If you’re unsure about what personal injury law is, you may also be unclear about the criteria relating to personal injury claims in the UK. Our website explains both in detail.
As you browse through our legal guides, you’ll be able to see if you could potentially use a No Win No Fee solicitor to pursue personal injury compensation.
Our site will also answer important questions, such as:
If you prefer, you can speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice. They’re available 24/7 and you won’t be under any obligation to proceed with the services of our panel of lawyers.
They can clarify the personal injury claims process to you and confirm if you’re eligible for personal injury compensation.
Personal injury claims in the UK may seem quite complex. There are technical words and phrases, evidence to gather, and the matter of presenting your case to the defendant or their insurance company.
To do this on your own can be daunting, especially if you have no legal background.
Help is on hand, however. Many personal injury solicitors, including ourselves, offer clients the ability to pursue a claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We discuss this further below, but in short, it allows you to recover compensation for a personal injury without having to pay fees unless the case is successful.
You can therefore access vital legal support in a financially sustainable way.
A No Win No Fee solicitor can assess your claim, gather evidence, present your case to the defendant, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
This could give you a better chance of getting compensated not just for your injuries and the inconvenience they’ve caused, but for any associated financial losses. This may include loss of earnings, loss of a work bonus, or costs relating to medication and healthcare.
In the sections that follow, we’ll explore personal injury claims in more detail, such as eligibility criteria and potential compensation awards.
Being able to make a successful personal injury claim revolves around negligence. Certain third parties have a duty of care to you and, if you injure yourself due to them breaching this duty of care, you may be able to claim due to negligence. There are three requirements to prove negligence. They are:
There are several other factors to consider if you’re looking to make a personal injury claim.
You can also make fatal accident claims if your loved one has passed away due to an accident they weren’t liable for. Legal experts, such as No Win No Fee lawyers, could help you with this.
The success of any case comes down to the strength of the evidence, and the same applies to personal injury claims.
Evidence is used to prove to the defendant and to the court that your case is valid. A failure to provide evidence to support a claim means it’s unlikely a defendant would pay out compensation.
Obtaining evidence is one of the most important stages of a personal injury claim. Luckily, there are lots of easy ways that you can gather what you need. Here are some tips:
For more advice on proving personal injury claims in the UK, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re more than happy to answer any question, big or small.
You may be wondering, “So when can I make a No Win No Fee compensation claim?” By looking at road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places, we hope to provide you with a background on how personal injury law can affect you.
All road users have a duty of care to one another as established in The Highway Code. These are a set of rules designed to outline correct road conduct. In doing this, it also highlights negligent road conduct as anything that goes against this code. This is to help prevent a road traffic accident (RTA) from occurring.
Examples of scenarios in which you may be able to claim include:
However, if your injuries from a road traffic accident are worth less than £5,000, you will have to claim through a different method. This is explained in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. Before you do that, please call our advisors using the button at the top of the page. They provide free legal advice and you may have underestimated what your injuries could be worth.
Your employer has a duty of care to take reasonably practicable steps to make sure your workplace is safe and secure. It’s not just about being able to perform your role to the required level—it’s about making sure, within reason, that all steps are taken so you can perform all daily tasks safely while using their premises. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
As such, if you’ve suffered accidents at work resulting in injury, it may be due to employer negligence. Examples of instances where you may be able to claim for employer negligence include:
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on work-related injuries. To find out more about instances where you may be able to make accident at work claims, visit their website.
You may also be looking to make a claim due to injuring yourself in a public place. People who control public places are often referred to as the ‘occupier’.
Occupiers have a duty of care to every member of the public that uses their facilities. They need to take reasonable steps to make sure the general public are safe when using the space. This duty of care is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
Examples of this kind of negligence include:
The Judicial College has analysed previous payouts and compared them to both the injury itself and the severity of the injury. As such, their research has led to them being able to provide compensation brackets for many different types of injuries. You may see similar compensation brackets being used in a personal injury claim calculator.
As part of the claims process, you’d attend a medical assessment with an independent medical professional. They’d check your injuries and create a report from this. The point of the report is to show:
Your solicitor could use the report to help them when valuing your claim.
On top of damages for your physical or psychological injuries, you could also claim for the financial losses they’ve caused you.
You may be wondering “What is the average payout for a personal injury claim in the UK?” As you can see, however, it can be difficult to provide an exact average applicable to your case as it depends on the nature and severity of your injury. Due to this, the amount you could receive from any claim can differ due to many factors.
To get a free estimate from our advisors, please contact us via our website or give us a call using the phone button at the top of this page.
A No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel could help you receive thousands of pounds of compensation. Benefits of using them include:
Our advisors offer free legal advice so, if you still have questions or queries about making a claim, please get in touch. They can clarify if you’re eligible to make a claim and answer questions such as “what are the different stages of a personal injury claim in the UK?” Call us using the button at the top of the page.
For more useful information concerning making a personal injury claim, please use the links below.
To know more about claiming compensation for injuries caused by roads or pavements, read the Government’s advice.
For more information about the reporting of injuries and diseases through the HSE, visit this page.
To discover more about road traffic accident statistics from Great Britain, visit the Department for Transport website.
Why not check out more of our personal injury claims guides below.