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To claim compensation for a personal injury caused by an accident that was someone else’s fault, call our No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or claim online.
Just tell us where and how the accident happened, perhaps it was an accident at work or a car accident; and tell us about your personal injuries so we can help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation.
A No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitor will assess your claim on its merits with the information you provide, and determine how successful your injury claim is likely to be.
98% of our Personal Injury Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
Our expert Solicitors are well aware of the tactics that insurance companies can use to contest personal injury claims. We use all our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for people injured in accidents, through no fault of their own.
We can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
You can start a personal injury claim online by using the form on the right side of this page or by calling our Personal Injury Solicitors 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046
Our No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors deal with all types of accident and injury compensation claims on a daily basis. You'll find that our Personal Injury Solicitors provide the prompt, responsive and sympathetic service that you need; to get your personal injury claim settled as quickly and as successfully as possible.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a legal process used to recover financial compensation for anyone who has suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own.
There are many different types of personal injury claims – including those arising from road traffic accidents, whiplash injuries, accidents at work or in public places, slips and trips and accidents abroad or on holiday.
If you have suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim two types of compensation. These are known as general damages and special damages.
What are General Damages?
General damages are paid as a lump sum to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity suffered by you as a result of your accident.
The actual amount you may receive is decided by the court and depends on how much of an impact your accident has had upon your life in terms of the severity of your injuries and the extent of your symptoms or disability.
What are Special Damages?
Special damages account for any proven past and future expenses you may have incurred as a direct consequence of your accident.
These commonly include loss of earnings as well as any medical and rehabilitation treatment, care and medication costs, travel expenditure, vehicle repairs and damage to clothing or personal belongings.
Who can make a Personal Injury Claim?
You can make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was caused as a result of someone else's negligence, or a breach of their statutory duty.
With respect to personal injury claims by people under 18, the courts will appoint what is known as a ‘litigation friend’ to claim on that person’s behalf.
In fatal accident claims, the deceased’s financial dependents or personal representatives can claim for loss of dependency, for example if the family’s sole breadwinner has died.
When can I make a Personal Injury Claim
There are various strict time limits within which you must begin legal action in a personal injury claim. These time limits vary and can depend on the accident circumstances and the nature of your injuries.
This is why it is so important to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible following an accident or injury. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on which time limits apply to your claim.
Proud supporter of The Law Society Personal Injury Campaign ‘Don’t get mugged by an insurer'.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors are keen to show their support for the Law Society’s Personal Injury campaign – ‘Don’t get mugged by an insurer’.
The Law Society’s campaign aims to promote the importance of using a solicitor to obtain expert legal advice concerning Personal Injury matters.
Emma Holt, the Head of Personal Injury at Slater and Gordon Lawyers says, “We have become increasingly concerned at the lack of independence when an insurer is both the at-fault policy provider and compensator for the victim without a clear distinction between the competing services. Injured people need to fully understand the relationship between an insurance company, its claims handler and any lawyers appointed by them. To ensure that the injured person receives the compensation they deserve, they should only seek advice from an independent Solicitor.” For more information about the Law Society Personal Injury Campaign please click here.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).
The Legal 500 states that "Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the firms singled out as best placed to stay competitive after the Jackson reforms. Principal Personal Injury Lawyer Liz Dux has a ‘high profile’, recently handling a number of the Jimmy Savile sexual abuses cases and playing an active role in publicly presenting the legal issues. Principal Personal Injury Lawyer Paul Kitson is ‘a skilled tactician with superb judgement". Meet our complete team of specialist Personal Injury Lawyers.
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