FAQs about personal injury law in the UK
Q. What is it?
Personal injury law concerns injuries to people from accidents that happen through the direct fault of a third party. Circumstances brought about by a third party, or accidents arising because of negligence or other reasons.
Over three million accidents happen in the UK every year and each one of these is a story of tragedy at worst and inconvenience at best. Personal injury law covers accidents at the workplace, at public locations such as sporting facilities or in the street, or on the roads, or through medical negligence.
Q. Is it difficult to claim?
Personal injury law can be complicated and it is important to find the right solicitor for the particular case. However, the claims process is fairly straightforward and there are many legal firms and compensation providers who can help a person through the process.
Q. What kind of claim is eligible?
Any personal injury that was not their fault, if the claimant required medical treatment and they are making the claim within three years of the incident.
Q. How do I check my eligibility?
Take our 30-second online test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. If your claim appears to be eligible you can start your claim online or you can talk it through with one of our advisers on 0800 689 0500.
Q. What does my solicitor need?
In order to prove your case under personal injury law, your solicitor needs:
- The date and location of the accident.
- Your medical report. In any case, an independent medical report may be required.
- Contact details of any witnesses.
- To know if you are a member of any trade union or professional body which may possibly be able to help with your legal fees.
Q. Will I have to go to court?
It depends on the nature of your case. Many simple claims are settled by phone. Your solicitor will advise you.
Q. How much award will I win?
Again, it depends on your case. If you give us some details of your injury we may be able to give an estimate of what your claim is worth.
Q. Who is Accident Advice Helpline?
We are a leading personal injury law firm in Great Britain and we can help you through the claim process. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and endorsed by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Q. What happens if I lose my case?
Under personal injury law, our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so if the judgement is not in your favour you won’t have to pay our solicitor’s legal fees.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now.