There are many different types of accidents which people can suffer. Sometimes it isn’t always somebody else’s fault. Sometimes the blame may lie in part with the person who has actually suffered the injury. However, as long as the accident was not wholly your fault, then we will recover compensation, not only for the injuries, but for any financial losses which have taken place as a result.

It will not cost you a penny to make your claim. Very often you may have unbeknown to you insurance which covers the claim, for example under your home contents insurance policy, or your car policy. If we have a look at those policies we will be able to let you know whether you are already covered for legal expenses.

Even if you do not have legal expenses, we often act under what is commonly called a “No Win No Fee” Agreement. Strictly speaking referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. If we do so it may be possible to arrange for you to have insurance to make sure that in the event of your claim not fully succeeding, you do not have to personally pay the other side’s costs. We will be happy to advise you with any further details.

There are many types of accidents. These include accidents in which you were involved whilst as a driver or a passenger in a car, or as a pedestrian. If you are a passenger in a car and the accident was caused by your own driver you can still make a claim.

Whilst at work your employer has a responsibility to ensure that you are as safe as possible whilst performing your duties. You still have a valid claim if the injuries came about by a workmate not taking sufficient care.

Injuries may be sustained by you tripping or slipping whilst out walking, either on the pavement or whilst crossing the road. The Council must repair all roads and all pavements to a reasonable standard having regard to how much it is used both by vehicles and by pedestrians. A fall in premises which you visit whether it be a shop or any other sort of establishment may still leave the owner open to a claim for compensation if a reasonable degree of care was not taken for your safety.
Always remember that the usual rule is that you have 3 years from the date of the injury to make your claim. That 3 year period can be extended so if you were injured more than 3 years ago, do not hesitate to come and see us to check whether your claim is still valid.

Do not hesitate to contact Paul Stevenson. We will offer a free initial interview to assess whether or not you have a claim, and at that stage we will fully explain to you the steps which will need to be taken and ensure that throughout the life of your claim you are fully aware of exactly what is happening at each and every stage.

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Date:October 2, 2016
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