Accident compensation claims

Here, at Accident Claims, we take on personal injury compensation cases from minor accident claims to traumatic head injury claims. We have over 20 years national experience in this area and consider each case individually, providing services that include clear legal advice and representation for individuals and businesses. We are part of Osbornes Solicitors LLP, which comprises 65 professional and highly qualified lawyers and staff who will listen and understand your personal requirements. To begin claiming today, you can call us on 020 7485 8811 or fill in our online contact form.

Personal Injury Claims

There’s a lot of information online about personal injury claims, but understanding what’s important isn’t easy. Anyone in the UK who is injured in an accident. The right to claim is protected by law, whether the injuries are minor or severe. Of course, the smaller the injury the more some people think the legal process will be too much hassle, too expensive and take too long to claim.
How long does it take to claim? That depends on the circumstances, but speaking to a reliable injury lawyer should give you a rough idea quickly. A company like Accident Claims will make sure the process is simple and easy, and keep you informed at all stages along the way.

What kind of injuries can you claim for? You can claim for almost any accident. Workplaces, public places, defective products, accidents in the snow, hearing loss, road accidents and sports injuries are some of the most common.

Is there a time limit on making a claim?Yes. There is a deadline of three years on making a claim for an accident.
How much compensation do you get? That depends entirely on the accident. The best way to find out is contact a well-known legal firm like us.

How can you tell if you have a claim? Any good legal firm will start by collecting information about your accident before deciding whether you have a case. Only with all the evidence can they say for sure what the chances are. The case is then passed on to a respected solicitor in their team. They will represent the case in court. Like many firms, we operate a no win no fee rule. This means that if they’re unsuccessful, you won’t pay a penny.

Types of Inuries/Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are the most common type of accident claims, with hundreds of people being injured every day. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any other losses arising.
In most cases insurance will be in place covering the other party. If this is not the case however, there is an organisation called the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) who may meet the claim. Initially it may be unknown as to whether the other party is insured. The MIB have strict time limits as to how long after an accident an accident claim can be made, it is therefore extremely important there are certain steps are taken after any road traffic accident. Read Full Story
Head injuries and brain traumas

Head injuries and brain traumas can have a profound effect on your life, sometimes leading to permanent impairment. On top of that, the financial cost inflicted on an individual or family can be devastating. Loss of earnings and the cost of specialist adaptations, mobility equipment and private medical consultants can run into thousands of pounds. We have many years experience in dealing with these complex medical cases, ensuring you get the compensation you need.
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Accident at work

There are a wide range of work-related illnesses which can leave you out of work and struggling to meet your financial commitments. Whether the injury was caused by a construction site accident or a simple trip or fall, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Your employer owes you a duty of care to protect you from injury and failure to meet these standards will leave him, or her, responsible for any resulting accident.
Accidents at work personal injury claims are proved by evidence. If you think you have a claim, contact us as soon as possible, and in the meantime take the following steps:
1. Report the accident to your supervisor
2. Note witness contact details
3. Ensure if possible that an accident book entry is completed
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Whiplash injuries

A whiplash accident is commonly associated with a road traffic accident (where the force of one vehicle striking another is transferred to the passengers of the vehicle); however you should note that whiplash type injuries can be sustained with any accident that involves trauma to the neck, shoulder or back.
In some cases it can take as long as a few weeks for the symptoms of whiplash to develop. Typical symptoms to look out for include neck stenderness, a reduction in back, neck and shoulder movement and headaches. Other symptoms can also include lower back pain, blurred vision and pins and needles in your hands and arms.
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The combination of low visibility and lack of driver protection mean that motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the roads and they are more likely to suffer severe injuries in an accident. Serious orthopaedic, head and spinal injuries are commonly seen, and far too many motorbike, scooter and moped riders are still fatally injured in road accidents. Despite a gradual fall in the number of motorcyclists killed in accidents on the road in the UK over recent years
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It is estimated that over £200 million per annum is spent by women and men on cosmetic surgery but unfortunately errors are made and they have the potential to cause serious harm and to damage the long term quality of the patient's life. If you have been injured after your cosmetic surgery procedure went wrong or was negligently carried out you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for the injury and distress caused. Our solicitors can advise you on all cosmetic procedures.
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Asbestos poisoning has many harmful effects including mesothelioma, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, asbestosis and lung cancer. If you are suffering from any of these asbestos diseases and are likely to have been exposed to asbestos fibres in the past, perhaps due to the nature of your job, then you may be eligible to make an accident claim for compensation. Asbestos was commonly used in many manufacturing industries including building, motoring and appliances for insulation. Many workers were exposed to asbestos fibres in the past but it was then discovered that the exposure caused cancer in the lungs. There are still people being affected by the disease today as the cancer has been known to take up to 40 years to develop.
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  • How much does it cost?
    In the case of a no win no fee claim, it won’t cost you anything. Where the firm identifies carelessness by a person or company, they’ll recruit an expert lawyer to look after your claim, but all the fees are paid by the other party. So clients keep 100% of the compensation. You can easily find out more information on the costs involved on the phone.
  • How should you choose my accident solicitor?
    The best things to look out for, apart from no win no fee payment structure, are a successful track record and breadth of experience. They should also be registered with the Law Society, be a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and have extensive qualifications within that field. You’ll find all these things with Accident Claims (Part of the Osbornes Solicitors group).
  • How can you find out more?
    The best way to find out more is through a specialist. They can be reached on 020 7485 8811. Some claims companies use a call centre to process calls, but every person answering the phone here is an experienced accident claim solicitors.