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A Guide to Injury Claims

Can I claim compensation?

If you are injured as a result of the negligence of someone else you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Proving negligence involves showing that someone has done something they should not have done and that their negligence has caused your injuries.

Our team will consider how you came to be injured and advise you on the evidence that we will need to prove negligence so that a claim can be made on your behalf.

How much compensation will I recover?

The answer to this question depends on how badly hurt you are.

If you have injuries that you recover from fairly quickly your compensation will be less than if you have long term or life changing injuries that mean you need specialist care or equipment or which affect your ability to earn a living.

Our team have acted for clients in a wide range of claims – everything from broken limbs to paraplegia claims and fatal injuries – so we can advise you better about the damages you may be entitled to once we know more about your injuries.

What can I claim compensation for?

If you have suffered an injury that is not your fault you may be able to claim compensation.

Compensation is split into two types of claim – compensation for the injury itself and compensation for losses and expenses you have as a result of the injury.

Compensation for the injury is decided by case law – our specialist team can advise you about the level of award you may be entitled to once we understand the extent of your injuries.

Compensation for losses and expenses is different in every case and depends entirely upon your personal circumstances. We can recover travel expenses, prescription charges, loss of earnings, the cost of physiotherapy and rehabilitation and many other items if you have incurred an expense or suffered a loss as a result of your injury.

Can I still bring my road traffic accident claim if the other driver was not insured?

Yes you can.

To make a successful claim we start by tracking down the details of the other driver’s vehicle and motor insurance via the Department of Transport and DVLA’s centralised records. If it turns out there is no insurance we will then make your claim under the special rules that apply to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Uninsured Drivers’ Scheme. Simply this means that you will still receive the compensation you are entitled to – all we need to do is comply with the special rules applicable to your claim which we can advise you on.