Personal Injury Compensation Claims
If you have been injured in an accident or by hazards in your working environment, it can have a devasting impact on your life. Whether the injury you suffered was due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate action, you may be able to claim compensation.
Making a personal injury claim can not only compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced, it can also be vital to help with the financial impact of your injury, such as replacing lost income and paying for private treatment and specialist equipment.
Personal injury claims can be highly complex and contentious, however, so having the right specialist legal advice and guidance from the outset is essential. With over 25 years’ experience, handling a wide range of claims, our personal injury lawyers can provide the expert guidance you need through every stage of the claims process.
We understand how distressing dealing with a personal injury can be, so aim to make the claims process as straightforward and painless as possible. Our team offer an empathetic, sensitive approach backed by exceptional legal expertise, helping to ensure the claims process runs smoothly and effectively, while helping you to achieve a fair outcome.
Our team understand how important good communication is to our clients. We will ensure everything is explained to you in plain English, so you can make informed decisions about your claim, and we will keep you updated at all times about the process of your case.
In the majority of cases, we are able to secure compensation without the need for you to attend a court hearing, using negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. As well as saving you from unnecessary stress, this is also usually considerably faster and less costly.
For a free, no obligation assessment of your personal injury claim, please call now on 01252 590243 and ask for Daljit Gill.
Our legal expertise for personal injury claims
Our personal injury lawyers have achieved success with a wide range of personal injury compensation claims, including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Slips and trips in public places and supermarkets
- Bicycle or motorcycle accidents
- Industrial injuries and industrial diseases
- Industrial deafness
- Military injuries
- Injuries caused by defective products
Our personal injury claims service
Valuing your claim
We will provide an informed assessment of your claim’s likely value during the early stages of the claims process, giving you a strong indication of how much compensation you may be able to achieve. This can be essential as many people make the mistake of settling for less than their claim’s true value (known as ‘under-settling’), especially when working with less experienced firms.
For a general indication of how much specific types of claims may be worth, please take a look at our handy claims valuation tool.
Funding a personal injury compensation claim
Many of our personal injury claims clients work with us on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. Commonly called ‘no win, no fee’, this means we will not charge you unless your claim is successful.
In the event of a successful no win, no fee personal injury claim, our fees will then be based on a percentage of the damages secured, meaning you will always keep the majority of your compensation.
Some of clients instead choose to fund their claim using legal expenses insurance. This is often offered alongside household insurance and car insurance policies and can normally cover the full cost of making a personal injury claim.
Time limits for personal injury claims
The standard time limit within which legal proceedings must be commenced for most types of personal injury claims is 3 years, counted from the time when you first become aware that you have suffered an injury. In some cases, this will be as soon as the injury occurs, while in other cases the injury may only be uncovered months of even years later.
There are also a number of circumstances where the time limit for making a claim will differ. For example, if the injured person is under 18, their parents or guardians will usually have control until the injured party turns 18 to make a claim on their behalf. If this is not done, the claimant will then normally have 3 years to bring a claim once they turn 18, giving a final deadline of their 21st birthday.
Knowing which time limit applies to your personal injury claim and whether it has expired can be complex, with many factors to consider, so we strongly recommend getting in touch, no matter how long ago the injury occurred.
Personal injury claims FAQs
To help take some of the confusion and uncertainty out of the decision to pursue a claim, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.
Why choose Wheelers Solicitors for personal injury claims?
With over 25 years of experience in pursuing personal injury claims, our lawyers have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for thousands of clients. We have handled everything for the most straightforward claims to those than are much more complex and unusual, giving us a very wide range of experience to draw on for our clients.
That experience means that we know exactly what is needed for a successful claim, so can ensure your case is built the right way from day one. Our personal injury lawyers will make sure all of the relevant details are brought to light and that every angle is considered, giving you the best chance of getting a fair settlement for your claim.
Wheelers is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal standards.