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How to Make an Effective Injury Claim

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as a result of an accident for which somebody else was at fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries and other out of pocket expenses.

The first thing you need to do is find a reputable solicitor to represent you. You need to be able to trust that your solicitor will honestly look after YOUR best interests in the claim and keep you informed at every step.

The kinds of questions you will want to ask your solicitor are as follows:

  • Do you have a valid claim?
  • How much compensation are you likely to receive?
  • How long will it take to receive your compensation?
  • What costs might you incur?

At NewLaw we successfully represent 1,000s of people every year in all kinds of personal injury cases, from the most simple to the most complex and serious. We have a large staff of specialist solicitors and pride ourselves on our high standards of client care.

You can talk to us about your potential claim without obligation. We don’t use high pressure tactics but guarantee to provide you with credible, helpful advice so that you can make an informed choice about your claim.

You can call us directly on our local rate number or enter your number in the instant callback box to the right and one of our specialist solicitors will call you back.

What to Expect When You Call

For most people that contact us, this is (hopefully) the only time that they will speak with a solicitor for advice on how to make an injury claim, and their understanding of the process may be corrupted by media reports or conflicting advice provided by family and friends.

Therefore, we will ask you to explain the circumstances of your accident, tell us what injuries you have sustained and what treatment you have undergone. We will also want to know if the police or other bodies have been involved in investigating the circumstances of your accident.

When you make an injury claim, the claim has to be made against the party or parties you consider liable for your injuries due to their lack of care. We appreciate that this can be difficult for you when your employer, your doctor or a person well-known to you may have been negligent.

Nonetheless, we will need to know who you intend making an injury claim against, and why you think they were in breach of their duty of care. Please remember that you are not committing to anything at this stage and have the opportunity to revise or withdraw from your claim at any time.

As well as describing your injuries to us, we would also like to know the impact they have had on your quality of life and ability to perform day-to-day tasks – such as driving. We would like to know if your injuries have prevented you from working or engaging in leisure pursuits and activities. If you are calling on behalf of a child who has been injured, we may also like to speak with them.

We are happy to answer any legal questions that you may have about how to make an injury claim and provide you with some helpful and practical advice about your entitlement to special damages. You are under no obligation to act on any of our advice or to make an injury claim without first having the time to consider your options.

However, you should leave it too long before contacting us. Depending of the complexity of your case, it may take a considerable amount of time to investigate your claim and compile evidence supporting it. There is a Statute of Limitations which limits the amount of time you have in which to make an injury claim and it is in YOUR best interests to contact us as soon as possible.