If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Whether or not depends on the circumstances surrounding your injury and whether someone else can be held responsible for them. If they can, and your claim is successful, you’ll receive compensation for your pain, suffering and financial loss.
Personal injury claims: the basics
The law on personal injury is aimed at holding people accountable for their negligence. This means that if someone fails to exercise the level of care demanded of them, whether that’s a fellow road user, healthcare professional or employer, those who suffer an injury as a result will be entitled to damages.
All personal injury claims must have the following three elements, each of which need to be convincingly argued and backed by strong evidence:
- the injured person was owed a duty of care by another person or company
- the person who owed that duty breached it, whether by act or omission
- the breach of that duty caused the injury
The claim must also be made within a set time limit. This period lasts for three years and starts to run from either the date of the accident or the date you reasonably became aware of your injury (whichever is the later).
Who can make a personal injury claim?
In most cases, the person who is injured makes the claim. However, there are some situations where it’s possible to make a claim on an injured person’s behalf. For example, if a child suffers an injury due to medical negligence or in an accident, or if an injury is so severe it leaves the victim unable to make a claim themselves. In such tragic situations, it’s understandable that taking action isn’t a high priority, but the law is there to help us hold those responsible for our loved one’s pain and suffering to account and also have them cover the loss suffered as a consequence of their negligence.
Personal injury: why choose us?
Our friendly, knowledgeable team have helped people all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland win compensation for personal injury. We’re experienced, easy to work with and good at what we do. We genuinely put our clients first and always work to get them the best possible outcome.
If you choose us, you’ll have a dedicated solicitor or team of solicitors who are committed to:
- providing support throughout the entire process
- getting you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to
- delivering quality of service
- keeping costs down
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved in bringing a claim. Our personal injury experts offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and can take on some cases on a no win no fee basis.
We know that making a personal injury claim can be daunting. Our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. We’ll do this by working closely with you so that we can deliver expert guidance and dedicated support tailored to your unique circumstances.
Contact our Expert Personal Injury Lawyers, Liverpool, England and Wales
Get in touch with an expert personal injury solicitor at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 830 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.