In the case of both personal injury claims and medical negligence claims, it is best to act as soon as possible following the illness or injury, as there are strict timescales for when you are permitted to take legal action.
You will usually have up to three years after the illness or injury was sustained in which to bring your claim. In some cases, courts may be persuaded to extend the deadline, but investigating as soon as possible will help with gathering evidence whilst it is still fresh.
In the case of a claim being made on behalf of a child, the three year deadline commences at the age of 18, so that you will have until the claimant’s 21st birthday to make a claim.For help at this stage please call 01252354412, or fill out the form at the top of the page.
Legal aid isn't available for personal injury claims however insurance policies or a charitable foundation can help with funding.
Most solicitors will not charge you for an initial consultation, during which they'll establish whether or not you may have a claim. It is also helpful to ask for a costs checklist so you can see the likely expense of your claim clearly laid out.
Many law firms offer conditional fee arrangements (CFAs). This means your solicitor would not receive any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You may be liable for the legal costs of the other side, and your solicitor may ask you to take out insurance to cover this eventuality. If your claim is successful your legal costs would be paid by the other side.For help at this stage please call 01252354412 , or fill out the form at the top of the page.