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Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury

We have recovered over £1,000,000 for clients who have sustained personal injuries in an accident that wasn’t their fault. We can help with all types of personal injury claims from brain injuries to whiplash and whether the result of a road traffic accident, an injury at work, a tripping accident or whether you wish to claim for compensation under the Occupiers Liability Act.

Our injury solicitors have considerable experience in personal injury claims and in leading the client through the court process.

Where necessary, we can arrange a home visit for our clients and will also be able to advise on the value of your claim as well as the possibility of interim payment.

Time Limit

Under the Limitation Act 1980, in actions for damages for personal injuries, a claim for compensation must generally be brought within three years (although there are some exceptions). This starts to run from the date on which the injury occurred but again there can be exceptions. It is best to take advice from an injury solicitor.

What you should do

If you have an accident, there are four important things you should do immediately:

  • Make an appointment to see your GP;
  • Take photographs of your injuries and the scene of the accident;
  • Keep receipts of any expenses you incur as a result of the injury;
  • Keep a note of how long specific pain lasts for and how long you cannot take part in activities which you would have undertaken but for the accident.


The limitation period does not effectively start until the claimant reaches the age of 18. For example, someone who is 15 at the time of an accident would have until their 21st birthday to claim for compensation.

A minor can bring a claim for compensation if they are under the age of 18 by a litigation friend conducting proceedings on their behalf.

If an award of compensation is made to a minor, the money will be held by the Court of Protection and interest will be accrue accordingly until the minor reaches the age of 18.

‘No Win No Fee’

You may wish to view information on how a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement works, as well as other types of available funding.