Personal Injury Compensation Advice
Many people are unsure about their rights when making a personal injury claim for compensation. Below are some answers to questions clients pose when enquiring about a personal injury compensation claim.
What can I claim compensation for, when making a personal injury claim?
As each claimant circumstances are individual. The 5r1 Claims panel of specialists personal injury claims solicitors, will assess each claim individually. The aim of the personal injury claims solicitors is not only to maximise the compensation you receive but to also help you make the best possible recovery. By having this aim the personal injury claims solicitors will not just look at the current affects on your life but also the potential future health risks and financial damages will be assessed. The 5r1 Claims panel of personal injury claims solicitors have experience in recovering; 100% compensation, loss of earnings, financial damages, out of pocket expenses, current and future private medical treatment costs.
What is the process of making a personal injury claim?
By contacting 5r1 Claims you will be put through to a personal injury claims advisor. The personal injury claims advisor will gather as much information over the telephone about your claim to compile an accident and injury report. The personal injury claims advisor will answer any questions and leave you with a direct line contact number. The report will be used to conduct a free assessment of your personal injury claim. The free assesment will be conducted by the the 5r1 panel of road accident personal injury claims solicitors. A 'no win no fee' personal injury claims solicitor will contact you and discuss the claim further. 5r1 Claims provides claimants access to independent personal injury claims solicitors that have a vast amount of experience in handling different types of road accident claims. You are are under no obligation to instruct the solicitor after the free assessment.
What is 'no win no fee'?
After the initial free claims assessment should your personal injury claim be considered, you can decide to instruct the personal injury claims solicitor on a 'no win no fee' basis. What this means is, if your personal injury claims solicitor wins your claim, the personal injury claims solicitor will recover you 100% compensation and the legal costs of your claim from the third party insurer / organisation. You will be paid 100% of the compensation that is recovered and the personal injury claims solicitor will be paid the legal fees. Should you lose your claim you will not pay your solicitors legal costs as the personal injury claims solicitor is working on a 'no win no fee' basis. Also when the personal injury claims solicitor takes on your claim, the solicitor will cover the risk of you having to pay the othersides fees. Therefore providing that you cooperate with the solicitor and do not provide misleading or fraudulent information, should you lose your claim you will have nothing to pay.
Will I receive 100% compensation for my personal injury claim?
5r1 claims and its panel of personal injury claims solicitors do not make deductions from a claimants compensation. This means if your claim is successful you will keep 100% of your personal injury compensation.
Can I receive free after care and private medical treatment?
The aim of the personal injury claims solicitors is not only to maximise the compensation you receive but to also help you make the best possible recovery. The personal injury claims solicitor will have you examined by an independent medical expert and a report will be compiled about your injury. If your injury is still present at this stage, the independent expert may recommend physiotherapy, private medical treatment or a future care plan. Providing the liability has been admitted by the third party, your personal injury solicitor can negotiate that the cost of any current and future treatment is paid by the third party.
Who pays the personal injury claim solicitor's legal fees and 5r1 Claims?
As mentioned above you will not pay your solicitor's legal fees should you lose your personal injury claim. If you win your claim the third party insurer or organisation will have to pay your solicitors legal fees as well as your compensation. In successful claims the 5r1 claims panel of solicitors will pay a fee to 5r1 Claims, which covers the costs for the time spent dealing with your claim report, the referral of the claim and the marketing costs. Please be advised this fee is paid by the solicitor and is not recovered from either you or the other side.
What are the time limits to make a personal injury claim?
The Limitation Act of 1980 specifies different periods of pursuing legal personal injury compensation claims. For example actions for damages in most personal injury claims for anyone who is 21 years of age or over, must be bought within three years of either the date when the accident occurred (this is usually when the personal injury is suffered), or within three years from 'date of knowledge', which ever is later. If the victim is under the age of 21, then he/she can claim for incidents that have occurred from birth onwards. This is due to the fact that anyone under the age of 18 will require a litigation friend (a parent or guardian) to represent the victim. In cases were the victims litigation friend has not logged a claim on behalf of the victim, by the time the victim has turned 18 years of age. Then the victim has three years starting from the 18th birthday in which to make a claim for accidents or medical negligence that might have occurred or been diagnosed from birth onwards.
The three year rule for certain personal injury, industrial disease, medical & dental negligence can start from the 'date of knowledge'. This means from when you first became aware that you can make a claim. ie when you first became aware of the diagnosis of the work related disease, illness, medical negligence or when you first realised you could make a claim.
It is important that you seek legal advice as as possible after an accident or medical negligence as a delay can jeopodise the chances of making a claim. Contact 5r1 Claims for more information.
Can I receive free legal advice on making a personal injury claim?
If you are considering making a personal injury claim after an accident, then contact 5r1 claims for free, no obligation advice on making a personal injury claim. Our expert panel of personal injury claims solicitors will assess your claim at no cost to you. You are under no obligation to instruct the personal injury claim solicitor after the free personal injury claim assessment.
Freephone: 0808 222 0101 (lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
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