Should I make a compensation claim?
Find out how much your claim may be worth
Am I eligible to make a compensation claim?
If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to commence legal action and make a personal injury compensation claim. If you have suffered further financial losses as a result of your injury, you may also be eligible to make a compensation claim for the additional financial impact arising from the incident.
Our personal injury lawyers deal with various types of personal injury claims, including injuries arising from medical negligence, an accident at work, and road traffic accidents. If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist you with your personal injury compensation claim.
Before commencing legal action and making an injury claim, it is important to note that the time limits for a compensation claim are often quite strict. Therefore, it is vital that you start gathering evidence of the incident and injuries suffered as soon as possible. After the accident, you should seek medical attention; official medical reports from medical experts regarding the injuries sustained can significantly strengthen an injury claim.
What is the claims process for a compensation claim?
During your initial consultation, our personal injury lawyers will ask you for details about the incident and injuries suffered. Based on the information you provide, they will then provide you with expert advice about proceeding with your claim and the likelihood of your claim being successful. The defendant will be notified about the claim brought against them, at which point they will need to decide whether to accept liability for your personal injury. If they admit that they are liable, negotiations for an appropriate settlement fee can commence.
In the majority of cases, we communicate directly with the defendant’s insurance company, as they are the party who provides the compensation. If the defendant denies liability, the claims process is not over; court proceedings will be pursued for your personal injury compensation claim. If the defendant accepts liability, we aim to reach a settlement within 6 – 9 months. This could take longer, however, if the defendant or their insurance company is hard to reach.
Medical Negligence Claims
If you have suffered an injury, whether physical or psychological, due to a medical expert’s negligent treatment, you may be eligible to take legal action and make a personal injury claim. The injury suffered as a result of the medical negligence could be through a new injury being sustained or an existing medical condition being made worse. An award of compensation will help to cover the financial losses arising from the medical negligence, such as the cost of future treatment, time spent off work, and the cost of future medical care if it is needed.
Our personal injury lawyers will contact the medical profession or their solicitor on your behalf to establish liability and to negotiate a suitable compensation sum. We understand that medical negligence claims can be complicated, so we advise that you speak to one of our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Accident Claims Arising From An Accident At Work
If you have sustained an injury at work as a result of being involved in an accident, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim against your employer. If the accident at work was due to the negligence of an employer or the actions of a colleague, you have the basis to make a claim for compensation. After the accident at work, it is important that you make sure that the details of the accident are recorded in the accident book at your workplace.
We also recommend that you gather evidence of the accident. This can include photographs, or a sketch of the accident and equipment involved, as well as statements from witnesses. At Beacon Law, we have a team of personal injury lawyers who specialise in accident claims, so get in touch today to discuss the claims process.
Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a road traffic accident claim for compensation. In some situations, it may be difficult to determine who was at fault. This is especially so when the other party denies their liability for the road traffic accident. In some cases, both parties may be liable for the accident. In a case such as this, you may still be able to claim compensation for your injuries; however, the sum awarded will be lower to account for your contribution to the accident and your subsequent injuries.
We understand that road traffic accident claims can be complicated, so contact one of our personal injury lawyers, who will guide you through the claims process. Road traffic accidents involving minor injuries will be dealt with by our expert personal injury lawyers. Accidents resulting in more serious injuries will be dealt with by our serious injury team.
How compensation could I receive?
If you have suffered an injury and you decide to make a claim, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the type of injury and the extent of the pain and suffering that you sustained.
It is difficult to value a claim from the outset without knowing all the details of the injury. As many injuries are complex, especially those which are ongoing, it may be necessary to obtain a medical evaluation of your injuries before we can make an estimation on the value of your injuries so that the compensation calculated is appropriate.
How much does a compensation claim cost?
At Beacon Law, we use a Condition Fee Agreement (CFA) – a type of ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. With this agreement, if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay any of the legal costs incurred. A benefit of the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement is that the financial risks of bringing a compensation claim are greatly reduced.
If you win your case, an agreed percentage of the damages awarded will be taken as a success fee, which, at Beacon Law, is limited to 25% of the damages awarded. If your claim is successful, you may also be required to pay a sum for legal expenses insurance, also known as an After The Event Insurance Premium.
How can Beacon Law assist?
Beacon Law provides a team of specialist solicitors and legal professionals. We provide a high level of legal service to all our clients and work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of compensation for your injuries. We have many years’ experience dealing with personal injury cases.
Beacon Law is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee funding, have a look at the funding section on our website. For a free, no obligation initial discussion, contact us using the form at the top of the page or using our live chat facility. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 03301332857. We will always keep your personal data private.