? When should I change solicitors?

You have the right to change your legal advisor if you are unhappy with their service. We are happy to provide a no-obligation second opinion about your claim if you are not sure about the direction it is taking. If you do require a second opinion with a view to changing solicitors, we recommend that you do so sooner rather than later to minimise any damage being done with respect to your claim.

Contact us to discuss this further, so we can talk you through your options.

Can you visit me at home or in hospital?

Yes of course. We are happy to meet you wherever would be most comfortable for you.

Will I have to deal with lots of paperwork to bring a personal injury claim?

We do try to keep the paperwork to a minimum and, where possible, we will complete forms for you. All you would need to do is read them and sign, date and return them. We will also send you a prepaid envelope so that returning the documentation to us does not cost you anything either. You also have the option to complete your paperwork online. We’re here to guide you through every step of the way.

Will I need to make any upfront payments to make my personal injury compensation claim?

Absolutely not. If we have to pay any money to a third party (known as disbursements), for example, paying your doctor for copies of your medical records, we will pay for these upfront.

During the course of your personal injury claim, you will not be out of pocket.

Will I need a medical assessment as part of my personal injury claim?

We will obtain copies of your medical notes and records from your GP and hospital (if attended). Once received, we will then instruct an independent medical expert to examine you and provide us with a medical assessment report.

The medical report will provide details as to the injury suffered and it will also state whether or not any future treatment is recommended to aid your recovery. The report will also provide us with an estimate as to when a full recovery should take place, if it has not done so already.

Based on the contents of the report it will allow us to place a valuation on your claim for compensation.
It may be necessary to instruct more than one expert during the course of your claim.

How long does a personal injury claim take to settle?

As each personal injury claim is different, the time taken for settlement will depend on a case by case basis. Usually claims where liability is admitted will settle a lot sooner than those cases where arguments over liability continue.

No case will settle until either the client has made a full and complete recovery from the injuries suffered, or the medical evidence confirms that ongoing symptoms will continue for a specified period, or will be permanent.

Will I have to go to court during my personal injury claim?

In all likelihood no, 95% of our cases are settled without the need to go to court. If you do need to go to court, you should rest assured that our legal team will make sure that you are looked after, and that your case is presented to the very highest of professional standards.

Is personal injury compensation taxable in the UK?

In general, personal injury compensation awards are not subject to tax in the UK. The only situation where tax would be due is if you are paid interest for a delay between settlement and receiving your compensation.

Contact our personal injury solicitors today

If you or a loved one have been injured and would like to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers about a potential personal injury compensation claim, please call us on 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat.

Or, you can request a call back and we will call you.

Disclaimer

In general you have three years from the date of injury or reasonable knowledge of injury to bring a compensation claim. There are some exceptions to this rule for instance where the matter involves a child in which case the child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to bring a claim, therefore expiring on the individual’s 21st birthday.

It is important to speak to a legal team as early as possible to avoid any issues with limitation dates.