Injury Claims Solicitors
Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured In An Accident That Was Not Your Fault? Need A Injury Claims Solicitor? Contact Free Legal Justice Today For Free Legal Advice From Our Injury Claims Solicitors.
If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you likely have a personal injury claim. Often victims of accidents want to know what they can do to get fair and rightful compensation for the injuries they have sustained in an accident, but the thought of landing up with a huge legal bill puts them off doing anything to start their claim.
Free Legal Justice has a full panel of injury claims solicitors that are here to help you to get the justice that you deserve for the harm you have suffered. You need not worry about the financial risk of litigation- there are various funding options available to help you make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm. Our conditional fee arrangements will give you the opportunity to continue with litigation against the person that caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. Each of our injury claims solicitors devote their time to helping those who have been unlawfully injured to claim the financial compensation that they are rightly entitled to. The most common conditional fee arrangement that our injury claims solicitors work with is called a “No Win No Fee” agreement. After an initial consultation and discussion with a member of our claims team, one of our highly skilled Injury claims solicitors will be happy to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement if both parties agree to proceed with a personal injury case.
How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement Work for injury claims?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with your compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe our Injury claims solicitors any money for the work done on your case. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial danger weighing over you. In short, your dedicated injury claims solicitor will only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled Injury claims solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in success rates.
Injury Claims Are Made Easy With Our Solicitors
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to start a legal case. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team the details of your compensation claim, as well as the go-ahead for one of our personal injury solicitors to continue with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let Free Legal Justice do the rest of the hard work for you!
What Will My Injury Claims Solicitor Receive If My Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that the injury claims solicitor working on your case will only get paid if we help you to win your case.
Our injury claims solicitors work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, the No Win No Fee team will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your designated injury claims solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties.
What Happens If My injury Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of the No Win No Fee claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe us anything. To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, your Injury claims solicitor will ensure you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your compensation claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
When Can I Use No Win No Fee Agreements?
Free Legal Justice deals with many types of personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis. Whether you suffered your injuries at work, in a public space such as a shopping mall or in a street, as a result of food poisoning in a restaurant, or in a car accident, our injury claims solicitors can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly injury claims solicitors are available to answer any questions you may have about what transpired, why it transpired, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered. Best of all, this legal advice effectively comes free of charge!
A few examples of personal injury matters that our injury claims solicitors handle on a daily basis include:
- Accidents at work claims;
- Injuries in public places;
- Injuries sustained in car accidents
- Workplace illness and industrial disease claims
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Faulty product claims
If you have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s actions, speak to our Free Legal Justice’s injury claims solicitors today, and take the first step towards the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling the friendly No Win No Fee team on 0800 567 7074 now. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly injury claims solicitors without delay.
What Should I Do If I have Been in An Accident that has caused an injury?
Check For Injuries
If you’ve been injured in any form of accident, the first and most important thing to do is to seek urgent medical attention. Misfortunes of any kind can leave you with injuries, and various levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, check for injuries among anyone else involved in the accident to assess whether urgent medical attention is needed.
If there are any severe injuries in connection with the accident, you should call the emergency services to the scene immediately. If your own injuries seem to be serious at first, our injury claims solicitors recommend that you visit a doctor for a general check-up as soon as possible regardless, as sometimes an injury can be hidden or late in developing symptoms. The medical report that your doctor draws up will be an important document used by your injury claims solicitor to calculate your compensation claim accurately. Make sure to keep records of any medical appointments and diagnoses that you receive.
Call the Police Or A Manager To The Scene
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. It isn’t always necessary to do so, and will largely depend on the situation at hand. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt, you need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is major damage to the cars and they are in a position where they are blocking traffic in some way, you will have to call the police to the scene so that they can move the wreckage and manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as your injury claims solicitors will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers in support of your claim.
If an accident happens at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, as far as possible in your own words. You will also need to report the accident to your manager so that your employer is aware of what has transpired. If you are unable to do so yourself, you can ask someone else to report your injury at work for you, but make sure that you record what happened in your own words in some form of email and communication. Your Injury claims solicitor will use this report in support of your No Win No Fee compensation claim. Lastly, if your accident happened in a public place such as shop or a government building, be sure to report the accident into the manager of the premises and through the appropriate accident report policies.
Watch What You Say
It is important to watch what you say immediately after an accident has taken place. Tensions are high, and everyone is very stressed out at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Gather Information and Evidence About The Accident
Finally, you should gather as much detail and evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. As a normal part of the claims process, your injury claims solicitor will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, which can be used in support of your claim. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident, damage at the scene, and any injuries suffered. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the individuals involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your personal injury compensation claim.
how do you start injury claims?
Once you feel able to, it is a good idea to speak to a legal professional who specialises in personal injury claims. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, especially when it is someone you know, like your boss or a friend who was the driver of a vehicle that you were passenger in. We understand the stress and apprehension that you may be feeling, and Free Legal Justice is here to support you every step of the way. We aim to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our claims team appreciates that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason our injury claims solicitors take each case seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Our Injury claims solicitors will manage your personal injury claim discreetly and sensitively, and will place your privacy and security at the top of their priority list.
Our Injury Claims Solicitors Will Take All The Details
The first important detail that our team will likely confirm is the date of the injury or accident. Generally, any personal injury compensation claim has to be made within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
Someone Needs To Be Responsible For Your Injury
The second important point is that someone else needs to be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for personal injuries generally, you should be able to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm caused. Once your injury claims solicitor has ensured this is the case, and Free Legal Justice has a clear idea of who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, one of our highly skilled injury claims solicitors will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve.
Our Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors Can Help
Free Legal Justice has been dealing with personal injury claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the greatest compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s injury claims solicitors have a solid history of experience and successful compensation claims, so you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands.
What Financial Compensation Can I Get For My Injury Claim?
In any type of l injury claim, the amount of compensation that will be awarded will vary from one case to the next, and will depend completely on factors such as the severity of the injuries, the length of time needed to recover from injuries, the impact on the specific individual’s life, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has resolved various kinds of accident claims over the years. We know what compensation to expect for different categories of injuries and accidents. Your appointed injury claims solicitor will be able to give you an estimated value of your compensation claim once they have carefully been through the details of your case as well as medical reports of your injuries. For a broad guideline on No Win No Fee compensation amounts, we have compiled the amounts for different levels of injury in the table below. Note that these amounts are not to be seen as fixed compensation amounts in all injury claims, and are merely for the purpose of a broad outline of the different compensation claims.
|Average Compensation Claims Amounts For Injury Claims In The UK|
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Extremely serious||Victims are unresponsive as a result of severe brain damage and may be in a vegetative state||Between £240,000 and £340,000|
|Moderately serious||Severe disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disability||Between £180,000 and £240,000|
|Moderate||Memory impacted; reduced ability to work; can include change in personality and increased risk of epilepsy||Between £36,000 and £185,000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £13,000 and £36, 000|
|Extremely serious||Facial disfigurement; severe scarring or burns||Between £25,400 and £83,000|
|Moderate to serious||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7,500 and £41,000|
|Mild||Less severe scarring to minor scars||Between £1,400 and £11,700|
|The most serious||Completely blind and deaf||Around £340,000|
|Extremely serious||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Between £45,000 and £230,000|
|Moderately serious||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Between £7,700 and £46,000|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Between £1,800 and £7,500|
|Temporary||Full recovery takes a few weeks||Between £1,800 and £3,300|
|Extremely Serious||Severe/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Between £9,000 and £19,500|
|Serious||Severe injuries capable of recovery after surgery||Between £3,370 and £4,350|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2,000 and £26,990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1,400 and £2,160|
|Extremely severe||Complete loss of hearing||Between £77,000 and £93,000|
|Moderately severe||Complete hearing loss in one of the ears||Between £26,000 and £38,000|
|Mild||Hearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitus||Up to £38,800|
|Severe||Paralysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulder||Between £10,500 and £42,000|
|Moderate||Semi-permanent damage; damage that restricts movement in arm and elbow||Between £6,700 and £10,800|
|Mild||Damage to soft tissue that should recover within the year or slightly longer||Up to £6,700|
|Severe||Severe injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the body||Between £33,000 and £137,000|
|Moderate.||Covering a wide range of back injuries such as compression of the lumbar vertebrae, ligament or soft tissue damage, any constant pain and/or any discomfort||Between £10,500 and £33,000|
|Mild||Strains and sprains, soft tissue injuries, a slipped disc, muscle pain||Up to £10,670|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of both arms, the amputation of a single arm, or partial amputation of one or both arms||Between £82,000 and £255,900|
|Severe||For major restriction and disability present in one or both the arms||Between £33,400 and £111,600|
|Less severe||Restriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recovery||Between £16,000 and £33,400|
|Simple||Between £5,200 and £15,000|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both hands; loss of use of hands||Between £120,000 and £171,900|
|Very severe||Total or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputation||Between £52,800 and £77,400|
|Moderately severe||Finger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerations||Between £24,700 and £52,800|
|Less severe||Crushing injuries leaving some impaired function||Between £12,340 and £24,700|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both legs (full or partial amputation)||Between £83,500 and £240,500|
|Moderately severe||Injuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disability||Between £23,600 and £82,100|
|Less severe||From simple leg fractures, breaks or soft tissue damage which has affected the muscle to leg fractures with an incomplete recovery||Up to £23,600|
|Severe||Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage||Between £22,300 and £82,000|
|Moderate||Minor disability because of the knee injury, damage to the muscle, cartilage, soft tissue, that causes pain and suffering||Up to £22,300|
|Extremely severe||The most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputation||Between £42,500 and £59,400|
|Moderately severe||Fractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injury||Between £11,700 and £42,700|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11,730|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71,600 and £171,900|
|Moderately severe||Severe injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, fractures or disability||Between £11,700 and £59,700|
|Mild||Covering injury to a foot with high chance of recovery||Up to £11,700|
Our Solicitors Claim Special Damages In Injury Claims
Special damages forming part of your injury claim include compensation for any additional expenses that you have had to incur as a result of the accident. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, supplementary childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Your injury claims solicitor will explain to you which amounts will contribute to your special damages claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you are able to present some sort of evidence of the expenses. You need to show that you have already incurred these expenses, or will in future incur these expenses, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Your injury claims solicitor will be sure to answer any questions you might have about the calculation of your general and special damages claim and will help you to obtain any necessary documentation necessary to prove this part of your compensation claim.
Contact Our Injury Claims Solicitors To Start Your No Win No Fee Claim
If would like to chat about the injury claims process, please get in touch with Free Legal Justice now by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. If you prefer to discuss your case in person, one of our friendly injury claims solicitors will be able to conduct a home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
Our Solicitors Do Work-Related Injury Claims
A workplace injury is a result of an accident during the course of work, which leads to some form of physical or mental occupational injury. Accidents at work are caused by a combination of unsafe behaviour and unsafe working conditions. When accidents at work happen, it is crucial that an employer has adequate safety processes and policies in place to deal with the incident. If another person is to blame for an accident at work that has caused your injury, it is likely that you are entitled to make an injury claim against your employer. This will be a claim for financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained and pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.
Workplace injuries can occur as a result of a single incident, from extreme wear and tear or severe strain. Some common causes of injury claims include:
- Slip and fall accidents at work
- Falls from height
- Being caught in heavy machinery
- Walking or standing for longs periods of time
- Injuries caused by repetitive motions
- Stepping on sharp objects
While any worker is at risk when of suffering a work-related injury, some employees are much more likely to suffer harm and severe injuries than others based on the nature of their work and their daily tasks associated with their jobs. This includes people working in hospitals or other care workers, those working in manufacturing and construction industries, as well as those in the retail industry including waiters, cashiers, chefs, shop assistants and bar staff.
Do You Know Who Caused Your Work Injury?
It is not always obvious who caused the accident or who is responsible for whatever caused the injury suffered in the workplace. In most cases your employer is ultimately liable for the harm you have suffered, and will have beached the duty of care that they have towards you because they failed to ensure your health and safety at work. If an employer does not comply with this duty, and their failure to do so results in an accident or injury at work, there will be sufficient grounds for the employee to make an injury claim.
Employee Injury Claims
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another employee, you should not worry that this person will be personally liable for your compensation claim. As a result of a principle known as vicarious liability, your employer will be responsible for all actions of their employees, whether negligent or otherwise. This means that an employer will be liable for the injury that an employee has suffered at work. Employers are required by law to take out liability insurance to cover claims by employees that have suffered injuries at work.
Car Accident Injury Claims Solicitors
It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these people may have been affected by the car accident in some way, and may have a potential compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a car accident, there are many possible injuries that you could suffer as a result. Your upper and lower body contain many types of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that could be damaged in a car accident. These tissues provide support and hold the rest of your body together, giving you your flexibility and mobility. An injury involving these tissues could result in severe impairment for the victim of a car accident. Even if the crash happens at a slow speed, a car accident can still exert a huge amount of force on those inside the vehicle.
Our UK Solicitors Specialize In Passenger Car Accident Injury Claim
Passengers and drivers can be flung from cars and sustain injuries when they land, or an innocent bystander or cyclist could be hit by a car and be flung from the point of impact. In some cases, car accidents can cause extremely severe injuries including brain and spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis.
If you have been in a car accident and have experienced any form of injury, you should consider speaking to a friendly Free Legal Justice claims handler today, to find out more about your injury claim. Our injury claims solicitors can help you to get the compensation that you deserve for the harm wrongfully caused to you. At the end of the day, if the car accident was not your fault, then you should not have to pay for your physical injuries or for the financial consequences of such injury.
Public Place Injury Claims
Our injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in handling personal injury claims which have happened in a wide range of public places, including theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants and bars, parks, schools, theatres, carnivals and music concerts.
If you have suffered a personal injury whilst in a public place and you believe it was due to negligence of another individual or body, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Councils, shop owners, businesses and public bodies all have a duty to take reasonable measures to prevent the public from being injured on the premises under their control.
Council Injury Claims
If your accident was on a council owned property, such as a public walkway or a council house rented out to a member of the public, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the local authority if the accident was due to their negligence. When we look at injuries occurring in public spaces, the accident often involves a slip or a trip on an unmaintained road or a pavement, which means that the local council will be responsible.
When instituting a claim against a local council for failure to maintain a road or sidewalk, we will need to be able to prove that the local council was negligent in its duty to the public by failing to keep the pavement safe. This involves proving that, based on the circumstances of the case, it was not reasonable for the local council to let the public space to fall into a state of disrepair that it could result in a person being injured.
Contact Our Injury Claims Solicitors Today
You have nothing to lose- the first consultation costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. We know that being injured in any type of accident is traumatic, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To get in touch our injury claims solicitors, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.