General claims advice
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Personal Injury Compensation Calculator - 2020 Update
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What are general and special damages in an injury claim?
Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.
Judicial College Injury Tables 2020
The following Judicial College guidelines show the general damages compensation payable to claimants for injuries in 2020.
Read more: Judicial College Injury Tables 2020
My injury was my fault. Can I still claim compensation?
In some circumstances, even when you think you are liable for your accident, a compensation claim may still be possible and justified.
How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?
How long do different types of injury claim take? What can delay your claim? Can you speed it up. and when will you get your compensation? Find out here.
Do I have a personal injury claim? Find out now
Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our FREE online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.
Personal injury claim compensation will be cut in 2021
In April 2021, changes to personal injury law will reduce compensation levels and make it harder for injured people to get legal help. Find out more.
How to Win a Personal Injury Claim (10 Insider Tips)
The following industry insider tips have been compiled after speaking to a number of personal injury solicitors and could help you win your claim.
What can I claim for in an injury claim? Complete list
If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim compensation. But what exactly can be included in your claim?
Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?
Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.
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Can I get interim injury compensation payments?
If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.
Can I make an injury claim if I don't know who's to blame?
If you have been injured as a result of someone else's actions, you have the legal right to claim compensation. But what happens if you don
16 ways personal injury solicitors often fail claimants
The worst-case scenario is that your solicitor loses your claim due to a mistake. Here
What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?
If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.
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How can I 'mitigate and minimise losses' in an injury claim
If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants are expected to 'minimise and mitigate' losses. What does this mean?
How long does an insurer take to settle an injury claim?
Solicitors can't control the efficiency of a defendant's insurance company. However, insurers must adhere to a strict claims timetable. Find out more.
What happens during an injury claim medical examination?
Your personal injury claim will need to be supported by medical evidence. You may need to attend a medical. What happens during the examination?
Should I accept a pre-medical offer in an injury claim?
Accepting a pre-medical offer from an insurer is risky and could mean that you under-settle your claim. Here's what you need to know to get the best settlement.
When's the best time to accept an injury compensation offer?
Most insurance companies make a low initial offer but some make a high initial offer. When, strategically, is the best point to accept a compensation offer?
I've been injured so why won't a solicitor take my claim on?
You may have a strong personal injury claim on paper. So why will some solicitors turn you away, and how do you get a solicitor to take on your case? Find out here.
Can I claim for an injury if I didn't get medical attention?
Not seeking medical negligence after an accident can make an injury claim more difficult. Here's what you need to know to help you make a claim.
Can I make a personal injury claim for someone else?
A compensation claim may be made on behalf of a child or adult who is unable to conduct their own claim. Find out more.
How often do injury claims go to court and what if they do?
Many people are reluctant to make an injury claim as they are worried about going to court. What percentage of claims go to court and what happens when they do?
Can I get Legal Aid for a personal injury claim?
Legal Aid is no longer available for personal injury claims. No win, no fee agreements now take the financial risk out of making a claim. Find out more.
Will I have to pay tax on my injury compensation award?
Injured people do not usually pay tax on injury compensation. There are exceptions, however. Find out more.
Can I claim if an injury made a medical condition worse?
It is possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim if an accident made a pre-existing medical condition worse. Find out more.
How do I make a group (multi-party) personal injury claim?
A group claim is when multiple people, injured or made ill in the same incident, claim compensation from the same defendant. Here's what you need to know.
How to find the right solicitor for your personal injury claim
There are thousands of firms vying for your business. How do you know you've found the best solicitor to handle your claim? See our checklist.
Can I claim for an injury if partly to blame for an accident?
If you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim 'split-liability' injury compensation. Here's how to go about it.
Can English solicitors take a Scottish medical negligence case?
The law is not the same in all parts of the UK. If your medical negligence injury occurs in Scotland, can you instruct a solicitor based in England?
Without prejudice injury claim offers - what are the risks?
Accepting a 'without prejudice' offer is an easy way to conclude a personal injury claim. There are risks to this approach, however. Find out more here.
Injury claims for 'anonymous' or 'protected parties'
Rules that exposed protected parties and children to undue risk have been overturned in a landmark decision. What does this mean for claimants?
Will dealing direct with insurers speed up my injury claim?
If you are injured your insurer may make you an immediate compensation offer. Should you accept it or speak to a solicitor? Get the facts here.
What are 'reasonable losses' in an injury claim?
If you claim injury compensation, you can't claim for unreasonable costs or losses. Claimants can only claim for 'reasonable losses'. What does this mean?
Can I claim injury compensation if it was an accident?
People might not claim for an injury they think was an accident. Legally speaking, accidents are rare and a claim may be possible in any event. Find out how.
What if there is uncertainty over blame for my injury?
If you have been injured but don't know who is responsible, a claim is usually still possible. The process will depend on the type of claim. Find out more.
What happens if a defendant doesn't respond to a claim?
Defendants can't just ignore an injury compensation claim. Here's what happens a defendant, or their solicitor moves slowly or fails to respond to a claim.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
You do not have to travel to the solicitor's offices, as like most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor.
Read more: Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
What can I do if I have under-settled an injury claim?
95% of injury claims settle out of court - sometimes for much less than the claim is worth. Find out how to avoid under-settling, and what to do if you have.
What can the estate claim for in a fatal injury claim?
In the event of a fatal accident, the fatally-injured person's estate would take legal action. Find out what the estate can claim for.
Do I need to use a local personal injury claim solicitor?
There's no advantage in using a local solicitor. Instead you should prioritise finding a solicitor that will get you the best compensation award. Find out more.
Common misconceptions and errors that injury claimants make
When making a personal injury claim, there are many potential pitfalls that could you catch out or even affect the outcome of the case.
What happens during a medical exam for an injury claim?
If you are making a compensation claim for a personal injury you may need to attend a medical appointment to help with the assessment of your claim.
Can fitness tracker data be used in an injury claim?
Smart watch and activity tracker data can contain valuable evidence of your fitness levels before your accident. But can the data be used in an injury claim?
What happens if i lose a personal injury claim in court?
Under a no win, no fee agreement you will not incur any legal fees if you lose you case. However, there are some key things you need to be aware of.
Can I make an injury claim for physiotherapy & private care?
Private treatment is costly but may be needed to prevent an injury worsening. If you need it you could get an interim payment to pay for treatment. Here's now.
What if I cannot work as a result of an injury?
If you find yourself unable to work as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim loss of past and future earnings. Here's what you need to know.
How will a personal injury claim affect my benefits?
If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.
Can I claim injury compensation if I signed a disclaimer?
If you signed a disclaimer and were subsequently injured, a personal injury compensation claim is still possible. Find out more.
No Win, No Fee compensation for a fatal accident
Do you have a fatal accident claim? Find out how much no win no fee injury compensation you can get with our claim calculator.
Do I have to use my insurance company's injury solicitor?
Following an accident, insurers typically pressure injured people into using their recommended solicitors. Here's what you need to be wary of.
Personal Injury Glossary
Find more information about key personal injury terms in the Personal Injury Glossary.