- Assess the merits of your case
- Advise you if your aims are realistic
- Discuss the ways in which you can protect yourself
Brown and Co Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK.
Personal Injury Claims FAQ
Can I make a claim?
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury, illness or disease as a result of another person’s negligence, you can make a personal injury claim for compensation. The term “personal injury” is used to describe all types of injury from broken bones, to food poisoning or even asbestosis. With all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party. Every personal injury compensation claim is very different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most accident compensation claims are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress this far.
Is there are any time limits?
In the United Kingdom, there is a standard limit of three years in which a personal injury claim for compensation must be made. If legal proceedings are not started in court within three years, the case is then time-barred or statute barred as it is sometimes known. The three year deadline begins either from the date of the accident or from the date that you knew that your injury was linked to the original accident or exposure (whichever is latest) called the date of knowledge. The three year deadline beginning from the date of knowledge rather than the date of accident / exposure is particularly useful in cases involving exposure to asbestos as you may not find out for decades after your exposure that you have contracted an asbestos related disease.
What is a ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement?
A No Win, No Fee agreement is an arrangement between you and your Solicitor which means that if your compensation claim is not successful, your Solicitor is not paid for the work they have done. If you win your claim, your Solicitor is paid part of their fees by the other party, typically an insurance company. If you lose, providing you have not misled us, you will not pay anything.
‘No Win, No Fee’ Compensation Claims
With No Win, No Fee Personal Injury, Clinical & Medical Negligence claims, we assess your claim on its merits with the information you provide; this helps us determine its likely success rate. This success rate informs the Solicitor on whether they can take your case on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.
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