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Personal Injury Compensation Claims

Personal Injury UK

Personal injuries can have a very serious affect on our life style and in some cases this can be fatal, if there has been an accident. It is not that we want to make a injury claim for the wrong reasons but if there has been an injury, you must see a solicitor in order to protect your future or those of your loved ones.

Personal Injury limitation

CLAIM AND START COURT PROCEEDING WITHIN 3 YEARS OF THE INJURY TAKING PLACE OR BEING AWARE OF THE INJURY HAPPENING. HAVE A PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITORS OR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS HANDLE THIS FOR YOU AS HE WILL BE WELL EXPERIENCED IN PERSONAL INJURY LAW AND PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION.

For injuries resulting from criminal acts, compensation may be claimed from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (www.justice.gov.uk). The criminal act must be reported to the police as soon as possible but within two years of the act occurring. The court will make the criminal compensation order on the behalf the injured party for the defendant to pay.

IF YOU WIN, THE SOLICITOR WILL BE HAPPY AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY THEIR FEES.

IF YOU LOOSE, YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY THE OTHER SOLICITOR’S FEES AND EXPENSES.

WHETHER YOU WIN OR LOSE, YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE OUT LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE FOR GOING TO COURT. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH. YOUR SOLICITOR WILL NOT PAY FOR THE LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE FEE, IF YOU LOSE. If you don’t take out this insurance and you loose, you will have to pay the other sides legal fees and this could be very expensive.

A personal injury is defined as an injury suffered due to a physical hazard resulting in death, illness, injury, mental disorder or body tissue disease.

What are general damages for injury claims? These are paid for compensating future earnings and the exact amount will be determined by the court, that is, loss, pain and suffering. The court will decide which party was to be blamed and in which proportion.

What are special damages for injury claims? These are paid for compensating any financial loss other than future earnings, that is, repairs, hiring, fees, special care, travel costs, private treatment, damage to clothes, damage to electronic items, loss of items and other out of pocket expenses.

About your solicitor, check (www.lawsociety.org.uk):
  • ·         They need to be registered with the Law Society’s personal injury accreditation scheme.
  • ·         They need to be registered with the Law Society’s clinical negligence accreditation scheme, if it concerns a medical injury.
Solicitors can be paid:
  • ·         By your insurance company.
  • ·         By your trade union.
  • ·         By legal aid.
  • ·         No win no fee arrangements or other fee agreements.

Who can help with my claim? A solicitor, lawyer, claims manager and a claims assessor. ONLY HAVE A SOLICITOR HANDLE YOUR CASE, CLAIMS MANAGERS AND ASSESSORS CANNOT CLAIM COMPENSATION THROUGH THE COURTS, ONLY SOLICITORS CAN. BE AWARE, BE VERY AWARE. Claims Managers and Assessors, if not solicitors will demand fees from your compensation, don’t say that we did not warn you. The government authorise all claims assessors and are regulated by official rules. If you don’t obtain a good service from your claims assessors, complain at www.claimsregulation.gov.uk.

WARNING: THERE ARE STRICT TIME LIMITS TO MAKE A CLAIM, DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE, SEE A SOLICITOR TODAY. ACCIDENT ADVICE MUST BE ESTABLISHED EARLY IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THE ACCIDENT COMPENSATION.

The essential point is that injuries to someone occurs out of negligence, if there has been a harm carried out by another external party, you need to be compensated. The point here is that harm should be compensated and you should not be shy by not claiming. Importantly, if you have suffered, obtain legal advice straight away and as soon as possible.

Accidents can occur at home, at work and in the street. There are many hazards in this modern life style. Having a personal injury can possibly lead to many financial problems and money constraints, if you cannot carry out your normal job.

IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO CLAIM FOR DAMAGES AND CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION. THERE ARE MANY CLAIMS SOLICITORS TO CHOOSE FROM IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH YOUR COMPENSATION CLAIM.

 Examples of events or hazards which you could claim for (in the UK) if you have suffered an injury, whether minor or major (in public or in private):

  • ·         Accidents at home
  • ·         Accidents at work
  • ·         Air accidents or flight related accidents
  • ·         Asbestos
  • ·         Back injury
  • ·         Bicycle accident
  • ·         Birth injury fractures
  • ·         Brain injury
  • ·         Broken bones
  • ·         Car accident or car crash
  • ·         Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • ·         Child accidents
  • ·         Clinical negligence
  • ·         Concussion injury
  • ·         Criminal injury as a victim of a crime
  • ·          Crush injury
  • ·         Cycling accidents
  • ·         Dangerous livestock
  • ·         Dangerous products
  • ·         Discrimination
  • ·         Dislocation injury
  • ·         Dog bite
  • ·         Electric shock injury
  • ·         Employment law
  • ·         Fatal injury
  • ·         Faulty products
  • ·         Food poisoning
  • ·         Fractured bones
  • ·         Harassment
  • ·         Head injury
  • ·         Holiday accidents
  • ·         Horse riding
  • ·         Industrial disease
  • ·         International personal injury
  • ·         Lacerations
  • ·         Medical mal practice
  • ·         Medical negligence
  • ·         Mesothelioma
  • ·         Motorbike accidents or motorcycle accidents
  • ·         Product liability issues due to goods being faulty
  • ·         Professional negligence
  • ·         Psychological illness
  • ·         Rail accidents
  • ·         Road traffic accidents
  • ·         Scarring
  • ·         Serious injury
  • ·         Shop injury
  • ·         Shopping mall injury
  • ·         Solvent related illness
  • ·         Spinal injury
  • ·         Sports injury
  • ·         Superstore injury
  • ·         Tinnitus
  • ·         Trip and slips injury
  • ·         Whiplash road accidents – MOST COMMON TYPE OF CLAIM
  • ·         Work accidents
  • ·         Work place accident

The above list is not considered to be exhaustive and there are other type of injuries that can arise.

YOU NEED TO BE SURE TO CONSIDER YOUR RIGHTS TO CLAIM. YOU HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS SET BY THE LAW. DON’T LET OTHERS FOOL YOU TO BELIEVE THAT THE INJURY WILL GO AWAY AFTER A FEW DAYS AND YOU DON’T NEED TO ESTABLISH A CLAIM.

You will need to approach a solicitor (for legal services) on the basis of a NO WIN NO FEE and if the case is taken by the solicitor after initial interviews with a award established by the court than you should be awarded the legal compensation with no deductions being made by your solicitor. The solicitor will be able to brief you on any employment law and give employment advice.  This will be very good free legal advice.

Business owners and other authorities have business insurance. Claims made by you will usually result in insurance type claims.




CLAIMS PROCESS: HIRE A SOLICITOR TODAY.

The claims procedure is briefly as follows:

1.       Go online on the internet.
2.       Search on Google, Yahoo or Bing for “personal injury lawyers”, ”personal injury compensation” or “compensation claims uk”.
3.       There are also many television advertisements (TV ADS).
4.       Select a Law society registered solicitor, they should be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Ministry of Justice (www.claimsregulation.gov.uk).
5.       The AA or RAC can be consulted for legal advice, if you are a member. JOIN THE AA OR THE RAC, IT IS WORTHWHILE.
6.       If you are A member of a trade union, seek their legal help. JOIN A GOOD TRADE UNION, IT IS WORTHWHILE.
7.       Use a claims calculator to find out how much you can claim.
8.       You will need to fill out a short enquiry form.
9.       You will need to talk to your solicitor to give them a brief description of your injury.
10.   Your solicitor will evaluate your claim, whether it will be successful.
11.   A face to face meeting may be required with the solicitor.
12.   After the evaluation, the solicitor will either accept your case or reject it.
13.   If rejected, try two more solicitors to establish the same point.
14.    The solicitor will try to establish liability with the defendant.
15.   If the defendant agrees liability, your compensation will be established without going to court.
16.   If the defendant disagrees, your case will be going to court (or small claims court) in order to determine any personal injury awards. This the stage of the personal injury litigation.
17.   If you lose the court case, there will be no costs that you will have to pay the solicitor Ii you have taken up the insurance).

THE NO WIN NO FEE SOLICITOR WILL LOOK AT EACH CASE AND ADVICE YOU ON YOUR PARTICULAR PERSONAL CASE. REMEMBER NOT ALL CASES RESULT IN COMPENSATION.

It is important to remember the solicitor is also taking on risk and providing his time in dealing with your claim, importantly:

·         There will be no deductions from any compensation (it is cost free to you)

·         No costs, no fees will be charged by your solicitor once he has taken over your case (you will need insurance).

·         It does not matter whether you live in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Scotland, Wales or elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

·         The solicitor will provide special care and support.

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