How much will it cost to make a claim?

We offer a no win, no fee service, so you can pursue your case with peace of mind.

If your serious injury claim is successful then your opponents will usually pay the majority of your legal costs, in addition to the compensation due to you.

Any compensation for things you will need in the future will be paid to you in full. From the other compensation for other losses, you will need to make a contribution to legal costs of up to 25%. We may also advise you to take out an after the event (ATE) insurance policy to ensure you are fully protected against the possibility of paying legal costs and the cost of this will also come from your compensation. We do not ask for any up front payments.

How much compensation will I get?

It is very difficult to say as whilst we hope you will make the best possible recovery from your injury, we need to know what the future is likely to hold. This is so that we can ensure that we claim for all the things you might need in the future. We will arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert, who will provide a report about your injuries. If you have several different injuries you may need to be seen by several different types of expert doctor. Once we have received the written medical evidence, we will be able to give you an indication of the amount of compensation you are likely to recover.

Take a look at how much you may be entitled to for your injury by using our compensation calculator 

In addition to the compensation for your injuries we can also claim for lost earnings, both past and future, private medical treatment, the cost of any aids and equipment you may need and the cost of carers. There may be many other things specific to your injury and your case that can also be included.

We will always give you the best advice as to the likely amount of compensation you will receive.

What happens when I claim?

In serious injury cases, we will send a letter with details of the claim to your opponents. They will pass this to their insurance company. The insurance company will have up to three months and 21 days to provide their initial response on liability (fault for the accident). We will also undertake an investigation of your case to ensure that we obtain as much evidence as possible, to give your case the best chance of success. For example, we will contact witnesses, speak with the police and obtain CCTV footage.

Once liability or fault is admitted, we will need to obtain your medical records. Then we will arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert who will provide a report about your injuries. If you have several different injuries you may need to be seen by several different types of expert doctor.

We will also obtain evidence to confirm the losses you have had and the amounts of money we will need to claim for your future needs.

Once we have received this evidence, we will look to negotiate a settlement with the opponent or insurer. If this is not possible, then we may need to go to court to ask a judge to decide.

When can I make a claim?

If you have had an accident resulting in a serious injury, you should contact us as soon as possible. In personal injury cases, you will usually have three years to bring a claim. However, there is a lot of investigation to do and evidence to obtain, and so it is best to bring a claim as soon as possible after an accident, so that there is the best chance of obtaining all the evidence, which will give your case the best outcome. Also, the sooner a case is started, the sooner it is likely to be settled.

Do I have a case?

If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident which was someone else’s fault then you may have a claim. Please contact us to discuss this on 0161 207 2020.

What is a serious injury?

Any injury that could have the potential to have serious consequences as complications may develop. Please contact us to discuss the effects your injury is having on you on 0161 207 2020.

Do you provide rehabilitation?

If rehabilitation or other medical treatment is recommended by the doctors, and if the opponents have agreed that they are responsible for your injuries, we can usually arrange for the opponents to pay for this on a private basis.

My family are providing a lot of care. Will they be compensated?

Even if your family are not being paid to provide you with care, we can still claim compensation for anything they would not usually do for you. If you are likely to need care in the long term then we can look to claim the costs of professional care to ease the strain on your family.

For further information please call our friendly serious injury solicitors on 0161 207 2020 or request a callback using our online enquiry form.

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