Building a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims are susceptible to time limitations. In the UK you are able to make a claim within 3 years of the accident. It’s advisable that you make the claim as soon as possible to give your solicitor more time to create perfect case for you.
If a kid has suffered personal injury, they’ve 3 years from their 18th birthday to create a claim. There are exceptions to the aforementioned limits in rare cases, for example some Marine and Aircraft Accidents, and Criminal Injuries Compensation have a 2 year limitation period and very occasionally, it’s possible to utilize to the Courts to create a claim outside the relevant period.
Also there are a few very severe level cases when anyone misjudged not to own capacity and in those cases the limitation period won’t apply at all, such that the claim are available a long time later. The main thing is to seek advice from the specialist Personal Injury solicitor as soon as is possible rather than waiting and missing one of the key dates which could prevent one from claiming their fair compensation.
Quantity of Compensation
There are 2 types of compensation that may be claimed for: General damages and Special damages.
General damages are based upon medical evidence: normally a medical expert’s report on the injuries suffered needs to be obtained. The quantity of compensation encompasses how a injuries affect at this point you and in the future.
Special damages are made to place you back the financial position you were in as though the accident had never occurred. Any receipts and invoices should really be kept whenever we can to prove these losses.
Funding – No win, no fee
At Express Solicitors we are happy to cope with your claim by means of a conditional fee agreement, also known as a ‘no win, no fee’arrangement.
At Express Solicitors we won’t ask you for upfront costs.
In the event that you win your case
We charge a contribution towards our fees from your compensation before you receive it. It’s important that you speak to us concerning this further when contacting us as this can vary depending in your case.
In the event that you lose your case
In the event that you lose your case we don’t charge for the work that people have inked in your claim.
An insurance coverage is removed at the start of your case to protect you from paying the other side’s legal fees and also to pay for other expenses, known as disbursements, such as medical experts’fees or court fees if these cannot be recovered from the other side.
Why choose Express Solicitors to cope with your individual injury claim?
We are an award winning firm accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We specialise in Personal Injury and have very experienced specialist teams for any kind of accident you may have suffered.
Our experienced Solicitors will:
- Deal as quickly as you possibly can along with your claim
- Fight to find the best possible compensation for you personally
- Keep you in the loop with regular updates
- Explain each step clearly and be easily contactable and approachable
- We’ve in place a 4 service promise
Step-by-step guide to a Personal Injury claims