Southampton Compensation Claim Solicitors
If you have been injured in Southampton through no fault of your own, our experienced personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim. We work on a No Win No Fee basis, so we won’t take any solicitors’ fees until we have successfully recovered your compensation.
Injuries occur all over the UK each day and Southampton certainly sees its fair share of casualties. In Southampton during 2017, there were over 280 non-fatal injuries resulting in three or more consecutive days’ absence from work reported by local authorities.
Here, we outline the basics of the personal injury claiming process, the average timescale of a claim and what type of personal injuries you can claim for.
Personal Injury Compensation Claim Process
You can make a personal injury claim if you feel that someone who owed you a duty of care has failed in providing it, leaving you injured as a direct result of the negligence of that party.
A duty of care must be implemented in the practice of individuals, professionals and organisations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others. Examples include employers having a duty of care for their employees, drivers having a duty of care for pedestrians and other drivers alike, and so on.
The process of making a personal injury claim in Southampton begins when the incident occurs or the date when you noticed that an injury or illness came about due to a previous non-fault accident. Following the incident, if you feel that it was not your fault, you should begin gathering evidence immediately (i.e. taking photos and retrieving the contact details of witnesses) in order to present to your solicitors.
Once the incident has happened, you should contact us in order for our personal injury solicitors that cover Southampton to assess your claim and begin the process.
Our personal injury specialists will essentially take over proceedings once we obtain the evidence and information regarding your claim. We will then contact the defendant’s insurance company in order to begin negotiations on your behalf and will work to retrieve the best compensation for your situation.
While we fight for your compensation, you can take some time at home to relax and recover from the injuries sustained in the incident, without having to deal with the hassle of the legal paperwork and the back-and-forth of negotiating.
We always work as efficiently as possible, but will remain in contact with you in order to keep you up-to-date with advances.
When the settlement is agreed, you should receive the compensation within around 14-28 days.
How Long does a Personal Injury Claim Last?
Personal injury claims typically last somewhere between six months and two years, depending on the severity of your injury and the complexity of the case.
Some cases can last longer – clinical negligence claims for example – and others can be settled before reaching the six month point.
If the at-fault party admits liability, are cooperative and accept the terms of our settlement proposal, the claim should run smoothly.
Unfortunately, things aren’t always so straight forward, as some individuals and organisations can refuse to respond to claims or deny liability entirely, which may lead to a court hearing.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injuries can occur in a variety of situations and tend to differ with each claim. Types of personal injury claims include:
- Clinical negligence
- Road traffic collision
- Professional negligence
- Industrial deafness
- Industrial disease
Accident Line Direct’s personal injury lawyers can help you with just about any claim, whether you want to claim against your employers for noise induced hearing loss, against the social services for mistreatment, or even against solicitors for negligent conduct.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
If the claim is successful, the compensation you receive usually depends on the severity of the injury and its effect on your life.
For example, you will naturally receive more compensation for an amputated limb than a broken limb, as the implications are far more serious for the more severe injury.
Pay-out amounts range from anywhere between a hundred pound to over a hundred thousand pounds, so for a more specific idea of how much you could be compensated for in your situation, give our team a call for a free consultation.
Our compensation pay-out amounts guide provides the averages for a variety of injuries in accordance with their severity, so feel free to take a look there for a basic idea before giving us a call.