If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, or suffered illness as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you to make a personal injury claim. We have the right to conduct litigation and therefore are able to take on your matter. So that means that you will have a specialist barrister from the very outset.
Just tell us where and how the accident happened, perhaps it was an accident at work or a car accident; and tell us about your personal injuries so we can help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation.
Our Counsel are well aware of the tactics that insurance companies and representatives can use to contest personal injury claims. We use all our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for people injured in accidents, through no fault of their own.
We can provide immediate legal representation anywhere in the UK. We cover all Courts including Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Oxford, Watford, St Albans, Luton, Hertford, Milton Keynes etc.
A personal injury claim is a legal process used to recover financial compensation for anyone who has suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own.
There are many different types of personal injury claims – including those arising from road traffic accidents, whiplash injuries, accidents at work or in public places, slips and trips and accidents abroad or on holiday.
If you have suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim two types of compensation. These are known as general damages and special damages.
What are General Damages?
General damages are paid as a lump sum to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity suffered by you as a result of your accident.
The actual amount you may receive is decided by the court and depends on how much of an impact your accident has had upon your life in terms of the severity of your injuries and the extent of your symptoms or disability.
What are Special Damages?
Special damages account for any proven past and future expenses you may have incurred as a direct consequence of your accident.
These commonly include loss of earnings as well as any medical and rehabilitation treatment, care and medication costs, travel expenditure, vehicle repairs and damage to clothing or personal belongings.
Who can make a Personal Injury Claim?
You can make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, or a breach of their statutory duty.
With respect to personal injury claims by people under 18, the courts will appoint what is known as a ‘litigation friend’ to claim on that person’s behalf.
In fatal accident claims, the deceased’s financial dependents or personal representatives can claim for loss of dependency, for example if the family’s sole breadwinner has died.
When can I make a Personal Injury Claim
There are various strict time limits within which you must begin legal action in a personal injury claim. These time limits vary and can depend on the accident circumstances and the nature of your injuries.
This is why it is so important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following an accident or injury.
Our counsel have expertise in all areas of personal injury. These include bringing a case for the most minor accident to a life changing accident. From motor accidents to clinical negligence. Our representation include representation at Stage 3 Part 8 Oral Hearings, infant approval hearings, small claims, fast track claims and Multi track claims.
Our barristers also regularly draft infant approval advice at a cost effective price. For more details then please make contact today.
Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.
We have the expertise to understand what is needed to win professional negligence claims. We know when to settle and when to litigate and we don’t lose focus on the needs of our clients.
Businesses and individuals are becoming more and more reliant on their professional advisors to guide them and represent their interests. Lawyers, property professionals and specialists working in insurance or financial services have a responsibility to their clients to undertake such work with reasonable care and skill.
Contact us today to ensure that you have competent and knowledgeable representation from the outset.