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Legal News | 16.07.21

How to claim compensation for a personal injury

If you have been injured or involved in an accident, we can give you specialist legal advice and assistance. Our experienced experts will guide and support you through the process to get the compensation you deserve. We will be with you every step of the way.

The key stages of a personal injury claim are:

1. Assess your claim
The first stage of a personal injury claim is to assess your potential claim on the basis of your description of the facts. We will advise you on the likelihood of your claim being successful and the steps involved in bringing the claim.

2. Notify the defendant
The second step is to notify your opponent of the claim you are bringing and invite an admission of liability.

3. Gather evidence
We will instruct an independent medical expert to advise upon the extent of your injuries and collate other documentation relevant to your claim.

4. Settlement
In the majority of cases your claim can be settled without the need for court proceedings. It will be necessary to take your case to court in several circumstances such as where liability is not admitted or the amount of compensation cannot be agreed.

5. Compensation
We negotiate interim payments where appropriate, for instance where recovery has not yet reached an end point, and we will seek updated medical reports or reports from experts in additional disciplines.

Often, the amount of compensation cannot be finally assessed until your recovery has reached an end point. The compensation claimed will take into account all losses incurred as a result of the accident including pain and suffering endured, loss of income and the cost of rehabilitation and care.

At Wansbroughs, you will receive a personal service, one of our experts will handle your matter from start to finish, supporting you until the very end.

If you would like more specific advice on your potential claim, or if you have any other queries, then please get in touch with your usual contact, via our contact form https://www.wansbroughs.com/contact/ or email jenna.humphries@wansbroughs.com