Have you experienced a personal injury through an accident that wasn’t your fault?
At No 1 Solicitors, we have a team of specialist personal injury lawyers who have vast experience in dealing with cases just like yours and we are confident we can get the compensation you’re entitled to.
We know how frustrating it can be when you have suffered a serious personal injury, whether at work, at home or on holiday. There can be devastating long-term effects on your health to deal with, as well as the associated implications on your finances.
If you have suffered a personal injury and you weren’t at fault, our personal injury solicitors will guide you through every step of the legal process while your case is ongoing. We also offer 24/7 legal advice and a FREE consultation to our clients.
A personal injury claim is a process used to recover compensation for someone who has been injured and they weren’t to blame. This type of injury covers a vast range of accidents and can affect a person physically or psychologically, including deaths.
Because the range of damage that could be done has such a large scope, we advise contacting one of our personal injury lawyers. This will allow us to investigate how serious the injury is and relay this to a judge.
There are several reasons why we might suffer a personal injury. Amongst some of the most common are injuries through:
Anyone who has suffered a personal injury and was not at fault could have a case for compensation, so long as the injury happened within the past three years.
In the UK, any legal proceedings must begin within three years of the date of an accident or, in a case of medical negligence, three years from the date when you first realised you had suffered injury as a result of medical treatment.
Children under 18 years of age can start legal proceedings any time before their 21st birthday. Alternatively, parents or guardians of a minor can make a children’s personal injury claim on their behalf.
The time that it takes to receive a personal injury payout depends on the presence of disputes in terms of accepting liability, advice from medical experts, the speed of insurance companies and the Court.
When it comes to making a claim, an independent medical expert will conduct an examination. By taking into account your pre-accident medical issues, they can provide evidence to support that the pre-existing issue has been made worse through the accident.
Liability is a legal obligation required by a person or company, owed to a person following an accident resulting in a serious personal injury. The victim must prove who is liable when they are pursuing a compensation claim. However, this can be hard to do – and that’s where 1Solicitors can help.
Claims for personal injury can be made when someone else is at fault. Someone is legally at fault if an injury is caused by result of their negligence; behaviour that is below a standard of care.
When a business or company accept responsibility for an accident or injury, they may allege that the person in pursuit of compensation was partially to blame for their suffering. Common in personal injury claims, these can result in reduction in compensation, dependant on the blame that is levelled at them.
One example would be a road accident in which the person claiming compensation was not wearing a seatbelt.
You could receive a substantial personal injury claims payout for any pain and inconvenience suffered if you have been injured in the past three years.
In addition, you could also be entitled to money to help with costs including:
To find out how much money you could claim for your personal injury, try out our personal injury claims calculator.
This online tool is designed to give you a rough estimation on how much compensation you could receive, although it’s best to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer in order to assess how successful your claim will be.
To get your case off the ground and see exactly how much personal injury compensation you may be entitled to, contact 1Solicitors today.
The best thing is, that we have a no-win no-fee policy on all personal injury cases, so you won’t be expected to pay any personal injury solicitors fees unless you win!
For your first appointment with one of our specialist personal injury lawyers, contact us today on 0330 053 7117.
We can speak with you over Skype if that is preferable to you but if you’d like to meet us face-to-face, do drop into one of our regional offices to arrange an appointment. We will strive to get you a settlement you’ll be pleased with.