You may be in a position to claim compensation if you've been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury or illness following an accident which wasn't your fault. The term 'injury' covers a wide range of circumstances, ranging from relatively minor cuts, bruises and broken bones all the way to severe injuries such as permanent scarring, amputations or paralysis. It should also be remembered that an injury can be psychological as well as physical in nature, meaning that the ongoing stress, depression and mental anguish caused by the accident can also count as an injury. In order to make a claim for such an injury, it has to be shown that it was caused as a direct result of another party's negligence.
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Can you take on my claim?
Here at Claims4Free, we also understand that an injury doesn't have to be the result of a dramatic one-off incident. Many people feel hesitant about taking action over claims such as an accident at work, but we feel that your employer owes you a duty of care and, working by your side, our injury lawyers fight to make sure you get the compensation which you deserve. It's easy to see the benefit of having an expert arguing your corner and helping you with your claim.
What information will I need to provide?
The first part of any claim is picking up the phone or logging onto our website and getting in touch with us. Our sympathetic trained staff will listen, take down the details of your situation and then advise as to whether there's a claim to be made. Before doing this it is advisable to note down as many details of the accident as you can remember, since the more information we have, the better placed we'll be to offer the right advice. The basic facts which always prove to be helpful are:
- Where the incident took place
- The date of the incident
- The exact circumstances
- Names and contact details of any witnesses to the incident
- Whether there are any written records of the incident, i.e. a police report or medical notes
Once we've taken down these details we'll decide whether to pursue your claim. We work on a No Win No fee basis, which means that you pay nothing up front and get to start your claim without any financial restraints. We only take on cases we genuinely feel confident of winning, no matter what the nature of the accident, from simple trips and falls to complex medical negligence cases. If we decide to proceed, you'll be put in the safe hands of one our personal injury lawyers, whose know-how and experience will build the best possible case. If you have any questions or concerns they'll be answered, and any necessary paperwork will be filled in on your behalf.
Do your injury lawyers have experience working on my type of case?
Our personal injury lawyers are experts who have worked on hundreds of cases, with many of these having been based around workplace injuries or conditions such as repetitive strain injury, which can come about as a result of long term inadequacies in health and safety provisions. We are also experienced in handling cases involving road traffic accidents, criminal injury, medical negligence, trips, slips and falls, and many more.
Do I have to go to court?
It may surprise you to hear that as much as 85% of compensation cases never even reach court, since it's often cheaper and easier to settle before then, but if your case does make it to court, the knowledge that you have an expert arguing on your behalf will greatly ease any stress involved.
Injury Lawyer News
Emily Dye, of Easton, was born at the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital on April 13, 2003. Her family felt that mistakes made by medical staff during the delivery led to her suffering cerebral palsy and so launched a claim for compensation which has finally been settled.
It has emerged that one of the largest medical negligence compensation payouts in the history of Northern Ireland was agreed during the summer, when a 10-year-old girl from County Antrim received over £5m in damages and compensation for brain damage she suffered due to mistakes made during her birth.
When Jamie McSweeney, 20, of Standard Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry went out to the Kasbah Nightclub one Saturday night in January, he was a young man of previous good character and with no criminal convictions to his name. By the end of the night, however, had had assaulted a fellow guest at the nightclub, splitting open his lip and knocking him to the floor, and had to be retained by security staff until the police could arrive and arrest him.
A family dispute turned violent in the early hours of the morning, in a fight between Kevin William Dines, aged 42, of Wistow and Gary Violet, the father of Mr Dines’ partner. The incident took place at two o’clock in the morning of August 14th last year and ultimately led to a court case in York this week.
It was March 2009 when Andrew Sinclair, then aged 47, drove to Manchester Airport with the intention of giving his 23-year-old son Reis a lift home.