You will be eligible if you have suffered an injury – physical or psychological – which was caused by someone who should have been taking reasonable care for your safety but failed to – for example your employer, a fellow workmate or another driver. If you are over 18, you must start your claim within three years of the accident taking place. If you are under 18, the three year period starts from your 18th birthday (16th birthday in Scotland). You will be eligible if you have suffered an injury – physical or psychological – which was caused by someone who should have been taking reasonable care for your safety but failed to – for example your employer, a fellow workmate or another driver.
If you have a valid claim, we do everything to ensure that the process is as clear and stress-free as possible. Your solicitor will work hard on your behalf, looking after all the paperwork and legal matters. You will need to sign the relevant documents and supply certain information such as receipts for any expenses. You will also need to attend a medical assessment that will be arranged for you. This should be local to you and is nothing to worry about. Your Solicitor will try to take care of everything else.
Simple claims can often be settled within a relatively short time but some cases (particularly when the injury is more serious) require a different, more in-depth approach and can take longer. But every case is different and your solicitor firm will keep you regularly updated.
This means that you are in an agreement with your solicitor that in the unlikely event of your claim for compensation not being successful then you will not have to pay anything. In the event that you do win your claim, you will receive 100% compensation and your solicitors can recover their fees from the other party (in most cases the insurance company in a successful claim). Remember, if you lose and you have co-operated throughout the process then your solicitor will cover the costs themselves which means you do not pay anything.
You have three years from the date of the accident to claim for compensation. However, if you were a child or under the age of eighteen you will have until three years after your eighteenth birthday in which to make a claim for personal injury.
The vast majority of cases (around 95%) are settled without any need for court attendance.
We invest in people and therefore you will have a dedicated expert solicitor who will keep you updated how much or little you would like via e-mails, text messages, calls or whichever form of notification you choose to receive.
There are no upfront costs or unexpected fees, but if you win you may have to pay some legal costs from your compensation once your claim has settled.
Unlike some other claims companies, all solicitor firms working with Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors have agreed that customers will not be charged if the case isn’t successful. If you don’t win compensation, the solicitors won’t charge you a penny, as they are proceeding on a no win no fee basis.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors will do as much of the work for you as possible, leaving you to focus on recovering from your injury and getting on with your life. If you you’re not sure about anything or if you have any other questions, call us today on 0113 216 5507.
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