A Guide to Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is something we hear a lot about these days with solicitors looking to help those who have been injured by something that was out of their control. The solicitors are able to acquire compensation for their clients if it is proved that someone or something else was at fault, but many members of the public still remain unsure as to the law around certain injuries and when they do and do not have a claim.

The laws around compensation recently changed in the UK with firms who claim to offer 100% compensation having to change their policy after it was revealed that those offers were too good to be true. Some companies like Claim Today on the other hand, continue to offer their clients the full amount of compensation if they’re successful, because they are able to reclaim the fees from the person or company to blame.

Thousands of people each year are injured in accidents that aren’t their fault, ranging from slipping over on wet floors in the office, to car accidents where another hit their vehicle with the other driver at fault.  A lot of people are put off making claims, however, because they think that it’s a long and complicated process that involves filling a mountain of forms and then attending a court hearing, which can be particularly stressful. However, employing a professional personal injury solicitor can take a lot of the stress and hard work away from you – the injured party – and let them handle it all.

The question “how do I know if I have a claim?” comes up a lot, and the simple answer is to go and find out. Many firms offer a free initial consultation service where the solicitor will sit down with you and discuss the events that resulted in your injury and they will be able to tell you if you have a justifiable claim for compensation.

From here, the solicitor will be able to tell you the likelihood of your case resulting in a victory on your part, and also how much compensation you might be able to claim for (although it’s worth noting that this is only a rough estimate, it may not be the actual figure). They will also be able to explain all of the legal procedures involved in the case so that you understand everything about the case and how long it might take. It could eventually lead to a court hearing if you decide to take it to court, although many cases are resolved outside the courtroom with the solicitor working for the defendant advising that they settle the case personally rather than in the hands of a judge.