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We know that making a claim can raise a few questions – below are some of the ones we get asked most often….

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How long will the claim take?

Will a barrister be involved in my case and if so, what do they do?

How will my claim be funded?

Who will my claim be against?

  • The driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) in which you sustained your injury (this could include a vehicle in which you were a passenger).
  • A local authority, if your injury resulted from a slip and trip accident in a public place, or the owners or occupiers of any private premises in which you were injured (public liability), or your employer if you were injured at work (employers’ liability).
  • An NHS Trust if your injury results from medical error or misjudgment (medical negligence). In practice, you will be dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and their legal representatives.
Under certain circumstances there may be no defendant in the normal sense and you may need to seek compensation from another source, such as:
  • The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) if the driver involved in an RTA is uninsured or cannot be traced following a hit and run incident.
  • The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if you are victim of criminal assault (applications to the CICA for compensation are subject to a two year time limit).

What if the accident / injury was my fault?

Can I change solicitor?

Does it matter which solicitor I choose?

Will I go to court?

How Much will a Serious Injury Claim Cost Me?

Who Can Make a Serious Injury Claim?

How Much Compensation Can I Receive From a Serious Injury Claim?

  • Loss of earning potential from work
  • Adaptations to your home
  • Rehabilitation services to regain a quality of life
  • General damages (pain and suffering compensation)
Compensation for a serious injury claim is not black and white, but instead requires a close review of what happened in your specific experience. Contact Fletchers Solicitors to discuss the specifics of your claim and how you may be able to get the financial compensation you deserve.

What Types of Serious Injury are Common?

Although this list does not provide the full scope of all the possible serious injury claims one could experience, it offers a glimpse into what serious injury may entail. If you are unsure if your injury falls into this category of common catastrophic events, get in touch. Our team of solicitors is available to help you understand when you may have a claim for serious injury and compensation because of what you have experienced.

What is a Serious Injury?

Who Pays for a Medical Negligence Claim?

How do I Start a Medical Negligence Claim?

What are the Time Restrictions for a Medical Negligence Claim?

Does it matter which solicitor I choose?

    All details correct as of last update, July 2019.