Personal Injury Solicitors
The Compensation Experts are proud to work with some of the best personal injury solicitors in the UK. No one knows compensation claims better whether you are seeking personal injury compensation for an accident at work, road traffic accident, injury abroad, workplace illness, or any other type of incident which was not your fault.
When you contact us, you are tapping into a network of lawyers who specialise in all aspects of personal injury law, each of whom recognises that at the end of a claim is a person whose life has been altered – often irrevocably – through absolutely no fault of their own. We provide professional legal advice in a clear and concise way, avoiding jargon and unfamiliar terms and keeping you informed of the progress of your claim every step of the way.
Specialists in Personal Injury Law
The realm of personal injury law is vast and complex which is why it is so important to work with a solicitor who has the knowledge and experience of your particular situation. Why would you hire a lawyer who specialises in compensation for accidents at work when you have been injured in a road traffic accident? However you have been hurt, whether in the UK or abroad, we know the right injury solicitor to manage your claim.
Just as every claim is unique, so is each client. The Compensation Experts will support you in the way you need, including giving you the option of communicating via phone or email. Some clients are nervous about starting a claim and require more guidance and reassurance, while others are more confident and only want to hear from their lawyer when there is an update. We personalise our service as much as possible to make claiming compensation as easy as possible for you.
The Compensation Experts was established to represent those who have been injured through no fault of their own. Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause catastrophic injuries with a ripple effect across the rest of their lives, and the lives of their loved ones. We act on your behalf to obtain not only maximum compensation but the satisfaction of the responsible party formally acknowledgement their liability.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The Compensation Experts can assist with any personal injury claim. Some of the most frequent cases we handle relate to:
Road Traffic Accidents
Contact us if you have been injured in a road traffic accident, car accident, coach accident, or motorbike accident. We could help you claim compensation if you were a pedestrian, passenger, or driver who was not at fault. Even though the UK ranks in the top four countries in Europe regarding road safety, official figures show that more than 200,000 people are injured a year, with more than 20,000 of those injuries being considered serious. RTA accident claims can range from bruising to whiplash, fractures, brain damage, and death.
Accidents at Work
Thankfully for most employees, a day at work is predictable and does not include being injured in an avoidable accident. A recent report shows that, of 611,000 reported injuries at work in a year, 142 were fatal. That may seem like a tiny proportion, but each of those 142 deaths represents a family devastated by the untimely loss of their loved one and potentially facing an uncertain financial future as a result.
In addition to accident at work claims, The Compensation Experts can also assist if you, or a member of your family, have contracted an illness such as cancer or mesothelioma, or if you have suffered stress, depression, or anxiety due to unsafe working conditions.
All sports carry some degree of risk, but it is important that this is managed to minimise the chance of participants being injured. If you have been adversely affected by the reckless behaviour of another player, because the equipment was faulty, or because organisers did not take the correct steps to create a safe environment, The Compensation Experts can help you with a compensation claim.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Some clients delay doing anything about claiming compensation for a slip, trip, or fall because they feel embarrassed about making a big deal out of something they may believe to be their fault, but there is no need to hesitate. We handle a huge number of enquiries from people who have hurt themselves falling on poorly lit staircases, who have slipped on wet floors, or who have tripped over uneven pavements. If you can’t drive yourself to work because you have broken your wrist in a fall, or if need crutches and extensive physiotherapy due to a knee injury, there is no reason you should be financially out-of-pocket. Talk to The Compensation Experts to find out more.
Body injuries can range from brain damage to broken toes, but if someone else was responsible for the damage you have endured, The Compensation Experts are here to help. We handle claims relating to every part of the body including eyes, spinal cords and backs, legs, arms, and internal organs. Our No Win No Fee* service makes claiming compensation for body injuries accessible and affordable.
The construction industry is the second most dangerous work environment regarding workplace accidents, following agriculture and ahead of transport. Every year, 1,550 per 1,000,000 workers are harmed, suffering strains and sprains, workplace illness, fractures, and other injuries. Your employer has a duty to take all reasonable care to minimise the risk of accidents occurring by providing adequate training, ensuring workers have the correct safety equipment and implementing transparent procedures for things like equipment maintenance and cleaning.
If you have been hurt at work in an accident that you believe could have been avoided then contact The Compensation Experts for advice.
Poisoning compensation claims can relate to illness or death from ingesting or inhaling toxic substances. Some of the more common poisoning claims include cosmetic treatments like substandard or poorly administered fillers; prescription errors where patients receive the wrong type or dose of medication; carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty boilers; food poisoning from eating contaminated food; and incorrect storage and handling of dangerous chemicals at work.
The Consumer Rights Act states that all goods sold in the UK from 1 October 2015 must be fit for purpose, of acceptable quality, and as described. Items sold up to 30 October 2015 are covered by the Sale of Goods Act, so if you have been injured as the result of a faulty product then get in touch with The Compensation Experts.
Being injured while riding your bicycle can cost a surprising amount. Not only are some victims left struggling financially if they are unable to work while they are recovering, but there is also the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged bicycle and clothing, as well as medical bills such as physiotherapy, and travel expenses if you typically commute by bike. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) states human error as the main contributor of cyclist collisions, but poor road conditions and faulty vehicles can also play a part.
If you believe your cycling accident happened because of another party’s mistake, then call The Compensation Experts today.
What Can I Receive Compensation For?
When personal injury experts discuss compensation, we are referring to two main types: general damages and special damages.
Compensation for general damages is a single payment made in acknowledgement of the impact an accident has had on your life, including pain and physical disability. The amount will vary depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and their lasting effects, for example in the case of a model who was left with facial scarring after a car accident, or a construction worker who suffered lasting mobility issues after an accident on site.
Special damages cover extra costs you have incurred as the result of your accident. These can include reasonable medical expenses such as obtaining private medical care to avoid long NHS waiting lists, travel expenses, paying for medication, and replacement or repair of clothing and personal items.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
The Judicial Studies Board publishes guidelines for personal injury cases based on what has been paid previously. However, even these guidelines can have a significant variation which is why it pays to hire a personal injury lawyer who specialises in your type of claim. For example, a victim of a facial injury which leaves little to no physical damage may be awarded £1,200, while those with a severe injury causing permanent disfigurement and scarring may be entitled to more than £70,000.
The amount you receive will depend not only on the nature of your injury but on the strength of your claim and the quality of the evidence submitted to support it. Your lawyer may, therefore, obtain independent medical advice to prove the extent of the impact and any ongoing effects it will have on you and your family.
While it is impossible to predict at the start of your claim the amount you will be paid, your lawyer will discuss what is reasonable to expect and will give you legal advice about whether you should accept an offer that is made out of court.
Can I Make a Personal Injury Claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence or mistake, you might be entitled to claim compensation for damages even if you were partly to blame. There are instances where you may be able to raise a claim on behalf of another person, for example, parents who apply for their children, an adult claiming for an elderly parent or relative, or a carer or guardian claiming for a person who is mentally incapacitated. Compensation in these cases is held in trust to be used for the care of the victim.
It is also possible to claim on behalf of the estate of someone who died as the result of an accident, or who has died after contracting a workplace-related illness like mesothelioma. In this instance, the money is paid either to the deceased person’s estate or their dependents.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
You have three years from the date of your accident to make a personal injury claim, or from the date your injury was determined to have been caused by your accident, whichever is the most recent. If you were a minor at the time of your accident, then you have until your 21st birthday to either settle a claim or to bring court proceedings against the responsible party if you have not been able to come to an agreement out of court.
Although three years may seem like a long time we always advise clients to contact The Compensation Experts at their earliest opportunity, even if they are not yet certain they are going to pursue a claim. It becomes harder to obtain quality evidence as time passes, and applications involving severe or complicated injuries can take more than two years.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?
As with compensation payments, it is not possible to predict how long a claim will take as there are many variables involved. Your lawyer will do their best to compile the evidence you need to prove your injury and its impact in the shortest possible time. If the other party acknowledges liability and agrees to pay reasonable compensation, your claim may take 4-6 months. If, however, they deny responsibility or refuse to offer a fair amount of money to cover damages, then your lawyer may recommend you challenge their stance in court. This can mean your claim could take several years from start to finish.
How Can I Start a Compensation Claim?
Contact The Compensation Experts to start your successful compensation claim. You can either call us directly or fill in our online form and let us know when you want us to get back to you. Our legal advisors will talk to you about your accident and injury and give you advice about what to do next and link you with the best personal injury solicitor to meet your needs.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every personal injury case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of expert solicitors will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.