Accident Claims News

28.11.2012

Every day, around six people die on UK roads. Although Britain enjoys one of the best road safety records in the world, Accident Claims have created a road accident map to highlight the startling number of road accidents that occur each day; some of them right on your doorstep. read more


30.10.2012

The road safety charity Brake is once again campaigning throughout National Road Safety Week, which this year is running from 19-25th November 2012. The charity founded road safety week to raise aware... read more


25.10.2012

Britain enjoys one of the best road safety records in the world, but every year 3,000 cyclists are killed or injured on UK roads and approximately one fifth of those are children. With so much still to be achieved before we have full confidence in our roads, Accident Claims have ... read more



An Introduction to Personal Injury Claims

There’s a lot of information online about personal injury claims, but understanding what’s important isn’t easy. So here is our simple guide to all you should know:

Anyone in the UK who is injured in an accident, as long as it isn’t their fault, is entitled to claim compensation. 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. 

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.

What if you don’t want to claim? With us, you don’t have to do anything after that initial call. The conversation is completely confidential, so none of your information is passed on to anyone else.