Find A Professional Lawyer For Your Personal Injury Claim
Welcome to ProLawyers.co.uk, your new resource containing expert advice on how a professional lawyer could help you to make a successful personal injury claim. Our team are on hand seven days a week to provide you with all the advice you may need to successfully claim compensation after an accident which was not your fault.
Filing a personal injury claim without a lawyer or personal injury solicitor could be difficult and even confusing to try and do successfully. You could find that without expert help you may not get the maximum amount of compensation which you are owed for an accident in a public place. Our team of professional lawyers and solicitors could help you to navigate the different laws, regulations and time limits which could be relevant to your particular personal injury claim. At ProLawyers, we are here to help answer any questions which you may have about making a personal injury claim or a public accident claim without using confusing terminology or jargon.
Remember if you have been injured in an accident in a public place or on private property which was not your fault, you could have grounds to claim compensation. If you are looking for the best personal injury lawyer or solicitor for your case, we could be able to provide them to you. Our team of personal injury solicitors have up to thirty years of experience in helping people like you to claim compensation. In many cases they can even do so through a no win, no fee agreement. Find out how ProLawyers could help you by reading below.
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- Who Are ProLawyers?
- What Is Our Philosophy?
- How Could ProLawyers Help Me?
- Steps To Take If Injured In An Accident Which Was Not Your Fault
- What Can My Personal Injury Claim Compensate Me For?
- How Much Compensation Will I Get For My Injury?
- What Does No Win No Fee Mean For Me?
- What To Expect If You Need To See A Doctor
- How Long Do You Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
- Different Types Of Personal Injury Claim We Could Help You To Make
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents In The Workplace
- Hurt In A Slip Or Fall, Could You Claim Compensation?
- Cyclist Accidents And Injuries
- Clinical And Medical Negligence
- Public Place Accidents And Injuries
- Accidents Abroad And Holiday Accident Claims
- Speak To A Pro Lawyer
Who Are ProLawyers?
Who are ProLawyers? We are professional personal injury claims solicitors and lawyers firm who can help people to claim compensation for an accident in a public place or on private property. Personal injury claims are designed to help compensate you when you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else. In general claims need to be made in a certain amount of time after the accident has taken place.
Our team is committed to providing accident victims with the high quality injury lawyers who have the expertise and legal knowledge to help them make a successful claim. Our team have a track record of helping people to win their claim and to be awarded the best possible compensation settlement. We focus both on delivering results and helping you through a difficult time.
What Is Our Philosophy?
At ProLawyers our personal injury claims solicitors philosophy is to put you at the heart of what we do. Our first commitment will be to working hard on your behalf to ensure that you get the best possible help after being injured in a public place.
The best personal injury lawyers and solicitors will aim to exceed your expectations in terms of services and in how much you could claim in compensation.
How Could ProLawyers Help Me?
Choosing a personal injury lawyer or solicitor is not always the easiest step to take. You may want to compare services and philosophies between different legal firms to see which best meets your unique needs. To help you to see if our team are best placed to help you, here are just some of the different ways in which we could help you to make public accident claims,
- Provide you with an expert solicitor or lawyer. Our team of specialist solicitors have years of experience in helping people to fight for the maximum amount of compensation possible.
- Personal injury claims calculators. Our guides come with comprehensive personal injury claims calculators so you can see how much you could claim.
- The maximum compensation settlement. Our team will always work hard to secure you the best possible settlement for your accident or injury.
- Independent advice. We are not beholden to any party and will always provide you with the best, independent advice, on whether you could claim compensation.
- Help and support. Throughout the claims process, we will provide you with the help and support you need.
- Clear communication. We promise to communicate with you in a clear way and won’t confuse you with technical jargon.
- A no win no fee service. We could provide our legal services to you under a no win no fee Find out more about these below.
To find out more about choosing a personal injury lawyer or solicitor, speak to ProLawyers today.
Steps To Take If Injured In An Accident Which Was Not Your Fault
If you have been injured in a public place, there are steps which you can take before you hire a personal injury lawyer or solicitor which could help your claim.
- However you were hurt, make sure your injuries are treated.
- As soon as you can, write down what happened to you. This helps you to remember things later.
- Take photographs of both your injury as well as the scene of the accident. This can help to provide evidence later.
- Record any expenses you have to pay for. Keep any invoices or receipts for things you have to pay for because of your accident.
- Note down the contact information of the person or persons responsible for your accident.
- If anyone witnessed what happened to you, ask for their contact information.
What Can My Personal Injury Claim Compensate Me For?
Is it worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer? The simple answer is that if you have been hurt and you have faced costs because of this injury a personal injury lawyer could help you to get the compensation which you are owed.
Whilst there are a wide variety of different things which you could claim compensation for these are generally broken into two categories, general damages and special damages.
General damages compensate you directly for your injury and we shall look at them a little more in the next section. They compensate victims for any suffering, pain, or injury which they have suffered. How much you could be owed for this is determined by your injury and the medical report may play a large part in this.
Special damages are paid out to compensate you for the various financial losses which you have had to meet because of your injuries and the accident in which they were caused. Your public injury claim could compensate you for out-of-pocket costs. These could include,
- Lost income (salary, benefits, etc).
- Travel costs.
- Childcare costs.
- Adapting your home or your vehicle as necessary.
- The costs of medical care, such as medication, counselling or other medical treatment.
How Much Compensation Will I Get For My Injury?
If you make a compensation claim, the largest part of your settlement will often be that awarded for the injury itself, or the associated pain and suffering. This is what is often called general damages. This type of compensation is calculated based on your individual injury. Each type of injury and level of severity is awarded a different amount of compensation. The calculation takes into account the following factors,
- How severe the injury was and what part of you was affected.
- How serious the injury will affect you.
- How long these impacts may last.
- How serious the overall effect will be on your life.
These amounts are set by the Judicial College and updated periodically. As such, until we have assessed your case, we can not say how much compensation you could be awarded.
What Does No Win No Fee Mean For Me?
One of the biggest benefits of our service is that we could provide you with a professional lawyer or solicitor through a no win, no fee agreement. But, what does no win, no fee mean for you as a claimant? This can be a way for you to work with the best personal injury lawyer for your case, without needing to worry about how much it will cost. You are only required to make any payments at all to the solicitor until your case has been successfully settled. If we are not able to win your case for you, you will not need to pay anything to us. This means that you are financially protected from any financial effects of making a claim, which you would not be afforded if you work with a solicitor who works to an hourly rate.
What percentage does a personal injury lawyer take? This is usually a set percentage of your settlement. This percentage is limited in law and agreed upon as part of your agreement with the solicitor. What no win, no fee means for you is that you could use the services of an expert injury lawyer, without needing to make upfront payments or worry about costs.
What To Expect If You Need To See A Doctor
If you have been injured an any way before you look at finding personal injury claims solicitors to help you claim compensation we always recommend that you see a doctor (or other medical professional as appropriate). Getting your injuries treated is the most important step which you can take. Aside from this, any medical information gained through this treatment could be used as evidence in your claim.
However, after an accident in a public place, you may also need a further medical examination as part of the claims process. This can be organised by our team for you and you will be seen by a medical professional who is one of our panel of medical experts. They will again assess your injury, how extensive it is and determine the likely effects on you. This then helps us to better understand the accidents impact and to ensure you receive the correct amount of compensation. If we do need you to see a doctor, we will organise for you to see the closest expert to your area.
How Long Do You Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
All compensation claims need to be made within the applicable personal injury claims time limit. As there can be different time limits in different circumstances, we have included a table here which you can refer to. In most cases, the personal injury claims time limit will be three years.
|Type of claim||Personal injury claims time limit|
|General accident and injury claims, such as against a business public liability insurance.||3 years|
|Accidents and injuries affecting a child.||An adult can claim on their behalf till the child reaches the age of 18. Then they have 3 years to make a claim.|
|Accidents on a package holiday||3 years|
|Accidents on an international flight.||2 years (could vary)|
Different Types Of Personal Injury Claim We Could Help You To Make
What is considered to be a personal injury? In the following sections we introduce some of the most common circumstances in which people are injured and in which they could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Before we go further we should note that there are many more circumstances in which people could be harmed and types of personal injury claim which accident victims could make. In the examples below we are looking at examples of some of the most common types of accident or injury. If your circumstances are different you can still contact our team and find out how a personal injury solicitor could help you.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents could include accidents in a car, on a motorbike, when using public transport (such as a bus, coach, or taxi) or even when you are crossing the road as a pedestrian. Commonly abbreviated to ‘RTA’ vehicle accidents are one of the most common reasons for making a personal injury claim and in the year ending June 2018 there were a total of 165,100 reported casualties on the roads in the UK.
Even when you are obeying the rules of the road and paying the utmost care and attention to what other road users are doing, other road users can still cause accidents in which you are injured. To make a personal injury claim for a car accident, contact our expert team today.
Accidents In The Workplace
According to the Health and Safety Executive, in the year 2016/ 2017 there were 70,116 non-fatal employee injuries which were reported by an employer in the UK. Whilst some workplace can be more hazardous of have more risk factors than others, an accident at work could happen in almost any working environment.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure that any and every working environment and all employees are safe from harm. If they fail in this duty of care, you could have grounds to make a workplace accident claim.vOur team could help you to make a claim against an employers public liability insurance for a wide variety of accidents in the workplace.
Hurt In A Slip Or Fall, Could You Claim Compensation?
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, slips, trips and falls are one of the most common ways in which people are injured. They can happen in a variety of different circumstances and could happen in a public place, or on private property. This type of accident could happen in circumstances such as wet floors in a restaurant or cafe, a defect in a pavement, or potholes in the road at a pedestrian crossing. If the defect or spillage has not been addressed or has not been signposted, people may be more likely to suffer an accident. For example, if a spillage in a supermarket was not cleaned up or signposted, you could be able to make a claim against the supermarket and their public liability insurance policy. If you tripped over because of a broken pavement, you could be able to claim compensation from a local authority.
Cyclist Accidents And Injuries
When riding a bike on the UK’s road network you could be more vulnerable than other road users. According to the ROSPA, 18,477 cyclists were reported injured in a road traffic accident in 2016, making them one of the most vulnerable groups of road users.
Cyclists could be injured in an accident caused by another road user, or they could be injured in an accident caused by potholes or other defects in the road. The party responsible for your accident happening will be liable for your injuries.
Clinical And Medical Negligence
Whether visiting a GP surgery, dentists, or a hospital, people expect the highest levels of care and to be provided with the treatment they need. What we do not usually expect is that our treatment will worsen our condition. However, whether you are being treated by the NHS or a private medical company, accidents and acts of negligence can and do happen. If this has happened to you, you may have found our page by searching for ‘personal injury solicitors near me’. There are many different ways in which you could be harmed due to negligent care. You could have been harmed by a surgical error, by an incorrect diagnosis, contracted an additional illness due to lack of hygiene in a hospital, or otherwise been harmed.
Public Place Accidents And Injuries
Public place accidents, injuries or illnesses cover a very wide range of different circumstances, causes of accidents or types of injury. In general, they refer to accidents which have happened in a public space such as in the street, in a shop, cafe or restaurant, or on a road. Note, road traffic accidents may be considered differently to other accidents happening on the road. The party liable for the accident could be the owner or occupier of an area or property, a service provider or a local authority. If it can be shown that this party acted in a negligent way or did not fulfil their duty of care to you, you could be able to make a public place accident claim against them.
Accidents Abroad And Holiday Accident Claims
Whether you were injured at the airport, when on a flight to or from an international airport, when on a cruise, or whilst on a package holiday, you could be able to claim compensation with a personal injury solicitor. You could be able to claim compensation for an accident on holiday whether you injuries were minor or serious. Holiday accident claims could be made for;
- Flight accidents.
- Package holiday accidents.
- Cruise ship accidents and injuries.
- Car accidents abroad.
- Accidents when working abroad.
To find out if you could claim, contact our team of personal injury lawyers and claims solicitors today.
Speak To A Pro Lawyer
Settling a personal injury claim without a lawyer or a solicitor can be complicated and involve legal processes and terminology which you are unfamiliar with. Make the process easier by contacting a member of our team today and take advantage of a free consultation. You could discuss your options to seek damages and find out the different ways our team could help you.
Remember, the benefits of our service include,
- A no win no fee service.
- Solicitors with up to three decades of experience.
- A free and no-obligation assessment of your case.
- Medical assessments to ensure your injuries are being treated fully and that you are getting the best possible compensation settlement.
How do I find a good personal injury lawyer? By contacting the team at ProLawyers today. Call us on.