It’s very true that strength is often found in numbers. You have probably heard of the US term ‘class action,’ which is when large groups of people take on businesses or corporations in the courts, often over issues of personal injury.
UK law also provides this provision, although we call it ‘group litigation.’ It is often far more powerful than an individual claim, especially when the company you want to claim against is large, wealthy, and powerful.
When is multi-party personal injury compensation used?
Multi-party personal injury compensation claims can be made in any situation where a number of people have been injured by the same accident or act of negligence. A good example would be a plane or a train crash, where a number of people have been injured due to a preventable mechanical problem.
Another example could be the birth defects caused in tens of thousands of babies by the drug Thalidomide, or the problems caused by the faulty silicone breast implants which were given to 47,000 women in the UK.
How to make a claim for multi-party personal injury compensation
If you think you have a case for multi-party personal injury compensation, it’s best to speak to the people who you think might want to claim first. Some people may simply want to put the event behind them, while others may want to join in your action. It’s also important to put together a solid amount of evidence behind your claim by gathering witness statements, physical evidence, and photographs.
If you’d like to know more about multi-party personal injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your situation with our trained professional advisers. We are a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation, and we have helped many groups of people receive the compensation they are legally entitled to over our thirteen years of business.
Call us today and we can let you know exactly what evidence you would need in order to make a successful claim, and give you an idea of the compensation that you may be entitled to. For a very quick guide, complete our 30-second claim calculator online. If you decide to go ahead with your claim, we can work with you on a no win, no fee basis, and usually over the telephone. Like our patron Esther Rantzen, we firmly believe in causing claimants as little hassle as possible, considering all they have already suffered at the hands of someone else’s negligence.
Date Published: November 22, 2013
Author: David Brown