Can I Make a Claim?

Anyone can make an compensation claim for personal injury if a person or organisation is at least partly to blame (usually they will have insurance and the claim will be put through their insurance company).
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How long after my accident can I claim?

If you are considering making a claim, it is important that you take legal advice as soon as you are able to. Under English law, you must claim within three years of the accident occurring (the limitation period), although there are exceptions to this for children, those suffering from a mental disability and those with certain illnesses.
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What can I claim for?

You can claim compensation for for any pain, suffering, disability or loss of amenity caused by the accident. These physical and/or mental injuries are known as General Damages. You can also claim for other losses arising from the accident. These ‘Special Damages’ might include vehicle repair costs, loss of earnings, vehicle storage costs, replacement vehicle costs, etc.
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How much compensation will I get?

Accident Injury Solicitors ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. The amounts to be awarded for General Damages can only be fully determined after you have attended a medical examination. Based on this evidence, we can use industry guidelines to judge how much you should be awarded. Using our interactive compensation guide, you can gain a rough idea of how much you might be awarded.
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What can I expect at my medical appointment?

We have created a short guide describing what you might expect at your medical appointment with a list of dos and don’ts
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How long will it take?

At Accident Injury Solicitors, we endeavour to provide a speedy, comprehensive service at all stages of you claim. However, like every accident, every claim is different.

If you’ve been involved in a Road Traffic Accident after the 31st April 2010, you claim will be submitted electronically to the third party insurance company. This speeds up the process dramatically. If liability is admitted, you could have your compensation in around three months.

There are strict time limits for progressing a claim with an insurance company; ensuring claims are processed in months, rather than years. We can advise you on the average time for your type of case.

Your compensation will be paid as soon as your claim is settled.
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If I make a claim against my employer, can I be sacked?

Your employer is not allowed to dismiss you for making a claim against them under British law. They are required to have insurance to cover against staff accidents. It it their insurers who will pay any compensation, not your employers.
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Is there lots of paperwork to fill out?

No. Accident Injury Solicitors are able to do most of the necessary paperwork for you. You will have to check the details of your claim before it is put forward, but this is something we can help you with.
You won’t even have to come to our offices. Accident Injury Solicitors’ dedicated team of handlers can help you via phone and email.
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