With a long-established reputation as personal injury solicitors and accident claims specialists in South East England and London, our team of experts is 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 waive 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.
Healys 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.
4th December 2018
Jonathan Austen-Jones represented the Claimant (“ER”), a 53 years old man who was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital on 4 March 2017 after suffering with abdominal pain over the previous two days. Continue reading »
RH sought help and advice from Jonathan Austen-Jones to investigate a potential claim for clinical negligence against the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust following back surgery carried out by one of its orthopaedic and spinal specialists.
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29th November 2018
Gazebos are used by all kinds of organisations when attending events up and down the country. It may not seem that an employer’s duty to assess and minimise workplace risks would extend to tasks such as carrying and assembling gazebos, but a recent case shows that it does. Continue reading »
28th November 2018
In order to succeed in a ‘secondary victim’ claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the loved one who has suffered the injury – as a result of witnessing a sudden, shocking event. Given the number of hurdles a claimant has to clear to show that the many tests have been met, there have been very few successful claims to date. Continue reading »
26th November 2018
Two recent cases illustrate that employers need to be vigilant in assessing tripping and slipping hazards in areas where workers perform their tasks. If they fail in this duty, those who are injured as a result may be able to claim compensation. Continue reading »