Personal Injury Claims: Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured in an accident and are considering making a claim for compensation it is likely that you have some questions about making a claim. If you can’t find the answer to your question on our website please feel free to call us or contact us for further information.
A: The majority of UK personal injury claims are subject to a 3 year limitation period but there are some claims that are subject to shorter or longer limitation periods …. read more
A: It is generally necessary to prove that the accident was caused, or at least partly caused, by another person or organisation. However, rules on liability are not always straightforward … read more
A: Yes. Many people think that they are unable to claim compensation if the injury did not result in time off work or if they were paid in full during an absence from work due to the injury…. read more
A: The short answer is: maybe. It will depend upon the circumstances of the case and the type of injury sustained.
Before the question can be answered, it is important to understand why medical evidence is important in a claim for personal injury compensation….. read more
Q: CAN I MAKE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM IF I DID NOT GO TO HOSPITAL?
A: YES: There is no requirement to attend hospital after an accident although in many cases hospital treatment will be required. If you did not go to hospital after your accident you can still make a claim. However, it will be necessary to prove your claim by reference to medical evidence and therefore it is generally advisable to have at least a check-up with your GP if you are injured in an accident.
Q: IF I MAKE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM WILL I HAVE TO GO TO COURT?
A: If you have been injured in an accident that was clearly not your fault then it is likely your claim will be settled without the need for you to attend court. In cases where there is a dispute about the accident or the injury sustained then there is a small chance that you may be asked to attend court. However, the number of cases that actually reach a court hearing is low as in the majority of non-fault accident claims the case is settled ‘out of court’.
Q: HOW CAN I FUND THE COSTS OF A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
A: There are a number of different ways of funding the legal costs of a personal injury claim. For instance you may have a legal expenses policy as part of an insurance policy which you already have – for example, your motor policy, your household policy, or a bank / credit card scheme. If you are a member of a trade union you may be entitled to union assistance with funding. However, if you do not have existing means of funding a claim we will be happy to work on a ‘no win – no fee’ basis.
Q: HOW DO I MAKE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM?
A: Contact us. If you have been injured in an accident we will provide you with free advice regarding your potential claim. We will confirm if it is possible to make a claim and will discuss with you the options for funding the claim. We offer free advice by phone or a free, no obligation meeting and free visits are available throughout Lancashire. To discuss your accident claim with a fully qualified solicitor call us or click here and we will contact you!
A: We are happy to offer free home visits to people living in the Lancashire area. If you live outside of Lancashire and require a home visit please contact us to discuss your requirement as we may still be able to assist. Read more about home visits
Use our quick and easy online Personal Injury Claim Checker to see if you could make a claim
An award of compensation is mainly made up of two elements: compensation for pain and suffering, and compensation for financial loss. Different types of injury result in different levels of compensation. Read more
There is no legal requirement to instruct a solicitor to handle your claim. Legally you are perfectly entitled to act on your own behalf and pursue your claim without the assistance of a solicitor. There are, however, a number of factors which will affect the success of your claim and the amount of compensation awarded which you should consider before you make the decision to proceed with your compensation claim without the help of a solicitor. Read more
In recent years, a number of genuine solicitor websites have been cloned by scam companies pretending to be solicitors. The scam websites can look genuine and they often use logos and other information stolen from genuine solicitor websites. Read more
If you are pursuing a personal injury claim for compensation you may find that your opponent’s insurance company are also taking a keen interest in your social media activity. Social media investigations are now common and can seriously damage, and some cases destroy, a personal injury claim. Read more