Personal Injury FAQs

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Personal Injury Compensation Calculator - 2019 Update

The most accurate personal injury compensation calculator. Calculate how much your claim is worth. Find out if you have a claim.

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Do I have a personal injury claim? Simple 3 step guide

Find out if you have the right to make a claim. Our online claim checker tells you if you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive.

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How Does a No Win No Fee Injury Claim Work?

Making a No Win, No Fee claim is a very straightforward process. However there are a few things you need to know before you do.

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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.

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I didn't get medical help - can I make an injury claim?

If you did not seek medical attention immediately after an accident, will you still be able to make a successful personal

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How often do injury claims go to court and what if they do?

Many people are discouraged from making an injury claim by worry about going to court. What percentage of claims go to court and what happens when they do?

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How will a personal injury claim affect my benefits?

If you are claiming compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, you need to be aware of how compensation will affect your benefits entitlement.

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What losses and damages can I claim for in an injury claim?

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?

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Can I claim for someone else?

A claim may be made on behalf of a child or an adult who is considered by the courts to be unable to conduct their own claim.

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How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?

Find out how long average claims take to settle. Check if your claim could be affected by delays and how long it will take to get your compensation.

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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?

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How do you make a group (multi-party) injury claim?

A group claim is one that is brought by a group of people who have sustained the same or similar injuries due to the negligence of the same Defendant.

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Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation for their injury. The solution may be to set up a PI trust.

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Can I get legal aid for a personal injury claim?

Legal aid is no longer available in the area of personal injury law, but No Win, No Fee agreements can reduce the financial risks of making a claim.

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Will I have to pay tax on my injury compensation award?

There have been reports in the press that claimants must pay tax on

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Can I get interim injury compensation payments?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of your personal injury, an interim payment might be paid in advance before the claim is concluded.

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Can I claim injury compensation if I signed a disclaimer?

Sporting events and exercise classes may require you to sign a disclaimer. If an accident occurs can you still make a personal injury claim?

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What are general and special damages in an injury claim?

'Damages' is a legal term that refers to the compensation awarded to an injured party. What is the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages?

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Do I have to use the insurance company's injury solicitor?

Under European legislation you are free to choose your own personal injury solicitor, even if your insurance company tries to persuade you otherwise.

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What if there is uncertainty over blame for my injury?

In cases where a Claimant does not know who caused their injuries, it is still often possible to make a claim.

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Can I claim if an accident made a medical condition worse?

It is possible to pursue a claim in the event that a pre-existing medical condition, illness or injury is made worse or aggravated by an accident or someone else's negligence.

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What if I cannot work as a result of an injury?

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can restrict a Claimant's ability to work. This article explains how lost earnings can be claimed.

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Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

If you think that you were partly to blame for an accident then you can still claim compensation. We discuss the best way to go about it.

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What is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?

A 'Conditional Fee Agreement', or 'CFA', is the technical term for 'No Win, No

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What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

If your claim is unsuccessful and you do not receive compensation, you will not pay any legal fees.

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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.

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