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An elbow injury that causes severe pain and impairment of the joint could get between

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What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

Last Updated 3rd July 2024. Let’s start by taking a look at the definition of a personal injury claim.

In simple terms, it’s a form of legal action you can take if you’ve suffered an injury or illness because of someone else. For example, a driver crashes into the back of your car while you’re waiting at traffic lights.

In many cases, a personal injury claim can be made with the help of a No Win No Fee agreement. We explain this in greater depth below, but in short, it means you don’t pay anything upfront and pay nothing if the case doesn’t succeed. This way you can get quality legal representation without the need to pay any fees unless the case is a success.

Compensation is often paid out by the insurance company of the defendant too, especially in cases involving workplace accidents and car accidents.

Am I Eligible To Make A Personal Injury Claim?

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:

  • That the third party has a duty of care to you.
  • That you have evidence showing that the third party breached their duty of care.
  • And it’s this breach that led to your injury.

What Is The Personal Injury Claims Time Limit?

There are several other factors to consider if you’re looking to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim.

  • There is a personal injury claims time limit. You generally need to make a claim either three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date you became aware of negligence at least contributing to the injury. This is outlined in the Limitation Act 1980.
  • Someone under the age of eighteen or someone who does not have the capacity to make a claim can still potentially have one made on their behalf. In these instances, someone would need to be named their litigation friend so they can claim on the injured person’s behalf.

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.

How Can Personal Injury Claims UK Help You? 

If you contact one of the friendly advisors on our team today, they will be able to assess the eligibility of your personal injury claim, offer you free advice and answer any questions you may have about the claiming process.

Additionally, if they deem you to have a strong case, they could also potentially connect you with one of the experienced personal injury solicitors on our panel. Some of the services that our panel of solicitors can offer their clients include:

  • Assess the eligibility of you personal injury claim, whether it was for an accident at work, road traffic accident, or an accident in a public place.
  • Help with gathering evidence, such as CCTV footage and eyewitness statements.
  • Organising an independent medical assessment.
  • Offering you free legal advice.
  • Ensuring your claim is filed within the time limit.
  • Communicating with the other party involved in the claim.
  • Explaining any legal jargon used throughout the claims process.
  • Negotiating a personal injury compensation settlement on your behalf that covers both general and special damages.
  • If your case has to go to court, helping guide you through this process.

Additionally, the solicitors on our panel usually offer these services to their clients on a No Win No Fee basis. 

To see how we could help you with your potential personal injury claim, you can contact a member of our friendly advisory team today via any of the contact information as the top of this page.

How Much Compensation Could I Get For My Personal Injury Claim?

We explain how compensation payouts in a personal injury claim are calculated below, but here we thought it’d be helpful for you to see some potential injury values.

The figures you can see in the table below come from the guidelines of the Judicial College (17th edition, published in 2024).

It’s important to remember that these figures are guideline amounts. Each case is unique and the amount you receive may differ from what you see here. However, it gives you a useful indication.

If you’d like to chat with us about a valuation for your personal injury claim, please get in touch with us today.

InjuryCompensation BracketNotes
Multiple Very Severe Injuries With Special DamagesUp to £1,000,000+Compensation for suffering multiple severe injuries and special damages such as medical expenses and lost earnings.
Brain Damage – Moderate (b)(i)£183,190 to £267,340Moderate to severe deficit in intellect, personality shift and sensory impact with zero employment prospect.
Back Injuries – Severe (a)(i)£111,150 to £196,450Severe damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots leading to serious consequences.
Neck – Severe (a)(i)In the region of £181,020Injuries associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.
Leg Injuries – Severe (b)(i)£33,880 to £165,860Injuries include extensive degloving of the leg or gross shortening of the leg.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Severe (a)£73,050 to £122,850Permanent issues will prevent the person from functioning as they did pre-trauma.
Ankle Injuries – Very Severe (a)£61,090 to £85,070Injuries include extensive soft-tissue damage or transmalleolar fractures.
Hand – Serious (e)£35,390 to £75,550The hand’s capacity will be reduced to 50%.
Shoulder Injuries – Severe (a)£23,430 to £58,610Injuries involving damage to the brachial plexus and resulting in a significant disability.
Knee – Severe (a)(iii)£31,960 to £53,030Injuries that cause pain, discomfort and limited movement.
Other Arm Injuries – Simple Fractures (d)£8,060 to £23,430Simple forearm fractures.

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