If you’re unsure about what personal injury law is, you may also be unclear about when you can make a personal injury claim. This guide will explain both. As such, you can then see if you could potentially use a No Win No Fee solicitor or No Win No Fee lawyers in the UK to claim.
The guide 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 law is, effectively, a system designed to help those who suffer injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. As such, if someone has caused physical or psychological harm to you and it’s deemed that they are at least partially responsible, then the situation should be made fair. This could involve compensation being awarded.
This is why, for instance, you may be searching “No Win No Fee lawyers near me.” However, it’s important to note that some solicitors, such as those on our panel, can work on personal injury claims from anywhere in the country.
Our advisors could connect you with our panel of solicitors if you have a favourable claim, so why not get in touch for their free legal advice?
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.
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.
For information on personal injury claims time limits, read our guide.
We also have a guide to claiming after an accident at work.
Additionally, we have a guide to making a road traffic accident claim.
Written by DUR
Published by VIC