Who can make a claim?
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
The quickest way to find out whether you can make a claim is to call us free on 0800 689 5659 and speak to one our friendly, legally trained advisors.
How is compensation calculated?
You may wonder how a solicitor will calculate the value of the compensation you are due. Each case is different, and it is not an exact science, nor always simple to get right. That’s why it’s important to get specialist help.
There are two main types of compensation: general damages and special damages. Compensation for your pain and suffering is hugely important. However, it’s not the only thing that is taken into account.
Here, we explain what other things a solicitor might consider when putting together a legal case for compensation.
General damages are awarded for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you suffer as a result of the injury arising from your accident. General damages are assessed based on the circumstances of each individual case.
There are, of course, lots of different categories of injury, affecting various parts of the body. Some injuries can seem relatively minor, but they can still cause a lot of pain, discomfort and inconvenience.
In cases of serious injury, the compensation amounts awarded can be, unsurprisingly, much larger. This is because a serious injury may result in a complete change to your life, affecting everything from your work to your relationships and leisure time.
If you can’t work, or can’t do the same job you used to, compensation can be absolutely critical in helping you to balance your finances. It can also enable you to plan for the future, giving you the means to cover medical care, support, rehabilitation and accommodation.
Special damages are awarded for items that have a fixed value. They cover any expenses you incur as a result of your accident, including expenses you will have to bear in the future.
For example, you may be able to claim for:
We can help
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can access confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each part of the process. Our personal injury solicitors work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be left out of pocket.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation. Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.