What is a ‘Personal Injury Claim’?

A personal injury claim relates to injuries you sustain as a result of someone else’s negligence, for example in a road traffic accident, accident at work or something that may happen in public.

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Why make a Personal Injury Claim?

Making a claim enables you to be put back in the position you would have been in had you not experienced the personal injury. This involves financial compensation for the pain and suffering endured, loss of earnings and medical expenses.

It is also important to consider that a claim may stop another person experiencing personal injury in the same way you did, for example by enforcing or changing safety procedures at your place of employment, or getting a local authority to repair a pavement or pot hole.

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When should you make a Personal Injury Claim?

In the United Kingdom there is a limit of three years in which to make a personal injury claim, with the ‘clock running’ from date of the accident (or death), or the date when you knew that your injury was linked to an accident.

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How Long Do I Have to Put in a Compensation Claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.

What do I need to know about the claims process?

The claims process can seem daunting but rest assured we guide you and advise you from start to finish. Why not call today to get free advice.