Can you make an accident claim?
Finding out whether you can make an accident claim with us is easy – simply get in touch with us for free on 0800 376 0150. We’re here to listen and offer advice, and we’ll usually be able to let you know on the same call whether you could make a claim.
There’s no rush or pressure when you contact us – you can decide whether you’d like to go ahead in your own time and your own way.
If you don’t feel ready to speak to us about your accident, you can try our online claim checker, which quickly tells you whether you can claim based on your answers to some simple questions.
Or, we generally advise that you may be able to make a claim if:
- Your accident happened in the last three years
- It was someone else’s fault
- You were injured as a result
In our 20 years, our personal injury services have helped more people injured in accidents than anyone else – making us the most trusted and recommended personal injury specialists.
Types of accident claims
Sometimes it can be reassuring to know other people have successfully claimed for your type of accident.
Below are some examples of the types of accident we have experience working with. Don’t worry if your accident type is missing from our list – it’s likely we can still help you.
Accidents on the road
You may think of road traffic accidents as incidents involving two or more drivers.
Road accidents can be very shocking. We’re here to help you make it right.
Slips, trips and falls
It’s easy to think a slip, trip of fall in a public place was your own fault. But the reality is that owners of businesses and public places have a responsibility to make sure you’re safe.
Slips, trips and falls can be caused by wet floors, uneven paving, cracked flooring, unexpected obstacles, and more.
It’s not always clear who’s fault your injury is. We’re here to help you – with our experience, we can help you understand who’s responsible for your fall.
Accidents at work can be very stressful and can cause painful injuries. Regardless of your injury, you should be able to trust your employer to make sure you’re safe in your working environment.
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work and it feels wrong, we can help you make it right. Get in touch with us for free impartial advice on 0800 376 0150.
Hear Kevin's storyWatch the video below
As someone who loves the outdoors, Kevin struggled with being stuck at home after his injury. On top of this, taking time off work was putting him under financial pressure.
With our 20 years’ experience, we helped him make it right. Now he’s back at work, and can go out fishing again. All calls featured in the video are real.
What makes an accident claim successful?
Each individual case is different, which means there’s no hard or fast rule as to what makes an accident claim successful. The best way to find out is to get in touch with us on 0800 376 0150 for free.
Our advisors can help you understand whether you can claim and can take you through the next steps if you decide you’d like to continue.
With your permission, we can put you forward to a specialist solicitor to suit your case.
Your solicitor will work to prove that somebody else was at fault for your accident. This often involves showing that the other party (the one responsible) failed to uphold their ‘duty of care’ to you.
This could be because somebody:
- Failed to inspect the equipment you use as part of your job
- Failed to keep pathways or aisles clear of obstacles or tripping hazards
- Acted negligently, ignoring laws and regulations put in place to keep you safe
- Didn’t pay attention while driving
Beryl Shave, 70, tripped over an unmarked, broken post in a supermarket car park
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How is your compensation calculated?
We look at each case on an individual basis. This is because we want to make sure you can get the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Every case is different, so we can’t tell you how much you can claim before starting. But you can try our compensation calculator to get an idea of how much you could receive.
Your solicitor will consider the pain and suffering your injury has caused, as well as the effect it has had on your life and family as a whole.
When putting together your personal injury claim, they’ll look to get you compensation to cover:
- The pain you’ve experienced because of your injury
- The impact your injury has had on your life
- Your lost earnings from taking time off work
- Medical costs including treatment and medication
- Any care you’ve received, even if given for free by a family member
Why make an accident claim?
You may have had to take time off work after your injury – this can lead to money worries, especially you’ve suffered from a serious injury.
You shouldn’t feel rushed into getting back to work before you’re ready. That’s why your solicitor will aim to cover the costs of time off work when putting together your accident claim.
Your compensation could also pay for rehabilitation, transport and travel costs, as well as any alterations you’ve had to make to your home.
And nearly all claims with us are made on a no win no fee basis. This means there’s no financial risk when making a claim. You’ve been through enough, so we give you the peace of mind that if your claim isn’t successful, then you won’t have to pay your solicitors fees.