We're here to help with all your accident claim / personal injury claim questions
What is an accident claim?
An accident claim is made by you following personal injury, either physical or physiological, for which you are looking for monetary compensation.
What is a no win no fee claim?
A no win no fee claim is where the solicitor guarantees no costs incurred to the claimant should the accident claim case not be won. It does not, however, guarantee no client charges for other services issued by the solicitor and used by the claimant.
Who are Accidentclaims.org?
Accidentclaims.org use professional solicitors who can handle claims of all sizes to fight for the compensation they deserve. They cover the whole of the UK and offer no win no fee guarantees and Maximum Compensation Levels for the claimant following a successful win.
How do I make an accident / personal injury claim?
We have solicitors skilled in all professions, from road traffic accident specialists to workplace accident specialists. Fill in our online accident claim form to get started.
How long will my accident claim take?
There are no guarantees on how quickly we can settle your accident claim, as every claim is treated on an individual basis. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as full or part liability for the accident, Police involvement, medical examinations etc. Following a full review of the situation, we will be able to advise on an accident claim settlement timescale.
How much accident claim compensation will I receive?
Professional advice on how much compensation you will receive for your claim is conducted on an individual basis. However, following a review of medical evidence and the accident details, we will be able to provide you with an accident claim compensation estimate.
As a rough guide, please see the figures below for the level of compensation that can be claimed for accident claims:
- Leg Injury Claims – up to £9,000 for minor injuries / up to £185,000 for leg amputations
- Hand / Wrist Injury Claims – up to £2,800 for minor hand injuries / up to £132,000 for total loss or use of both hands
- Arm Injury Claims – up to £12,500 for minor arm injuries / up to £150,000 for loss of both arms
- Back Injury Claims – up to £5,000 for minor back injuries / up to £100,000 for severe back injuries
- Chest Injury Claims – up to £2,000 for minor chest injuries / up to £30,000 for permanent damage to chest, lungs and heart
- Shoulder Injury Claims – up to £8,000 for a minor shoulder injury / up to £30,000 for a severe shoulder injury
- Neck / Whiplash Injury Claims – up to £5,000 for minor neck injuries / up to £97,000 for severe neck injuries
- Head Injury Claims - up to £8,100 for minor head injuries / up to £260,000 for very severe brain damage
- Eye / Hearing Injury Claims – up to £3,000 for loss of sight in one eye or loss of hearing in one ear / up to £200,000 for total blindness and deafness
Source – The Judicial Studies Board Guidelines.
Please note, the above amounts are just guidelines and the amount of compensation you will receive will be dependent on the individual accident claim case.
Will I have to go to court?
We rarely find that accident claims have to go to a Court Hearing, but if it is to necessary we will always act in your best interest and we have a wealth of experience in handling court procedures.
Do I need medical notes from my doctor?
If your accident claim has resulted in severe physical injury or physiological injury, medical examinations and evidence from your doctor will be the required course of action before the claim can be progressed.
What if the accident was partly my fault?
We understand that sometimes the accident that occurred meant that the claimant was partly responsible. If this is the case, inform us at the time of your call so we can handle the claim as efficiently as possible. You can still claim if the accident was partly your fault, but the amount of compensation you receive is likely to be reduced.
How soon do I need to make an accident claim?
Depending on the type of accident, you usually have 3 years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim. In some cases, such as asbestos disease claims, a claim can only be made after full diagnosis from a doctor and can take many years.
Can you handle my accident abroad claim?
Yes, if you have had an accident abroad then we can handle this type of claim. However, different rules apply in different countries and time limits are important.
What do I do if I lose my claim?
If you are unsuccessful with your claim, don’t worry. You are covered with our NO WIN NO FEE agreement and if court costs are necessary, we can take out ATE insurance on your behalf which covers any additional costs.
What can I claim for?
You can claim for any type of accident. Some of the most common accident claims including those listed in our help section.
What happens if I receive an offer of compensation directly from the other side?
If you receive an offer from the other party involved, you may wish to accept this and terminate any forthcoming legal proceedings. The money offered may be lower than you are claiming for, but accepting it could help to ensure you get the money more quickly than if you had to go to Court.