Personal Injury Claims

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Personal Injury Claims.

On any given day, one of us may suffer an injury, whether it be in our home, at work, in the car, or outdoors. In some cases these injuries can be as a result of someone else’s fault and therefore you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim and be awarded compensation.

Although personal injury claims may seem complex and complicated, with the right solicitor who specialises in that type of area the claim can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Here at Clear Law, we have a range of solicitors who are specialised in different areas of personal injury claims who will be able to guide you throughout the claims process.

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What claims do you handle?

Our personal injury claims range from, but are not limited to; road traffic accidents, accidents at work, incidents in public places, or injuries due to product liability. Our solicitors are more than happy to provide you with advice as to whether you have a potential claim.

How long have I got to bring a personal injury claim?

You have 3 years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim, after this it will almost always be too late and could be struck out by the court. This time frame is often known as the limitation period. There are exceptions to this rule where the limitation runs from the client’s date of knowledge of the injury rather than when the accident occurred.

In cases that involve a minor, where a client is under the age of 18, the limitation period runs 3 years from their 18th birthday. Where the Claimant is deceased, the limitation period will run 3 years from their date of death. Cases that involve a Claimant who does not have capacity or is suffering from a mental disability, the limitation date runs 3 years from when they have recovered from that injury, or if the injury is permanent limitation will not expire.

If you feel that you have suffered a personal injury claim and are worried about the time frame to bring the claim please do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise you accordingly.

Compensation

How much compensation will I receive? This is one of the most frequently asked questions when starting a personal injury claim. Compensation is calculated on a case by case basis and considers a range of circumstances. Compensation is calculated in two ways:

    General damages

General damages are noneconomic damages such as the injury itself, pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This is calculated through previous case law with similar injuries and review of your medical records to consider the injury you have suffered. In most cases it is usually for you to also be examined by a medical expert to consider your present and future condition.

Special Damages

This is your economical loss, and considers past and future losses including, loss of earnings, payment for medication, treatment, or equipment both in the past and in the future. You will also be able to claim for any unnecessary travel expenses as a result of the injury.

We can offer you a no win no fee agreement which means that you won’t be landed with legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. Where your claim is successful will be entitled to charge you a success fee which will be capped at no more than 25% inc VAT of the compensation you receive. If you fail to cooperate, provide misleading or dishonest information or breach the terms of your agreement, we may charge you for the work we have completed on your case.

Forces Compare has partnered with Clear Law LLP to offer its clients the opportunity to pursue claims for personal injury. Clear Law LLP registered in England and Wales under Company Number OC308339. Clear Law LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Number 403088. Registered with the Information Commissioners Office. Reg No: Z8717981