With a long-established reputation as personal injury solicitors and accident claims specialists in South East England and London, our team of experts are perfectly placed to help you get your life back on track post-accident.
If you have suffered a personal injury and want to claim compensation, you will need the best possible injury lawyers on your side. We have a dedicated team of personal injury solicitors, based in Brighton and London, 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:
Often people miss an opportunity to claim compensation because they do not think they have a claim. Contact us today and one of our team will look closely at your case, 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:
We will provide a full no-obligation consultation service, which will help explain the claims procedure and funding options before you decide whether to go ahead with your claim. Contact our Personal Injury Team now on 0800 280 0432 or via our contact us form.
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 including prescription costs and travelling expenses or the cost of any extra domestic help required. 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. Give us a call today on 0800 280 0432 or a free initial consultation with one of our team to see how much your potential claim is worth or how likely it is to succeed.
Personal injury claims proceedings should commence within three years of the date of the accident. This is known as the limitation period. In some circumstances, the limitation period would start from the date the injury was identified, rather than the date the accident occurred – for example in claims for work-related diseases, it would be three years from the date you knew you had the condition. It is also possible to ask the court to wait the three-year limit where the claimant is suffering from a mental disability, or where the claimant is under 18 years old. If someone dies in the middle of making a claim, the limitation period will recommence from the date of death to allow their family time to continue with making a claim if they so wish. Aviation claims and claims on the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme must be made within two years.
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 the client, 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’s solicitor must reply to this letter, in which they must state whether they accept or deny liability. If the response from the defendant’s solicitor is reasonable, and a figure can be agreed, the matter can be settled out of court. If an agreement can’t be made, we will advise you to go to court to start legal action.
If your case goes to court, the case will be heard by a judge and your solicitor will carefully prepare a robust argument to support your case. Our skilled solicitors have a great deal of experience in personal injury matters and are experts in their field. Your solicitor will explain in detail what you should expect, and keep you informed every step of the way.
Healy’s Solicitors are experts in all types of personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a claim (we can also give you an estimate of how much compensation you could receive). Our specialist personal injury lawyers would be happy to discuss your potential claim with you. Give us a call or complete our online contact form to hear how we can help you today on 0800 280 0432.
15th October 2018
In the year to May 2018, councils in the UK paid out more than £2.1 million in compensation to pedestrians who tripped on uneven pavements, according to information obtained following freedom of information requests made by the Automobile Association (AA). Continue reading »
11th October 2018
The dangers of asbestos were first identified in the 1930s but people are even now dying as a result of workplace exposure to the carcinogenic substance as asbestos-related diseases often take decades to manifest clinical symptoms. However, as a recent case in which a widow was awarded a six-figure sum showed, a compensation settlement is still possible many years after the exposure. Continue reading »
27th September 2018
A hospital trust has been criticised for “serious failings” that led to the death of an elderly patient as a result of drinking cleaning fluid. An Inquest into her death, held between 10th and 18th September 2018, has resulted in the issue of a Regulation 28 Report (Prevention of Future Death report) by the Coroner. Continue reading »
20th September 2018
The aim of compensation is to put victims of negligence as nearly as possible in the same position they would have been in had they not been injured. In a good example of that principle being applied, a woman who lost a leg in a road accident was awarded more than £4 million in damages. Continue reading »
13th September 2018
The first step in proving negligence is to establish that a duty of care is owed, and that can be no easy matter. However, in an important decision, the High Court has ruled that a police force owed such a duty to a suicidal woman who died from an overdose following a delayed response to a 999 call. Continue reading »