Yes there is.  For most personal injury claims, the claim has to be made within three years from the date of the accident.  If the claim arises from something that has happened over a period of time such as a repetitive strain injury caused by the type of work carried out during employment, then the three year period starts from the date of knowledge.  The relevant date would be the date when the individual realises that the type of work has caused the injury.  If your compensation claim arises from an accident on an aeroplane or a cruise ship, then you have a period of two years from the date of the accident in which to make the claim.  A minor (child under the age of 18) has until their twenty-first birthday to pursue a claim for an injury caused.  These timescales are known as the limitation period.  If settlement has not been achieved within limitation then Court proceedings will need to be issued to keep the claim alive. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

There is usually an Inquest to deal with the cause of death and the inquest has no impact on the personal injury claim.  Inquests are not permitted to determine blame and the conclusion (verdict) will not identify someone as having criminal or civil liability.  For many inquests, it will not be necessary for us to attend but if we feel that it is necessary then we will be there. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

Not at all.  We have clients who live all over the country and the majority of our communication occur via the telephone, email and written correspondence. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you

Yes of course.  That said, in this modern world of technology, most communication with clients today is via email, telephone or skype call and very few face to face meetings take place any more.  Only in exceptional circumstances will we visit you in hospital but that is because we simply want you to focus on getting better and you can deal with the legal side of things when you are out of hospital and feeling better. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

At the very beginning of a claim we do have to send you quite a lot of documentation such as our engagement letter with you, any documents about how the claim is being funded and also some forms of authority for you to sign and return to us.  At the same time we will send you a useful Note, which explains what is involved in making a personal injury claim.  We do try to keep the paperwork to a minimum and, where possible, we will complete all forms for you and all you will need to do is read them and sign, date and return them.  We do of course also send you a prepaid envelope so that returning the documentation to us does not cost you anything either. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

Absolutely not.  If we have to pay any money to a third party (known as disbursements), for example, paying your doctor for copies of your medical records, we will pay for these up front.  During the course of your claim, you will not be out of pocket. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

We will obtain copies of your medical notes and records from your GP and Hospital (if attended).  Once received, we will then instruct an independent medical expert to examine you and provide us with a medical report.   The medical report will provide details as to the injury suffered and it will also state whether or not any future treatment is recommended to aid your recovery.  The report will also provide us with an estimate as to when a full recovery should take place, if it has not done so already.  Based on the contents of the report it will allow us to place a valuation on your claim for compensation. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

It is not possible to provide an answer to this question as each claim is different.  Usually claims, where liability is admitted quickly, will settle a lot sooner than those cases where arguments over liability continue.  No case will settle until either the client has made a full and complete recovery from the injuries suffered or the medical evidence confirms that ongoing symptoms will continue for a specified period or will be permanent.  To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

In all likelihood no.

95% of our cases are settled without the need to go to court.

Most are negotiated and settle many months before any trial date.

If you do need to go to court, you should rest assured that our legal team will ensure that you are looked after, and that your case is presented to the very highest professional standard.

To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.