Personal injury claims are very close to our hearts. The owner of Beyond Legal – Chris Linnitt – is an amputee from personal injury and he has always made it a mission to listen to every claim and provide as much assistance as possible.
Naturally, we want to give you as much information as possible prior to making a claim. So, here is everything you need to know about the process:
What is a personal injury?
Legally speaking, a personal injury is an injury or sickness that has developed due to another party’s negligence. It can also relate to injuries or illnesses that have been made worse by someone else’s negligence.
Some common instances that lead to personal injuries include:
- Slip & fall accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Food poisoning
- Work-related incidents
- Medical negligence
What is a personal injury claim?
Simply put, you are taking legal action against those responsible for causing your personal injury. Why do this? Because it can help you gain compensation. Typically, compensation comes in the form of a financial settlement – the exact amount will be determined by your case.
How do you know if you can make a claim?
Seeking out legal guidance is always a good idea to understand if you can make a claim or not. However, the easiest thing to consider is whether or not you have been hurt or made ill by something that was not your fault.
Specifically, did someone or something else cause this?
If you believe the answer is yes, then you should contact us and we can begin the claims process.
When do you need to make a personal injury claim?
In the UK, you currently have three years to make your claim following an incident.
The starting point for this time limit can vary depending on your personal injury and the incident. For example, if you were involved in an accident, the starting point is the date of said accident. However, if you suffer injuries or sickness as a result of workplace negligence, the starting point could be from the date you realised these injuries were directly linked to your line of work.
You may even come across cases when the three-year rule does not apply and you must make a claim a lot faster. This is why it is always important to act as quickly as you can, seeking legal guidance straight away.
How much does it cost to file a personal injury claim?
The costs vary on a case-by-case basis, depending on each individual and their claim.
But, it is very important to note that we work on a No Win, No Fee basis. You may have seen this advertised before, but what does it mean?
Effectively, if you do not win your claim and get compensation, we do not charge a fee for our services. So, you only pay when you receive financial compensation. Thanks to our exceptional talents and experience, we always strive to get as much money as possible for our clients. This should more than cover the legal fees, giving you plenty of compensation left over.
Contact us today for a free consultation
Do you think you are entitled to compensation? Get in touch with us today! We will book you in for a completely free consultation and take things from there, helping you get the desired outcome as quickly as possible.