Making a personal injury claim for compensation for injuries sustained in an accident need not be complicated. By choosing the right firm of personal injury solicitors the stress and strain of making a claim should be taken away from you. Your solicitor will deal with all of the correspondence with the other party including their insurers and will help you to gather all of the appropriate evidence including witness statements and medical reports and will give you detailed advice about the items that you should be claiming for.
Personal Injury Claim Protocols
All competent solicitors comply with the Personal Injury Claim Protocol laid down by the courts. This often results in claims being resolved without having to start legal proceedings in a court of law. In those cases that cannot be resolved on a voluntary basis, your personal injury solicitor will issue proceedings in the County Court for a judge to ultimately consider all of the issues and thereafter determine liability and where appropriate award damages and costs.
Accident Claim Time Limits
It is important that you remember that usually you must make your personal injury claim for compensation within three years of the date of the accident or within three years of your eighteenth birthday. The court does have a rarely exercised discretion to extend the three year period which does not apply in any events to the mentally disabled. In some cases the limitation period is shortened to two years (e.g. if you were injured on board an aero-plane or boat or sometimes if you were injured in an airport). The longer that you leave it to make your claim the more difficult it can be to gather the appropriate evidence. You must therefore contact your personal injury solicitor as soon after the accident as possible in order to have the best chance of recovering compensation.
Personal Injury Solicitors
Umbrella Claims is a specialist personal injury solicitors organisation that deals exclusively with accident compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis. We will minimalise any inconvenience to you and we offer free advice without obligation from some of the best lawyers in the business. We ensure that our client’s interests are a priority and our lawyers deal with claims in a friendly, efficient and competent manner to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve in the shortest time scale possible. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.