How We Can Help
If you have suffered a personal injury and want to claim compensation, you will need the best possible personal injury law specialists on your side. We have a dedicated team of personal injury solicitors in London and Brighton, with many years’ experience in representing clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, with life-altering consequences, such as amputations, acquired brain injury and spinal injury. We can assist you with any type of personal injury claim including:
- Accidents at Work
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Cycling Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Fatal Accidents
- Asbestos Related Claims
- Faulty Product Claims
- Changing your solicitor
Often people miss an opportunity to claim injury compensation because they do not think they have a claim. Contact us today and one of our team will discuss your injury case with you, and be able to determine whether or not you have a compensation claim. You will receive a comprehensive legal service focused on you with a range of first-class legal and non-legal assistance to ensure you receive maximum compensation and the best possible care.
When dealing with your personal injury claim, we aim to:
- Win the maximum compensation entitled to you with no hidden charges or fees
- Provide a professional, stress-free legal service, during which you will have direct contact with your solicitor and be kept up-to-date about the progress of your case
- Provide simple advice, free from legal jargon
- Provide a complete case management service – to organise treatment, rehabilitation therapies, and interim payments when suitable
How Do I Make a Personal Injury Claim?
When making a compensation claim for an injury, you need to prove that the other party was responsible for your injury. Taking photographs of the damage and accident location is a good way to prove your case, and also take photographs of any damage made to your property, or keep a hold of it if this is practical. Compensation is awarded for pain and suffering as a result of your injuries, and your inability to carry out tasks as before.
As well as claiming compensation for your injuries, you can also claim for financial loss suffered, for example treatment fees, aids and appliances, care and assistance, and domestic help. It is also possible to claim for any lost wages or pension contributions as a result of your injuries. Damages will also be awarded to family where there is a fatality. These damages cover funeral expenses and compensation to any dependent living relatives.
There are strict time limits in place for making a personal injury claim, so do get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim. We can look at your case in detail. Our expert personal injury solicitors will then explain the procedure and will keep you informed of your options throughout the entire claim – guiding you smoothly through the entire process.
What are the Time Limits for Making a Personal Injury Claim?
For personal injury claims, proceedings should be commenced within three years of the date of the accident. This is known as the limitation period. In some circumstances the limitation period starts from the date the injury is identified, that is to say the date of knowledge rather than the date the accident occurred; for example in claims for work-related disease.
For the claimants under the age of 18, limitation runs from their 18th birthday.
In certain cases the courts have a discretion to waive the limitation period.
Making a Personal Injury Claim: The Legal Process
Our solicitors will inform you whether or not your claim is likely to succeed. The first step in the process involves the solicitor gathering all the evidence, documents and details from you, and writing a claim letter to the person/company responsible for your injuries (the ‘defendant’). The claim letter will provide details of the accident and injuries sustained. There is a fixed time frame in which the defendant must reply to this letter, in which they must state whether they accept or deny liability.
Compensation for your injury is assessed with reference to Judicial Guidelines support by medical evidence from independent medical experts instructed on your behalf..
Recommended by Legal 500
"Healys handles complex matters related to road traffic accidents and injuries in the workplace. The practice is led by Dino Skinner, who specialises in personal injury claims, particularly cases concerning fatal accidents, injury to cyclists and amputations. His work also involves supporting those who have had life-changing injuries and are now trying to get their lives back."