A personal injury claim is a legal case which you can pursue if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. Essentially, it involves recouping monies from the person or person(s) who injured you during the accident. This is usually through their insurance provider.
What is No Win No Fee?
No win no fee really is as simple as its title suggests. If we do not win the case on your behalf, you do not need to pay any legal fees.
If you do win your case, however, as a firm we charge a percentage towards our fees before you receive your compensation. Depending on your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive on this basis, the amount that we charge would vary. Please discuss with your lawyer if you are concerned about this amount or require further details.
Types of Personal Injury
The types of personal injury you can expect to claim for vary from person to person and claim to claim, and often, there are scenarios where the accident you’ve been involved in or the injuries you’ve sustained don’t necessarily stack up with the standard injury claims you see online – so if you can’t see the type of accident you’ve had or the injuries suffered it doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t a claim to be had. Here are three of the most popular claims we see:
- Road Traffic Accidents
This can be anything from having a car accident, an accident on public transport, or being hit by a car out on the road.
- Accidents at Work
There are a variety of reasons why you may suffer an accident at work, but you don’t need to shoulder the blame or the financial cost. There are many reasons why you may be the victim of an accident at work which can include defective or poorly maintained equipment, inadequate safety precautions, inadequate or poor training, slips trips and falls, amongst a whole host more.
- Head Injury
Head injuries can be extremely debilitating, having a massive impact on your life. That’s why it’s important to pursue a claim if you have been involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault.
For the full list of personal injury claim types, look here.
How Long do Personal Injury Cases Usually Take?
The truth is that with personal injury cases there is no specific time span from bringing your claim to settlement. Dependent on the nature of your case, it could take a matter of weeks, or for the more complicated cases, it could take a matter of years. When your legal expert has reviewed your case, they will be able to give you a higher level of guidance as to the length of your claim.
Time Limits on Personal Injury Cases
The most common claim in personal injury is negligence (usually on one party’s behalf which is the cause for injury sustained). The time period to bring a personal injury claim for cause by negligence is three years of you being aware that you first suffered an injury. There can be exceptions to this depending on the circumstances of the case.
How to Start a Claim with Ward and Rider
If you believe that you had an accident which was the fault of somebody else, you may have a claim. The best way to find out if you do have a claim is to bring the details of the specific claim to our trusted personal injury solicitors who will look over your case and provide you with advice and guidance based on your situation. They will be able to make assessments based on the information you have. Our specialists can also make recommendations as to what information you’ll need to gather as evidence as the case goes further, and how to navigate the claim.
Get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors to discuss your claim in detail today.