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Personal Injury Compensation Claims

The Importance of Having a Personal Injury  Solicitor

With nearly 40 years of experience, FT Chronic Pain Solicitors is a leading personal injury law firm in the England and Wales. Our dedicated team of experts specialises in handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) involving a car, passenger or driver

  • Motorcycle compensation claims

  • Cyclist claims 

  • Employers' Liability – accidents at work

  • Public Liability – accidents in public

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – injuries because of a criminal act

  • Industrial Injuries, this can be an injury at work involving heavy machinery


Our decades of experience mean we have handled a wide range of claims and from an array of different types of accidents.

Personal Injury FAQs

What is considered a personal injury?

A personal injury refers to any physical or psychological harm suffered by an individual as a result of an accident, negligence, or intentional wrongdoing by another party.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

You may have a valid personal injury claim if you have been injured due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. If you believe someone else is at fault for your injury, consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer will determine whether you have a claim to bring.

What steps should I take immediately following a personal injury?

After sustaining a personal injury, it's important to seek medical attention promptly. Additionally, if possible, gather evidence such as photographs of the accident scene, contact information of any witnesses, and any relevant documents such as a copy of the accident report form or any names of those involved. Reporting the incident in the case of a car accident, for example, is important, or where you have been involved in an accident at work, you need to ensure your manager is aware of the accident and what has happened to you. 

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In England and Wales, the general time limit for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the injury or from the date when you became aware that your injury was due to someone else's negligence. However, there are exceptions to this rule, so it's essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss any deadlines.  

What factors determine the compensation amount for a personal injury claim?

The compensation amount for a personal injury claim is determined based on many factors such as the severity of the injury sustained or multiple injuries, whether a full recovery has happened or if the injury is permanent, the impact on your daily life and ability to work, medical expenses, care needed, accommodation needs, aids and equipment loss of earnings, and any future care or rehabilitation needs. 

Each case is assessed individually by securing medical evidence to support the claim and comment on any losses. Compensation is awarded accordingly using the Judicial College Guidelines and consideration of a schedule of the losses prepared on your behalf.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer to bring a claim?

Having legal representation can significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome. A qualified lawyer can navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate on your behalf in court if necessary. 

Having a lawyer by your side you will feel secure in the knowledge that your injuries and symptoms are properly assessed. 

Please read our success story where a client transferred his claim to us and, with our help secured a large amount of damages

What should I expect during the personal injury claim process?

Once the funding of your claim has been put in place, for example, a No Win No Fee Agreement has been signed, the personal injury claim process typically involves gathering evidence and submitting a claim to the relevant party or their insurance company.

To prove your case medical evidence and supportive documents for financial losses will need to be obtained.  Preparation of witness evidence is also important to set out how the accident has affected your life and family.  

Interim payments can be requested throughout the claim where liability (fault) has been admitted and rehabilitation to support you with your recovery.

Once the evidence is complete, this is disclosed to the other party for negotiation of a settlement amount; however, in the event an agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the Court will be involved in determining the amount of compensation awarded.  

The Court may also be asked to determine liability where this has not been admitted by the opposing party. 

Throughout the process, you will be advised of any risks faced, and when we believe suitable, a barrister will be asked to act on your behalf and work with you and us to secure the best possible outcome. 

Can I receive compensation for the long-term effects of a personal injury?

Yes, you can receive compensation for the long-term effects of a personal injury. 

Compensation aims to cover not only immediate expenses but also future losses, including ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, loss of earnings, and compensation for pain and suffering.

We may also consider settlement terms which allow you to return to the defendant in the future should the evidence indicate you are at risk of significant changes to your condition. 

 Are there examples of successful settlements for long-term effects?

Yes, there have been numerous successful personal injury settlements. These settlements often involve compensation for injuries resulting in permanent disability, chronic pain, loss of quality of life, and ongoing medical care.

Please visit our case studies page to learn more about some of these cases. 

What if the responsible party denies liability for my personal injury?

If the responsible party denies liability for your personal injury, investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are undertaken, and evidence is gathered and analysed to strengthen the basis of your case. If we believe you have a strong case to pursue, we will continue liability investigations alongside obtaining medical evidence.  If necessary, legal proceedings may be initiated to resolve the dispute by asking the Court to decide who was at fault.

Contact FT Chronic Pain Solicitors Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, our serious injury team is here to help. Contact FT Chronic Pain Solicitors today for a confidential consultation. Our experts will assess your case, provide tailored advice, and guide you through the claims process. Trust in our expertise and experience to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact us to
day for a free consultation and let us help you on your journey toward justice and fair compensation.

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