Suffering from an injury through no fault of your own is upsetting and if your injuries are serious, your life may change significantly as a result and you may personal injury solicitors to help out. In both circumstances, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries from the person at fault, and this usually involves making a claim through their insurance company.
There are a number of different circumstances where you may suffer from a personal injury and these include:
Each of these situations present different issues when making a claim for compensation. For example, you may be worried about the impact on your job when making a compensation claim if you had an accident at work or if you develop a work related condition. However, your employer is not allowed to treat you any differently if you are making a claim for compensation and in addition the claim will be made via your employer’s insurance company rather than directly with them.
A trip or slip on a pavement or in a supermarket may not sound particularly serious, however the injuries from these particular incidences can indeed be serious. With a trip on a paving stone, we will need to establish from the local authority (who are responsible for maintaining the pavements) what their inspection schedule was, if this was carried out effectively and if there were any previous reports of the defect in the pavement.
There are a number of ways that you can make a personal injury claim without paying any money up front. This is normally because you already have a legal expenses insurance policy in place. If you have a strong chance of a successful claim, we may be able to sign an agreement with you to recover most of our costs as your solicitor from the losing party at the end of your claim.
Due to a recent change in the law, some of your legal costs cannot now be recovered from the other side, but you should not let this put you off from making a compensation claim. We will always wait until your claim has been settled and you have your compensation cheque before we ask you to pay a penny in legal costs.
We aim to make the process of a personal injury claim as stress free as possible, and to communicate with you in a way that is clear and easy to take in.
It is important that you are clear about the process involved when making a claim so that you can make an informed decision about your next steps. We will take the time to talk you through the process from start to finish and deal with any questions you may have.
Our specialist team will use their many years of experience to make sure that you receive the best outcome in your claim.
If you would like to know more about making a personal injury claim, please call our London team of personal injury solicitors on 020 7490 5861 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.