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If you’ve been injured in an accident that occurred because someone who had a duty of care towards you breached this duty, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident that occurred because someone who had a duty of care towards you breached this duty, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering.

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If you’ve suffered an injury and you’re looking to make a compensation claim, there’s a good chance that your case will fall under personal injury law. On this page, you can find out everything you need about making a personal injury claim with a personal injury solicitor, what the process involves, and how much compensation you could receive.

We also explain the eligibility criteria and how you can take legal action today with the help of our No Win No Fee solicitors.

Let’s begin with the basics.

What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a form of legal action that you can take when you suffer an injury that you suspect was the fault of someone else.

Personal injury covers a range of different accident types: accidents at work, road traffic accidents, and accidents in public places. Below, you can find more information on each, as well as advice on claiming compensation.

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Why Make A Compensation Claim For Personal Injury?

Some people are reluctant to make personal injury claims, even if the accident and injury occurred because of someone else’s fault; for example, another driver slamming into the back of your car.

Some people can feel concerned about taking legal action or worried that it might cost them money. If you work on a no win no fee agreement, then you’ll face no upfront cost and will only have to pay for any legal fees if your case is successful and you receive compensation for your injury. The purpose of a compensation claim is to restore you to the position you were in before the accident happened.

It also helps compensate you for any financial losses you might incur down the line. For example, if you broke your leg at work and were unable to return to your job, you could potentially miss out on tens of thousands of pounds in salary. Personal injury compensation can ensure you get that money.

Making a personal injury claim is also useful for people who have suffered an injury and need treatment, but the waiting times for the likes of surgery are too long. In these cases, your No Win No Fee solicitor can arrange for you to have private surgery much sooner, which you can claim the costs for as part of the claim.

As we explore below, you can make a personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything unless your claim succeeds.

Let’s look at the different types of injuries you can claim for.

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What Kinds Of Injuries Can You Claim For?

Personal injury law, as we’ve explained above, covers a range of different accident types. The injuries that can result from these accidents can be minor, healing within a few months. Or they could be life-changing, such as brain damage. In tragic cases, accidents could even lead to fatalities.

The injury must have either been caused by the accident, contributed to its development, or it could have made an existing injury worse. Let’s look at some examples:

  • Head injuries – This could include the likes of concussions or more serious injuries like brain damage
  • Injuries to your back – You could claim compensation for muscle strains or tears, or the likes of a herniated or slipped disc
  • Knee injuries
  • Hip and pelvis fractures – These types of injuries are some of the most commonly suffered when it comes to falls
  • Foot, ankle and toe injuries
  • Injuries to your hand, wrist or fingers
  • Injuries to your internal organs
  • Psychological damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Now you know what types of injuries you can claim for, let’s look at the eligibility criteria for claiming personal injury compensation.

The Eligibility Criteria For Personal Injury Claims

In order to make a personal injury claim, your case needs to meet certain criteria. These are:

  • That you were owed a duty of care by the party responsible for your injury
  • The duty of care was breached
  • And as a result of the breach, you suffered an injury

 

In cases involving workplace accidents, establishing a duty of care is simple: all employers owe their employees a duty of care. We explain more on this below.

The same applies to accidents on the road—all road users owe each other a duty not to cause each other harm.

Accidents in public places can be trickier to establish, especially incidents on streets, but with the help of a No Win No Fee solicitor, it’s a small hurdle to overcome.

Proving breach of duty is achieved with evidence, so if you have photos, video footage or any written accounts, keep hold of them. We discuss evidence in more detail below.

It’s also important to prove that the accident caused or contributed to your injury. Again, this is achieved with evidence, often obtained from a medical expert during the personal injury claims process.

How Long Do I Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?

It’s important to remember that there is a time limit for personal injury claims. This is 3 years from the date of the accident. So if you slipped and twisted your ankle in a supermarket on 5th May 2024, you’d have until 5th May 2027 to issue court proceedings.

If you don’t take legal action during this period, you may be prevented from claiming compensation altogether.

Claiming Compensation On Behalf Of Your Child

If your child has suffered an injury and they’re under the age of 18, it’s important to note that the time limit does not apply until they turn 18. They’ll then have until their 21st birthday to issue court proceedings.

It’s possible to make a personal injury claim on their behalf before they turn 18. You would need to be appointed a litigation friend by the court, which a solicitor can help you with. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to get in touch via our live chat or free helpline.

What Are The Different Ways You Could Suffer An Injury?

Above, we mentioned some of the different ways that someone could suffer an injury and how they are categorised under personal injury law.

Below, you can find more information on each type, starting with workplace accidents.

Accidents At Work

If you suffer an injury while you’re going about your daily work duties, this would be defined as an accident at work.

In some cases, accidents can happen by pure chance—they’re nobody’s fault.

In other cases, the accident could have happened because your employer failed to do something, like train your colleagues how to use a forklift truck properly, or failed to replace a broken piece of equipment. In these instances, your employer could have breached their duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, which leaves them open to a claim.

Some people worry about claiming compensation from their employer. They may worry about losing their job or putting the company at financial risk. However, all employers are covered by insurance, so they don’t actually pay the compensation outright, their insurers do, and by law they cannot take action against you for making a claim.

If you’d like to learn more about making an accident at work claim, then you can read our in-depth guide.

You can also check your eligibility to make a claim by calling us for free on the number above, or by using our live chat box.

Accidents In Public Places

Sometimes you could suffer an injury in a public place. These are spaces that are open to the general public, like high street shops, supermarkets, malls, and leisure centres, and also open spaces like parks, pavements and other highways. All public spaces have public liability insurance to cover any costs in a public liability claim should an accident occur in their space because of their negligence.

When you use a public area, you should be able to do so without running the risk of suffering an injury. For example, a shop not cleaning up dropped eggs or highlighting the hazard could lead to someone suffering an injury if they slip and fall.

If you do, it could be the fault of the party in control of the space. Some of these spaces may be supervised by your local council, whereas others may be under the control of private companies.

Our team of No Win No Fee solicitors specialise in public liability claims like these and can guide you through the process to help you recover compensation for your personal injury. If you’d like to check your eligibility, please get in touch for free.

Accidents On The Road

It doesn’t matter if we use the roads as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or driver, we all owe a duty of care to one another. And it’s important that we follow this because when things go wrong on the roads, they can lead to serious injuries and in some cases, death.

It’s important to be familiar with The Highway Code and to follow the rules set out in legislation like the Road Traffic Act. This covers everything from giving cyclists enough room when passing them on the road, to not driving while under the influence of alcohol. A breach of these rules could lead to injuries and compensation claims.

It’s also possible to make a road traffic accident if you were injured as a passenger in a vehicle and it was the fault of the driver of that vehicle.

If you’d like to learn more about making a road traffic accident claim, please get in touch or read the linked guide.

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How Do I Build A Strong Personal Injury Claim?

In order to give yourself the best chance of success when making a personal injury compensation claim, it’s important to gather evidence. Without evidence, the defendant may reject your claim.

The evidence you gather should help you prove that the accident happened in the way you said it did, and that it was the fault of the other party. So for example, if you fell down some stairs at work because of a broken handrail, you could report the accident to your supervisor. You can then get a copy of the accident book record to prove it happened.

If possible, you could try and take a picture of what may have caused the accident. There may even be CCTV footage available which can prove very useful.

In order to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident, your No Win No Fee solicitor will arrange for you to be examined by a medical expert. They’ll assess you and then produce a report that should link your injuries to the accident.

If you need help or advice on gathering evidence for your personal injury claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor?

It’s possible to make a personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a phrase you may have seen or heard before in advertisements. Its meaning is simple: if your case does not lead to you receiving compensation, your solicitor doesn’t charge you a fee.

Only if your case succeeds will you pay your solicitor anything. Their fee comes in the form of a percentage of your compensation award. This percentage is capped by law and will be set out by your solicitor before your claim begins.

In short, No Win No Fee agreements enable claimants to access the justice and compensation they deserve without paying excessive fees.

How Is Personal Injury Compensation Calculated?

When it comes to calculating your personal injury compensation amount, it’s important to note that each case is valued independently. This means there is no average payout. Let’s explain this in more detail.

A compensation payout can consist of payments for two types of losses: general damages, for your physical pain and suffering, and special damages for any financial losses.

Compensation for general damages is calculated based on the severity of the injuries and how long they’ll take you to recover, if you do at all. As a rule, the more severe and more permanent the injury, the higher the payout.

Let’s take a look at some example compensation payouts based on the Judicial College Guidelines (17th edition), a document used by solicitors to help value cases.

  • For a severe back injury, you could receive up to £196,450
  • Compensation payouts for broken hips can range from around £4,820 to as much as £159,770
  • Knee injury compensation amounts can range from around £16,770 to £117,410
  • If you suffer from PTSD after an accident, you could get between £4,820 and £122,850

Below, you can use our quick compensation calculator tool to find out how much you could be owed in a claim.

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Can I Claim Back My Loss Of Earnings?

When you suffer an injury, the financial impact could be significant. You may have to take unpaid time off work to recover, and you could miss out on bonuses that you’ve worked hard for. In severe cases, you may be unable to return to your job, meaning you miss out on high salary payments and pension contributions too.

When you make a personal injury claim, it’s possible to account for all of these financial losses, both past and future.

It’s also possible to claim back the cost of other associated things, like travel to medical appointments, and the cost of prescription medicines.

If you’d like help with a calculation for your personal injury claim, why not get in touch with us for free today?

How No Win No Fee Solicitors Co Can Help You

It’s possible to make a personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a phrase you may have seen or heard before in advertisements. Its meaning is simple: if your case does not lead to you receiving compensation, your solicitor doesn’t charge you a fee.

Only if your case succeeds will you pay your solicitor anything. Their fee comes in the form of a percentage of your compensation award. This percentage is capped by law and will be set out by your solicitor before your claim begins.

In short, No Win No Fee agreements enable claimants to access the justice and compensation they deserve without paying excessive fees.

Frequently asked questions

Below we’ll answer common questions regarding personal injury claims

If you suffer an injury, the first step you should take is to get medical treatment. If you’re well enough, you could then report the accident to whoever’s in charge. You could also take photographs of the accident scene and its causes, and note down the contact details of any witnesses who’d be willing to support your case. If you wish to make a personal injury claim, getting legal advice is also a vital step.

The personal injury claims process follows a structure that all claims generally comply with:

  1. First, your solicitor reviews the case and the available evidence. If they believe it has a good chance of success, they’ll proceed.
  2. The next step is to inform the defendant of the intention to make a claim, setting out the allegations and the case against them.
  3. The defendant has a period of time to investigate. They could dispute the facts or seek further information. They could also admit liability.
  4. Your solicitor will look to obtain expert medical evidence to help prove that the injuries were caused by the accident. This evidence will also help you calculate the value of your case. Once obtained, an offer of settlement can be made.
  5. Negotiations may follow, with the parties attempting to reach a fair settlement.
  6. If the claim cannot be settled, it may be issued in court, which starts the process of taking the defendant to trial. This stage follows its own process and most claims settle or are abandoned before they make it to a trial.

The 3 parts of a personal injury claim that must be satisfied to achieve financial compensation for your injury, as we’ve already talked about, are:

  1. Prove that the person responsible had a duty of acre to you (this is easy enough in public spaces, as most public places owe a duty of care to anybody using that space, and if you’re at work or on the road you’re owed a duty of care too)
  2. Prove that the person breached this duty of care
  3. Prove that you suffered an injury as a direct result of that duty of care breach

 

The last two are more difficult to prove, but there are a few key pieces of evidence you can gather:

  • Video Footage – CCTV, dashcam, or similar could help prove who was at fault and therefore show how duty of care was breached
  • Photographs – pictures taken of the scene can be invaluable for proving fault
  • Witnesses – independent witnesses are a great asset if video or photographic evidence aren’t possible, or to support your case further if they are
  • Accident Reports – reporting any accident to the relevant authority, usually your line manager at work, the police during a traffic accident, the manager/owner of the shop, or local council etc. Reporting the accident can help when later making a claim
  • Medical Records – medical evidence of your injury will also help highlight how the duty of care breach contributed to your injury

 

Gather as much evidence as you can to support your claim and our expert personal injury lawyers will put together a strong case on your behalf.

You don’t have to rely on specialist personal injury lawyers or personal injury solicitors when you make a claim for compensation for personal injuries suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.

If you choose to, you can take up your personal injury case yourself, contact the relevant defendant and present the case to them just as a personal injury lawyer might.

However, if you make a no win no fee personal injury claim with us, you don’t need to bother with the hassle of creating a strong case yourself, and instead you can leave it to our team of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors who have years of experience dealing with cases like yours, to ensure they get the maximum compensation amount for you.

You can make a successful personal injury claim yourself, but you’ll have an increased chance of success if you work with specialist personal injury solicitors like our team.

If you would like our help on a no win no fee basis, then contact us today.