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How to make an injury claim: A short guide


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Suffering from any accident, particularly one that wasn’t your fault, means that you will require lots of support. You will need to seek advice from personal injury lawyers when claiming compensation and taking legal action.

Beacon Law aim to make the claims process as simple and easy as possible, so you don’t worry while recovering from your injury.

What is an injury claim?

Making personal injury claim is a way of recovering compensation from the responsible party if you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault.

The time limits for making a claim are typically three years from the date of the accident, although some exceptions apply.

A claim for damages can be made for any type of personal injury you suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence. Some of the most common types of injury claims we deal with are for those who have been injured in an accident at work, on the road, in a public place, or as the result of negligence from a medical professional.

The damages you receive will compensate you for your pain and suffering, as well as any additional financial losses, such as lost income.

How to make an injury claim?

Starting a personal injury claim with us is simple. When you feel ready to seek compensation, the first thing you should do is get in touch using the contact details below to speak to one of our solicitors.

We offer free, impartial, initial advice to let you know whether you have a chance of a successful compensation claim.

The first step is to discuss the circumstances of your accident and make an assessment based on whether our solicitors can help with your personal injury case.

They will usually ask where and when the accident occurred, the injuries you have sustained, the parties or vehicles involved and who you think was responsible.

Once your case has been accepted, we will initiate your case and start to gather evidence to prove your claim.

When the time is right, we will notify the defendant’s insurance company, and they may begin their own investigations to consider your claim.

The defendant will then respond by admitting or denying liability for your case.

In the meantime, our team will arrange for you to have an examination by a medical expert so that they can produce a report based on the full extent of your injuries. Recommendations will be provided for any ongoing medical treatment you may need.

If the defendant admits liability for your case, your solicitor will submit a settlement offer to the defendant which is likely to be negotiated so that a figure may be agreed upon by both sides.

Your solicitor will handle all the negotiations with the other side on your behalf.

If the defendant denies liability or fails to make a reasonable offer, then the claim usually goes to a court hearing. Beacon Law will represent you in court, but the judge will decide which party is to blame and how much compensation should be awarded.

If your case is successful, the insurance company will finalise and arrange your compensation payment.

What types of accidents can you make an injury claim for?

In order to be eligible to make an injury compensation claim, you must have suffered from one of the following:

Road traffic accident

Usually, you would receive compensation for the physical damage to your vehicle, loss of earnings, and treatment costs by the other party’s insurance company. Anyone who is injured as a result of a road traffic accident can make a claim, whether you are a driver, cyclist, or motorcyclist.

Accidents at work

Laws are in place to protect the health and safety of all employees. Your employer is obliged to keep the workplace safe by providing personal protection equipment as well as the appropriate training. Therefore, you may be entitled to make a claim if your injury was due to a workplace accident or industrial illness.

Slips, trips, and falls in public places

Although falls can happen anywhere in supermarkets, shops, and on the street, the person responsible for keeping the property maintained has a duty of care to protect people from harm. This could be either a business owner, landlord or local council and authority who have poorly maintained the area.

If you have suffered any injury as the result of a slip, trip or fall, you may be entitled to make a claim.

Medical negligence claims

Forms of negligence include:

  • The provision of incorrect medical, dental, or optician treatment or prescription
  • Failure to diagnose a condition that left you in excessive pain
  • A misdiagnosis resulting in amputations
  • Delay in diagnosis that made a pre-existing worse
  • Mistakes during surgery that injured or worsened your pre-existing condition

If you of these circumstances apply to your injury, you could make a negligence claim.

Other types of accidents

Claims can also be made if you have had food poisoning after eating at a restaurant or café.

Otherwise, your physical well-being could be at risk due to accidents and illnesses which arise at hotels and cruise lines.

You could also make a claim for any accidents caused by manufacturers who haven’t fixed faulty products or being injured in the military due to the negligence of the Ministry of Defence.

How to make an injury claim: No Win No Fee

We can assist on your claim under a no win no fee agreement. This means that our solicitors will take a small percentage of your compensation only if your claim is successful. This is known as a success fee and is used to compensate our tram for the work we have completed on your case.

If your case is unsuccessful, you can rest assured that you will not be responsible for paying our legal costs. To find out more about our no win, no fee agreement, have a look at the funding section on our website.

Why choose Beacon Law?

Beacon Law are a specialist law firm of personal injury solicitors with years of experience in dealing with injury claims. We can provide expert legal advice on all types of claims. We have experience in dealing with very serious injuries, such as spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations and paralysis,

Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales.

If you have suffered from an injury, then please call our team today on 0330 1332 857 to start your claim or complete our contact form at the top of the page to start your claim online, and a member of our personal injury team will give you a call back.

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