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Have you got a personal injury or illness caused or worsened by the negligence of another person​. Doesn’t feel right, we can help you.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

The term ‘personal injury’ is a legal term that refers to the injury or illness caused or worsened by the negligence of another person. People who suffer under such circumstances can make a personal injury claim to recover compensation from the responsible parties.

In general, claims have to be made within the first three years from the date of the accident (or the date the illness was diagnosed). Nonetheless, if you doubt whether you have a case or not, give us a call for a free initial consultation.

What Types of Personal Injury Claims?

Some of the most common personal injury claims we help people file for include:

  • Medical negligence including surgery, misdiagnosis, and GP intelligence
  • Accidents or illnesses contacted abroad, such as food poisoning and holiday accidents
  • Road traffic accidents such as cyclist, pedestrian, and passenger accidents
  • Asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma
  • Industrial diseases including respiratory problems and hearing loss
  • Accidents at workplaces such as head, back, and manual handling injuries

No Win No Fee injury claims

As mentioned earlier, we handle most of the claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you don’t need to worry about spending an extra penny out of your pocket to seek compensation, and that there’s no financial risk in case the claim is unsuccessful.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive?

The consequences of the same illness or injury vary between individuals. As such, the amount of compensation that a person can receive will vary. Our lawyers are experienced in valuing claims accurately based on the circumstances at hand, to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

Our specialist solicitors have the knowledge needed to cover each of the following areas:

Regardless of your situation, you can be sure that we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure the best outcome for you. We will always aim to do the following:

  • Receive the compensation to reimburse your expenses and cover for your medical care and rehabilitation
  • Help you receive ongoing payments, also referred to as interim payments, before the case is settled
  • Treat you and your circumstances as unique, and sensitively deal with your case
  • Keep in close contact, ensuring that you are up to date with everything that’s going on and when Ready to make your personal injury claim? Call us today on 0808 164 9153.

How Will My Injury Claim Be Handled?

1. Free initial consultation
Once you contact us for the first time, you will speak with one of our friendly staff, who should walk you through the details of your injuries or illness. Be sure to discuss your case and situation in detail in order to receive the best advice.

The initial consultation is offered free of charge, and is confidential. From there, we will advise you on the right steps to take moving forward, and discuss with you of any steps that you should take immediately to help with the case and your immediate needs.

2. Contacting the Party Responsible for your Injury
The next step will be contacting the parties who were responsible for the accident or illness to find out if they accept the responsibility for what happened. In case they accept responsibility, we will try to secure you ample interim payments, which can help to settle immediate medical care needs, rehabilitation, and other expenses incurred while your claim is underway. The interim payments will be subtracted from the final compensation award.

3. Collecting the Necessary Evidence
Our experts will analyse your case in detail, and collect all the evidence from the relevant parties such as independent medical professionals and witnesses. We will also employ expert medical practitioners to determine how your illness or injuries have impacted your health. They will also recommend the kind of care, support, and rehabilitation you’ll need in the future to make your recovery as effective as possible.

4. Award of Compensation and Final Settlement
We always try to negotiate claims out of court. Nonetheless, if the responsible party fails to accept the responsibility or fails to agree with the amount of compensation that we determined you need, the case will go to court.

Even before the trial dates are set, many claims are often settled before they reach the court. In case the claim will have to be decided in court, our lawyers will be there with you to help with every step of the way. They will talk you through everything that is expected during the process, and make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.

What Can the Compensation Pay For?

Since each compensation case is different, there isn’t a pre-determined amount of compensation that you’ll receive. The final amount you will receive depends on your unique circumstances, how severe the injuries or illness is, and their long term impact on your health and lifestyle.

To determine the amount of compensation you’re entitled to, the following factors will come into play:

  • Loss of earnings: covers the time that you have been away from work, and the time off you might need in the future as a result of the injuries. This figure may also cover consequences such as not being able to return to the same role as before, or not being able to return to work at all.
  • Expenses: this includes everything from medical appointments to travel expenses, the medical equipment you need for recovery, and other items that are necessary for a practical day-to-day living
  • Pain and suffering as a result of the illness or injury
  • Adaptations: this amount will help you adapt your home and vehicle during recovery, so that you can live independently
  • Rehabilitation: helps to provide with the necessary rehabilitation for a quicker recovery and well-being
  • Care: will provide for any extra care and support needed.

Can you Take Over From the Lawyers I Have Currently?

If you have already begun a personal injury claim with another law firm, and you have concerns over how they are handling the case, it’s always wise to seek a second opinion. We have helped many people who were not satisfied with the service or advice they received from their previous firms, and we make the transition as smooth as possible.

So, if you’ve been receiving poor quality service, we suggest that you present you concerns to your current firm first. If you’re still dissatisfied, we will be happy to provide a second opinion and independent advice (free of charge) on your claim so that you can make an informed decision before moving.

We will offer you honest guidance about your claim, and decide the best way to proceed with your case. If you do choose to move the case over to us, you don’t need to worry about anything, as we’ll take care of all the required arrangements.

If you are dissatisfied with how your personal injury case is being handled, and would like to seek a second opinion, talk to us free on 0808 164 9153.

Do You Accept Now Win No Fee Claims?

TheYEC accepts personal injury cases that are funded under the No Win No Fee agreement, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA). This funding ideally lets you make a personal injury claim without the need to worry about incurring legal costs while the claim is underway. You don’t pay anything in case you lose the case, which removes any financial risk on your part.*

There are other options to fund your case, such as:

  • Legal expenses insurance: some car or home insurance policy policies provide a legal expenses cover that can help with your legal costs
  • Trade union: some unions provide assistance for legal issues
  • Legal aid: this is only available in cases involving children with neurological or brain injuries that result in severe disability, which arises during childbirth, pregnancy, or up to 8 weeks after birth.

​We have a team of expert solicitors who are ready to work on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay if we don’t win your case. Once you make a contract, we will work to recover the maximum compensation possible. Whether you want to have a free conversation with a professional solicitor or you are ready to make a claim, our trained advisors are ready to give you all the information you need. Fill in our quick contact form to take the first step towards getting what you deserve, and we’ll call you back at the time that suits you most.