Personal Injury Compensation Claims | 100% No Win No Fee

By Lewis Aaliyah. Last Updated 13th July 2023. Welcome to our guide exploring how to make a personal injury compensation claim.

We’ll also briefly look at the time limit you have to put forward your claim and whether any exceptions may apply.

Additionally, we have provided links to other useful guides for more specific personal injury claims.

What Is A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

A personal injury claim could be made if you have sustained an injury as a result of someone breaching the duty of care they had a responsibility to uphold.

There are various situations in which someone may have owed you a duty of care, such as at work, in a public place or whilst using the road.

In many cases, someone may have had a responsibility to uphold the duty of care they owed you. For instance, your employer, the person in control of a public space or another road user.

If they failed to take reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining harm in an accident that could have been avoided, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injury.

As there are many different types of personal injury claims, please get in touch with our team to discuss your case in more detail.

How Long Do I Have To Claim Personal Injury Compensation?

Generally, you must put forward your claim within three years. The time period may start either from the date of the accident or the date you became aware that someone else’s failings at least contributed to your injuries.

However, please be aware there are several exceptions that may apply to your case.

Please contact our team on the number above to discuss whether you’re eligible to claim.

What Evidence Do I Need To Claim Personal Injury Compensation?

Gathering evidence is an essential part of the personal injury claims process. It could help with proving the types of injuries you suffered and who was liable for them.

Some examples of the evidence that could help support a personal injury compensation claim include:

  • The contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident so that a statement can be collected from them at a later date.
  • A copy of your medical records stating your injury and the treatments you have received for it.
  • Any video footage of the accident, such as CCTV footage.
  • Photographs of any visible injuries and the accident scene.

Contact our advisors today to discuss your potential personal injury claim. If it seems you have a strong case, they may connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel who could help you with gathering evidence.

Compensation For Personal Injury – Examples Of Payouts

When working out personal injury compensation, solicitors can use a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). In the latest edition, published in April 2022, you can find brackets of compensation for personal injury based on awards given in previous court claims. The JCG features injuries for both physical harm and mental health injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We’ve taken compensation ranges from the JCG to give you an estimate of what you might receive for general damages and put them in the table below. General damages refer to the pain, suffering or loss of amenity caused by your injuries. The final settlement you do receive is likely to be different however, so please only use the personal injury compensation amounts below as guidelines.

InjuryCompensation RangeNotes
Severe (i) Back Injuries£91,090 to £160,980Expect ongoing pain and significant discomfort.
Severe (i) Neck InjuryIn the region of £148,330The neck may be limited in its movement.
Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder£59,860 to £100,670Your life is detrimentally affected and you are unable to work.
Other Arm Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement£39,170 to £59,860A fractured forearm may cause significant permanent residual disability.
A Severely Disabling Injury to the Elbow£39,170 to £54,830Injuries may require major surgery and cause severe disability.
Severe Shoulder Injuries£19,200 to £48,030Damage to your brachial plexus causes significant disability.
Moderate (i) Injuries to the Pelvis and Hip£26,590 to £39,170Permanent disability in the future is unlikely.
Moderate Ankle Injuries£13,740 to £26,590You might struggle to stand for long periods of time.
Moderate Foot Injuries£13,740 to £24,990Fractures may require future surgery.
Severe Toe Injuries£13,740 to £21,070You may lose one or two toes to amputation.

Lawyers will also take into consideration any special damages when calculating compensation for a personal injury. Special damages relates to any financial harm or losses inflicted by your injuries, such as a loss of earnings after taking time off work to recover from your injury. You should keep hold of payslips as evidence of this loss.

Our advisors are expert at valuing personal injury claims and may do so if you have a strong claim. They can also determine the strength of your claim for free – just call the number above to be connected.

Other Resources

For more information on claiming compensation after an accident or injury, visit the government website.

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If you have any other questions about personal injury compensation claims, please get in touch on the number above.