Making a personal injury claim after a non fault accident
Personal injury compensation can be claimed if you have been injured in an accident caused by another person. You have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim.
A claim can be made against a person, an employer, a company, or other body.
If you have suffered a personal injury in any type of accident that you believe was someone else’s fault, call us now on 0800 197 32 32 for free legal advice about pursuing a compensation claim.
If you then decide you wish to pursue a claim, we will work for you on a no win, no fee basis and ensure you are fully protected from all costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, which means you can make a claim entirely risk free.
A recent personal injury compensation claim
Our client was making his usual journey home from work in his car. As he entered a road, he was aware of a Rover motorcar travelling close behind him.
He pulled over in order to allow the vehicle to overtake but instead the driver of the other vehicle pulled up behind our client, who got out of his vehicle, as did the other driver. The other driver was very rude and aggressive and racially abusive.
When he returned to his vehicle (which was a company car) to drive away he drove into our client’s vehicle. He fell onto the bonnet of the vehicle and then fell to the ground. Our client called the police to report the incident.
Our client attended his GP who advised him to attend the nearby hospital. Upon attending the hospital, he was informed he had pulled ligaments in his left knee. He was advised to take painkillers and to rest. On returning to hospital, our client’s knee was x-rayed and he was advised he would require physiotherapy treatment. Due to ongoing symptoms, an MRI scan was performed.
The driver of the other vehicle's insurance company admitted responsibility for our client's accident. We were then able to continue with the claim for him. We got hold of GP and hospital notes and x-rays, and an independent consultant orthopaedic surgeon was instructed to prepare an independent medical report. The medical report recommended our client undergo an MRI scan and an arthroscopy.
An independent consultant psychiatrist was also instructed to prepare a report in relation to our client's psychological symptoms.
Ultimately, our client's case entered the court process, and during a detailed negotiation process, we were able to obtain an offer on behalf of our client to settle his case in the sum of £18,000, which our client was delighted with, and which adequately reflected both our client's injury, and the financial losses he had suffered as a result of the accident.
We can help you make a personal injury compensation claim
If you have been injured in any type of accident which was not your fault, such as a car accident, accident at work, horse riding accident, motorcycle accident, scaffolding accident, or dog bite, call us now on 0800 197 32 32 for quality legal advice and assistance making a personal injury compensation claim.