Yes, there are strict time limits that apply to making a personal injury claim. You have three years after the injury occurred, which is usually the date of the accident.
There are exceptions to this rule for claims for medical accidents (known as medical negligence) where the injury or condition may not become apparent for years. In these circumstances the period may begin on the date that you became aware of the conditions.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence you have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will reflect the seriousness of the injury. Compensation may be awarded for ongoing medical care, lost earnings and other expenses that can make a massive difference to your life at a difficult time.
If the accident was not your fault and someone else is negligent, we can make a claim against them directly or against their insurance company.
You can claim compensation for different types of physical and mental injury, these include accidents at work, road traffic injuries and medical negligence.
The compensation awarded to you will be dependent on type and seriousness of your injury and the circumstances around the incident. You may wish to use our Compensation Calculator which will give you an initial guide as to levels of damages.
For less complex cases (where liability is not disputed) your case may be settled within six to nine months. The length of time your particular case will take to conclude will depend on a number of factors. These include:
Our solicitors will be able to give you a better idea of timescales once you have been able to tell them more about your case. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process.
Under a ‘No win, No fee’ agreement you will receive damages if you win your case. If you lose your case your accident claim will not cost you any money in legal fees. Alternative funding options make also be available to you depending on the circumstances of your case. We can explore these with you when you call.
Hodge Jones & Allen will arrange an insurance policy for you. The policy covers any liability to pay for disbursements and the costs of your opponents. The premium for the policy is self-insured which means you do not have to pay for the policy in advance.
They are items that our solicitors will have to pay to third parties to help prepare for your case, for example instructing a medical expert or court fees.
Under the rules of the court, your opponent’s costs are not payable by you unless:
NOTE: You will not have to pay any expenses as your case proceeds, Hodge Jones & Allen will pay them on your behalf.
Yes, you are able to make a claim if you were negligently injured whilst abroad on holiday or for work. As your injury occurred outside England and Wales, the law of the country where you were injured may apply. Our specialist solicitors will be able to advise you directly when you call us.
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