Do I have a claim?
If you, a friend, or a family member have been injured in any type of accident and are unsure whether you are entitled to make a claim, contact one of our experienced team members for a no-obligation assessment of your case. Call us today on 0845 287 0939, contact us by email, or use the online chat below.
What can I claim for?
If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you can claim for not only your physical and psychological injuries but the financial losses you have suffered. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the things you could claim for:
- Your injuries
- Loss of earnings
- Medication expenses (prescription and non-prescription)
- Travel expenses
- Damage to clothing or items (such as a phone, helmet or glasses)
- Medical expenses (such as physiotherapy)
- Care and assistance (from family members or friends)
- Professional assistance (such as carers, gardeners, cleaners or tradesmen)
- Equipment costs (such as stairlifts or wheelchairs)
How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?
In general, you have a three-year window from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, an extension may be granted if the person filing the claim is a child or if they pass away during the three years. Check out our blog for more details on those exceptions: How long do I have to make a personal injury claim after an accident? – Farleys Solicitors
How long will my claim take?
Usually, a personal injury claim takes between one and two years to settle. However, this can vary based on several factors, such as whether the claim is disputed, how serious your injuries are and how long it will take you to recover from them.
How much will I get?
The compensation you receive from your personal injury claim depends on the type of injuries you have suffered, how they have affected you, how long it will take you to recover and whether your injuries will affect you going forward. The total amount will also differ depending on your financial losses and whether you have received any benefits due to the accident. When we have been able to assess your claim in full, we will provide you with our opinion on the value of your claim.
How much does it cost to make a claim?
We operate most of our personal injury cases on a Conditional Fee Agreement, another term for a ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement. This means you will not have to pay our fees if you do not win. If you win, a small percentage will be deducted from your money at the end of the case. It is very unlikely you will be asked to pay for anything upfront in these cases.
Will I have to go to court?
Less than 5% of personal injury cases actually end up in court – most settle out of court. So, it is unlikely that you will have to go to court.
What if I am partly to blame?
Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, you can still make a claim. This will be reflected in the money you receive at the end of the claim. For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault for the accident and the settlement figure is £10,000, you will receive 75% (£7,500).
Can my child claim?
The short answer is yes. If your child or a family member under the age of 18 has been injured as a result of an accident, you may be able to bring a personal injury compensation claim on their behalf. Check out our blog for more information about this: Can I Make a Personal Injury Compensation Claim for My Child? (farleys.com)