Personal injury is widely defined although to recover compensation there must be recognisable damage which has given rise to pain and suffering. It is also possible to pursue claims for psychological symptoms even if these are not associated with any physical injury, although strict rules define the circumstances in which such a claim may succeed.
To pursue a compensation claim it is usually necessary to establish that somebody else was at fault. This will depend on the circumstances in which the accident occurred and the identity of the negligent party.
The level of compensation that can be recovered will depend upon the nature of the injury and the losses and expenses that arise as a consequence. This is not always easy to determine and disputes often arise. Pre-existing medical conditions may also have an impact on the claim whilst there may be more than one potential cause for a particular condition. Expert medical evidence will often be required to address these issues.
All personal injury compensation in England and Wales has a strict time frame as to when you should bring an action at court. The rule is that any court proceedings must be issued within 3 years from the date of the accident or the development of the injury.
At Alison Law solicitors our personal injury team have a wealth of experience in pursuing all types of accident and disease related claims. The entire team brings a wealth of experience in excess of 25 years. Even our expertise we are happy to pursue your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you usually do not need to pay any legal costs to us as these will be recovered from the other side.
When can you make a claim?
There are many circumstances in which a person can find themselves the victim of an accident that was not their fault. Some of the most common types of personal injury case include:
- Accidents abroad
- Accidents at work
- Animal attacks
- Bus crashes
- Criminal injury
- Cycling Accidents
- Defective products
- Industrial injuries and illnesses
- Major disasters
- Medical negligence
- Professional negligence
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips and trips
- Sporting Injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Accidents with uninsured drivers
- Accidents with untraced drivers
How to claim personal injury compensation
Each of the above accident compensation claims brings its own unique challenges and can be subject to strict time constraints, so it is vital that you contact experienced personal injury solicitors as soon as possible. If you wish to discuss your case you can contact us in any of the methods below.