Personal Injury FAQs
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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.
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.
Why do most injury solicitors charge 25% success fees?
Nearly all personal injury solicitors now take 25% of a claimant's compensation. Why is this and can you negotiate a lower success fee?
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.
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.
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.
What is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
A 'Conditional Fee Agreement', or 'CFA', is the technical term for 'No Win, No Fee'. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do I pay if I lose my personal injury claim?
If your claim is unsuccessful and you do not receive any compensation, you will not pay any legal fees. Find out how this works.
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.
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.
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