personal injury information

Making a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims are subject to time limitations. In the UK you are able to make a claim within 3 years of the accident. It’s advisable that you make the claim as soon as possible to offer your solicitor additional time to build the perfect case for you.

If a child has suffered personal injury, they have 3 years from their 18th birthday to produce a claim. You will find exceptions to the above limits in rare cases, for instance some Marine and Aircraft Accidents, and Criminal Injuries Compensation have a 2 year limitation period and very occasionally, it’s possible to use to the Courts to bring a claim not in the relevant period.

 

Also there are several very severe level cases when the individual misjudged not to own capacity and in those cases the limitation period won’t apply at all, such that the claim can be purchased many years later.  The main thing is to find advice from a specialist Personal Injury solicitor as soon as is achievable as opposed to waiting and missing one of many key dates which could prevent one from claiming their fair compensation.

Amount of Compensation

You will find 2 forms of compensation which can be claimed for: General damages and Special damages.

General damages are based upon medical evidence: normally a medical expert’s report on the injuries suffered must be obtained. The total amount of compensation encompasses the way the injuries affect you now and in the future.

Special damages are made to place you back the financial position you were in like the accident had never occurred. Any receipts and invoices should be kept whenever we can to prove these losses.

Funding – No win, no fee

At Express Solicitors we are happy to manage your claim by way of a conditional fee agreement, also known as a ‘no win, no fee’arrangement.

At Express Solicitors we won’t ask you for upfront costs.

In the event that you win your case

We charge a contribution towards our fees from your compensation before you obtain it. It’s essential that you talk with us relating to this further when contacting us as this will vary depending on your own case.

In the event that you lose your case

In the event that you lose your case we do not charge for the task that we did on your own claim.

An insurance policy is applied for from the beginning of one’s case to guard you from paying another side’s legal fees and also to pay for other expenses, known as disbursements, such as for instance medical experts’fees or court fees if these can’t be recovered from another side.

Why choose Express Solicitors to manage your individual injury claim?

We are an award winning firm accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We specialise in Personal Injury and have very experienced specialist teams for any kind of accident you may have suffered.

Our experienced Solicitors will:

  • Deal as quickly as you are able to along with your claim
  • Fight for the best possible compensation for you
  • Stop you in the loop with regular updates
  • Explain each step clearly and be easily contactable and approachable
  • We’ve in place a 4 service promise

Step-by-step guide to a Personal Injury claims