Injury Claims in London: Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident or had an injury in London that was not your fault, and would like information on how to make injury claims, then please call us today. Our experts are specialists in personal injury claims and are able to offer swift legal guidance. We work on a no win, no fee* arrangement.

To start your claim, call us today.  Lines are open 24 hours a day. When you call, we will quickly ascertain whether you are due compensation with a few easy questions.

Typical Injury Claims in London

Accidents and injuries can occur virtually anywhere, including at home, outdoors, at the workplace, and on the road. Such injuries may be physical, psychological, or even health conditions and diseases caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals such as asbestos. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, up to 1.2 million people suffer injuries or diseases attributable to their working conditions every year.

We are specialists in helping people living and working in London in getting compensation awards for personal injury claims, accident claims, and other forms of claims relating to injuries. No matter how you were injured, we should be able to help and support you.

Here are some common accident claims in London that we have dealt with in the past. Don’t worry if you can’t see one that relates to you, these are simply the most common.

We’re Making Accident Claims in London Easy

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to someone else’s fault, you should seek compensation by filing for a personal injury claim in London with our help and support. Below is a detailed guide to the process involved with making a personal injury claim.

Firstly, if you have not yet spoken to a solicitor** yet, then don’t worry. In most cases you won’t have to go to court as our fully qualified personal injury lawyers** for London will try to settle all cases outside of court. You just need to call us and help us to gather all the necessary evidence required to make the compensation process quicker.

Gathering Evidence

The outcome of any personal injury claim in London generally depends on the evidence presented before a court of law. With this in mind, you have to furnish your solicitor** with certain details, including:

  • Details of disease, physical, or psychological injuries that you have suffered, including medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Details related to the injury claims London that you would like to file. This includes the date when the injury occurred, where it occurred, as well as how it happened.
  • Details of witnesses that might have been present.
  • Information related to membership of a trade union. This is important because such membership might help you get legal representation at a lower cost or even free of charge.
  • Financial expenses attributable to your injury, such as cost of medical care and loss of earnings.
  • Documentary evidence to support your London accident claim. For example, you could produce hospital records.
  • Documentary evidence tied to insurance policies that you might have had at the time of the injury. Personal injury solicitors** in London require this information to determine whether such policies could cover your legal costs.

It is essential to note that the UK has a three-year limitation period for making personal injury claims in London. In some cases, this three-year period starts when one identifies an illness or injury rather than the date when it occurred. This means that people suffering diseases caused by asbestos such as mesothelioma have to make a claim within three years of a diagnosis.

Investigation and Liability

With the evidence at hand, your personal injury solicitor** for London will carry out thorough investigations with the aim to determine whether the evidence you have provided is credible and can withstand scrutiny in a court of law. At the same time, your solicitor** will determine who is liable for your injuries or illness. Remember, the person, business, or corporate entity responsible is likely to put up a spirited fight in court to counter your claim.

It is usual for our London no win no fee* solicitors** to also discuss with you the amount of compensatory damages you are likely to receive. Other pertinent issues that you will have to discuss during this stage include how long the entire process will take, legal costs and payment arrangements, and ways of resolving differences that might arise as the case proceeds.

Making a Personal Injury Claim in London

Before the case proceeds to court, your solicitor** will send a claim letter to the defendant. This letter includes details such as the injury you have suffered and medical expenses associated with it. It is up to the defendant to reply to this letter within a period of three months. If the defendant accepts responsibility, he or she will meet with your lawyer to work out ways of settling the matter out of court.

In most cases, this includes making an “offer to settle” also known as “part 36 offer.” Such an offer generally takes into consideration key factors such as the amount of compensation the victim is willing to accept and the amount of money the defendant is willing to pay as compensatory damages. Of course, your solicitor** will guide you on the best action to take.

Injury Claims London Car Accident
A large proportion of Injury Claims in London arise through car accidents.

Taking Legal Action

Your solicitor** will have to proceed to court if the defendant refutes the claim and denies responsibility. A judge will set a date for the hearing of your case. When it comes to deciding the amount of compensation to award you, the court will consider factors such as:

  • physical and psychological suffering
  • inability to work or move due to complications related to the injury
  • financial losses suffered due to the accident
  • medical evidence presented by specialists

A plaintiff can receive damages for traumatic brain injury, back injury, spinal injury, loss of sight, amputation, whiplash injuries, deafness, stress, depression, and mesothelioma.

In most cases, filing a personal injury lawsuit is quite straightforward. This is because all a plaintiff has to do is to find a good solicitor**, present the necessary evidence to the lawyer, and then agree on issues such as settling legal costs. Accident Claims London will take your case and deduct their expenses from the compensation awarded by a court. If the case is not successful, you do not have to pay a single penny.

Call 02038115808^ today for injury claims compensation. No obligation accident claims guidance and support on a no win, no fee* basis. Free telephone consultation available to all callers.

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