>Personal Injury Claims Guide

> Quick Overview

If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. The claim.co.uk legal panel offer an expert, No Win, No Fee* personal injury claim service to help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to someone else's negligence, you should not have to manage the consequences alone. At claim.co.uk, we understand the impact personal injuries can have on your life, which is why we are dedicated to helping you secure the injury compensation you deserve.

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> Our Panel Of Personal Injury Lawyers

Through our panel of expert, SRA-regulated personal injury solicitors, claim.co.uk provide guidance and can connect you with a personal injury lawyer to offer robust representation on a No Win, No Fee basis. Start your journey towards recovery with the claim.co.uk legal panel, knowing that they are here to support you every step of the way.

At claim.co.uk, we recognise that dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury can be stressful and confusing. That is why we have carefully created a panel of personal injury lawyers who are not only experts in their field but are also passionate about advocating for your rights.

Each personal injury solicitor on our panel is SRA-regulated and specialises in personal injury law, ensuring that you receive knowledgeable and specific guidance tailored to your unique situation.

They have extensive experience across a broad spectrum of personal injury cases—from straightforward slips and falls to complex medical negligence and industrial disease claims.

> What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is legal action taken by an individual who has suffered harm due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. This type of claim seeks to recover compensation for the injuries and losses sustained as a result of the accident or incident.

The aim is not only to provide financial compensation for the victim but also to restore some justice by holding the responsible party accountable for their actions.

> What Are The Key Aspects of Personal Injury Claims?

+ Purpose of the Claim

The main purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate the injured person for the physical, emotional, and financial damage they have endured.

Compensation can cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and other related costs that have arisen directly from the injury.

+ Basis of the Claim

For a personal injury claim to be successful, it must be proved that another party owed a duty of care to the injured person, that this duty was breached, resulting in injury, and that the injury led to financial losses.

This could involve a car accident caused by another driver, an injury at work due to unsafe conditions, or a slip and fall in a public place due to negligence in maintaining the shop or pavement.

+ Process of the Claim

Starting a personal injury claim typically involves gathering evidence such as medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony to support the claim.

Legal proceedings may be resolved via negotiation outside of court or, if necessary, in court where a judge or jury can determine liability and appropriate compensation.

+ No Win, No Fee Agreements

Many personal injury claims are handled on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This arrangement means you do not have to pay upfront legal fees. Fees are only payable if the claim is successful, providing the claimant with access to legal representation without financial risk.

The No Win, No Fee Success Fee for getting your Personal Injury Compensation is based on which expert panel member we refer you to. The maximum the legal panel will charge as a success fee is 50% inc. VAT. There may be a termination fee if you cancel your claim with a panel member after the cooling off period. We are paid a referral fee by our panel members for a successful referral. claim.co.uk will not charge you for our service. You are also free to seek compensation yourself without the use of claim.co.uk.

> Different Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law covers a wide range of incidents and accidents, each with its unique context and legal considerations. At claim.co.uk, our panel of solicitors is equipped to handle a variety of personal injury claims, ensuring that whatever your situation, you receive expert legal guidance tailored to your specific needs.

Here are some of the common types of personal injury claims our panel can assist with:

  1. Workplace Accidents Claims

Employers have a legal duty to ensure a safe working environment. If you have been injured due to inadequate safety measures, lack of training, or faulty equipment at work, you may be able to make a claim against your employer. These claims help address injuries sustained from slips, trips, falls, machinery accidents, or hazardous material exposure.

  1. Accidents In Public Places

If you have suffered an injury in a public or privately owned space, such as tripping over an obstacle in a shop, falling in a poorly maintained parking lot, or an injury at a leisure facility, you can claim compensation from those responsible for maintaining the premises. These accidents often occur in retail shops, supermarkets, or restaurants, but can also happen on unstable or poorly maintained pavements and roads.

  1. Serious Injury Claims

These claims deal with injuries that have a profound and lasting impact on an individual’s life, such as spinal injuries, serious head/brain injuries, or severe burns. They often require substantial compensation to cover long-term medical care, loss of earnings, and personal care.

  1. Product Liability Claims

When defective or unsafe products cause injury, you can claim against manufacturers, distributors, or retailers. These claims may involve anything from electrical goods causing fires or burns, to children's toys causing injury due to unsafe design.

  1. Medical Negligence Claims

Also known as clinical negligence, these claims arise when a healthcare professional provides substandard care that leads to injury or worsens an existing condition. Common examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and poor treatment leading to further complications.

  1. Road Traffic Accidents Claims

Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. These claims often involve negotiations with insurance companies and can include injuries ranging from minor whiplash to severe, life-changing conditions.

  1. Military Accident Claims

Members of the armed forces are not immune to personal injury. If you have been injured during military training, in a non-combat situation, or due to inadequate equipment while serving, you may have a claim for compensation. Military accident claims require a solicitor with specific knowledge of military operations and the unique aspects of military duty.

  1. Asbestos-Related Claims

Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious diseases like mesothelioma or asbestosis. If you have been exposed to asbestos at work or in a public building and have developed a related condition, you can make a claim for compensation.

  1. Criminal Injuries

If you have been physically or psychologically injured as a direct result of being the victim of a violent crime, you may be eligible for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

  1. Abuse Claims

If you have suffered from physical or sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and psychological impact it has caused.

> Who Is Eligible To Claim Personal Injury Compensation?

Understanding eligibility for personal injury compensation is crucial for anyone who has suffered harm due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions. At claim.co.uk, our panel of expert solicitors can help you determine if you have a valid claim. Here are the key criteria to consider:

+ Negligence or Fault

To be eligible for personal injury compensation, you must demonstrate that another party (whether an individual, company, or organisation) was at fault. This means proving that their negligent actions or failure to act responsibly led to your injury.

+ Personal Injury Sustained

You must have suffered a personal injury or illness. This can include physical injuries, psychological or emotional distress, or a worsening of a pre-existing condition due to the incident.

+ Timing of the Claim

In the UK, there is generally a three-year limitation period for making a personal injury claim. This means you must start your claim within three years from the date of the accident or from when you first became aware that your injury was linked to the incident (known as the “date of knowledge”).

> How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Take?

The timeline for resolving personal injury claims varies, influenced by several key factors:

  • Complexity of the Case: More complex cases, especially those involving disputed responsibility or multiple parties, take longer to resolve.
  • Severity of Injuries: Claims typically wait until the full extent of medical issues are known, known as reaching “maximum medical improvement” (MMI).
  • Legal Processes: If the claim involves court proceedings, the timeline can extend depending on court schedules and legal complexities.
  • Settlement Negotiations: The duration of negotiation phases varies based on the willingness of parties to compromise.

At claim.co.uk, our panel of accident solicitors strives to handle your claim efficiently, keeping you well-informed throughout the process and working tirelessly to secure a timely resolution.

> How Much Compensation Could I Be Owed?

The amount of compensation you could receive for a personal injury claim varies widely based on several factors:

  • Severity of the Injury: More severe injuries typically result in higher compensation due to long-term health impacts and care needs.
  • Financial Losses: Includes lost earnings from being out of work, medical bills, loss of property, and other expenses directly related to the injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress.
  • Future Needs: Potential future medical care, modifications to living arrangements, and ongoing therapy or support.

At claim.co.uk, our panel of personal injury solicitors carefully assess each aspect of your case to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve, reflecting both immediate and long-term impacts of your injury.

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> How Can claim.co.uk Help With My Personal Injury Claim?

At claim.co.uk, we specialise in connecting individuals with our panel of expert personal injury solicitors. You can explore our in-depth legal claim guides, use our free eligibility checkers, and connect with our panel of legal experts.

If you believe you have suffered a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, you can use our free eligibility checker today to discover if you can claim.

> Start Your Claim

Are you ready to get justice for your injury? claim.co.uk is here to help. Start today by filling out some basic information and we will do the rest, sending your claim onto our expert legal panel.


> Important Claim Information

  • You may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.
  • You typically have three years from the date of the injury or discovery of it to make a claim.
  • Under the No Win, No Fee agreement, you pay nothing upfront, and fees are only due if you win compensation. 
  • Our panel consists of experienced, SRA-regulated solicitors specialized in personal injury.
  • Discover if you are eligible today.
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