Have I got a claim?
If you have had an accident that was someone else's fault, you may have a claim. We offer a half hour free interview to discuss what happened and advise on whether you have a claim.
How long will it take?
This very much depends on how long it takes to investigate the claim and whether the defendant denies responsibility (and defends the claim) and how quickly you recover from your injuries. We will be able to explain the likely timescale if we take your case on.
When do I have to claim by?
There is a strict 3 year time limit. This means that, if you have not brought and settled your claim by the 3rd anniversary of the accident, you must issue a claim form in the Court to protect your right to bring a claim.
If you were under 18 years old at the time of the accident, the 3 year time limit runs from your 18th birthday; i.e. you have until your 21st birthday. You should not leave things to the last minute. It is always best to contact us about a potential claim sooner rather than later.
What can I claim for?
You can claim for:-
1. Compensation for the actual injury. This is to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity. The amount depends on the facts, case law and Court guidelines. We can advise further on this once we have evidence about your injury(s) and
2. Compensation for financial losses and expenses. The basic rule is that if you have lost money or had to pay out for things because of the accident and/or your injury(s), you can recover these loses provided they are reasonable. You can also recover for future losses. We can advise in full on what you can claim.
How much is my claim worth?
This depends on what injuries you have, how long they go on for and what impact these have on your life. See also: What can I claim for?
What is "no win no fee"?
"No win no fee" is what most people call Conditional Fee Agreements. These are agreements between the solicitor and the client about the legal costs connected with the claim.
We can offer Conditional Fee Agreements for suitable claims. We are happy to offer a half hour free interview to advise on whether you have a claim and the funding options, including Conditional Fee Agreements.
Will I have to go to Court?
Most personal injury and clinical negligence claims settle without the need to go to Court. If your claim is likely to go to Court, we will prepare for this on your behalf. We will be there to guide you through the whole process.
Can you take over from my current lawyers?
Yes. We have taken over claims for clients from other solicitors in the past.
Can I get Legal Aid?
Legal Aid is not available for personal injury claims anymore. From 1st April 2013 it is only available for clinical negligence cases involving neurological injury at birth or within 8 weeks of birth.
Can I sue the Army/Navy/RAF/MOD?
Yes, we have experience of acting for serving and ex-service personnel in connection with personal injury and clinical negligence claims against the MOD. You can bring a claim against the MOD, even if you are still serving.
What happens if I want to claim against my current employer?
You may be worried about losing your job if you make a claim against your employers. Please contact one of our Personal Injury Solicitors to discuss your potential claim.