What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is a legal term that applies when a person receives an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and could be entitled to some compensation. A personal injury can be a physical injury, including a disease or illness, or a psychological injury or illness. If you think you may have a claim for personal injury, contact our expert personal injury lawyers in Portsmouth today.
What Kind of Accidents Can You Claim For?
You can claim for virtually any injury you have suffered where it was someone else’s fault. Personal injury claims can be made for:
- Injuries caused by accidents at work. Whether in an office or on a construction site.
- Slips, trips or falls. Whether somewhere like a park or town centre or a public building such a library or town hall.
- Psychological illnesses caused by work.
- Injuries received through faulty goods or services.
- Injuries caused by road traffic accidents.
- Injuries caused by mistakes in hospital treatment or vaccinations.
- Sports injuries.
- Injuries to the head or brain.
- Injuries to the back or spine.
This list is not exhaustive and if you feel you may have a claim for personal injury not included on the list above you should speak to one of our solicitors in Portsmouth as soon as possible to have your claim evaluated.
Can I Make a Claim for Personal Injury?
In general terms, you will be able to make a claim for personal injury if you have received an injury like those outlined above and that injury was as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered an injury and you are under the age of 18, then the courts will appoint someone to claim on your behalf. It is also possible for a deceased person’s financial dependants or personal representatives to claim on their behalf.
Your claim must also be raised within three years of the date of the accident, although there are exceptions to this rule: for example if you were a child at the time of the injury or if you have been affected by an industrial disease. These time limits are extremely strict and if you fail to make your claim within the time specified then you will not be entitled to any compensation. It is therefore of the utmost important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible after your accident to ensure you do not fall foul of the time limits.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
Judging the value of a personal injury claim is very difficult and will only be possible once your solicitor knows the full facts and circumstances of your case. Contrary to popular belief, there is no standard sum you can expect to receive for any particular injury. Instead, each compensation claim is dealt with individually and judged on its own merits.
Once one of our solicitors in Portsmouth has spoken to you and had the opportunity to have an in-depth assessment of your personal injury claim, they will be able to give you an estimate as to how much compensation they believe you should be awarded.
What is No Win No Fee?
No Win No Fee is an arrangement made between you and your solicitor where you only have to pay for the legal services you have received if your claim for compensation is successful. In other words, if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay a penny in legal fees – there’s nothing to lose.
Why Choose Us?
At Accident Claims Portsmouth we are a team of expert personal injury solicitors with an established practice and years of experience in our field. Our solicitors have the experience to recognise the tactics that insurance companies can use to contest personal injury claims and to counteract them. Our No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors deal with a variety of accident and injury compensation claims on a daily basis. Our Personal Injury Solicitors provide a sympathetic, prompt and responsive service and will get your personal injury claim settled as successfully and as quickly as possible.
We can provide immediate legal representation in Portsmouth and the surrounding area.
Contact Our Expert No Win No Fee Solicitors Portsmouth
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 02392807500.