Building a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims are subject to time limitations. In the UK you can make a state within 3 years of the accident. It’s advisable that you make the claim the moment possible to give your solicitor more hours to construct the best possible case for you.
If a kid has suffered personal injury, they’ve 3 years from their 18th birthday to produce a claim. You will find exceptions to the above mentioned limits in rare cases, for instance some Marine and Aircraft Accidents, and Criminal Injuries Compensation have a 2 year limitation period and very occasionally, it’s possible to apply to the Courts to create a state outside of the relevant period.
Also there are a few very severe level cases when anyone misjudged not to have capacity and in those cases the limitation period won’t apply at all, in a way that the claim can be purchased several years later. The important thing is to get advice from a specialist Personal Injury solicitor the moment is achievable rather than waiting and missing one of the key dates which may prevent one from claiming their fair compensation.
Quantity of Compensation
You will find 2 forms of compensation that can 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 amount of compensation encompasses how a injuries affect at this point you and in the future.
Special damages are made to put you back in the financial position you’re in like the accident had never occurred. Any receipts and invoices must be kept wherever possible to prove these losses.
Funding – No win, no fee
At Express Solicitors we’re happy to cope with your claim by way of a conditional fee agreement, also known as a ‘no win, no fee’arrangement.
At Express Solicitors we will not ask you for upfront costs.
In the event that you win your case
We charge a contribution towards our fees from your own compensation before you obtain it. It’s important that you talk with us about any of it further when contacting us as this may vary depending on 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 did on your claim.
An insurance coverage is removed at the start of your case to safeguard you from paying another side’s legal fees and also to pay other expenses, known as disbursements, such as medical experts’fees or court fees if these cannot be recovered from another side.
Why choose Express Solicitors to cope with your individual injury claim?
We’re 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 type of accident you may have suffered.
Our experienced Solicitors will:
- Deal as quickly as you possibly can along with your claim
- Fight to discover the best possible compensation for you personally
- Stop you in the loop with regular updates
- Explain each step clearly and be easily contactable and approachable
- We have in position a 4 service promise
Detailed guide to a Personal Injury claims