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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our specialist personal injury lawyers are here to fight for your compensation and make things easier for you and your family. Every year we help people claim for personal injury with our expertise and skills. Our Personal Injury Team will secure your rightful compensation and also help you access the rehabilitation, medical care and support you need to make the best recovery possible.

What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury refers to an injury or illness that has been caused by someone else's negligence. If you have suffered, you may be able to recover compensation from those responsible.

To make a claim, we have to prove that somebody else is at fault and that this has caused a loss or damage to yourself. A personal injury loss will be valued on independent medical evidence. A financial loss can include treatment costs, loss of earnings, or any care given to you by members of your family, friends or healthcare professionals.

You have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a personal injury claim.
Contact our Team now who will willingly assess the strengths of your case and advice you on your options. If the solicitor thinks you can make a claim, they will work for you on a no win no fee basis.

What Types Of Personal Injury Can You Claim For?

Some of the common types of personal injury we help people claim for include:

  • Serious injury (including traumatic brain and spinal injuries)
  • Accidents at work (including back, head and manual handling injuries)
  • Road traffic accidents (including pedestrian, cyclist and passenger accidents)
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Motorcyclist accidents
  • Child injury claims

Serious Injury - Brain Injury
Every person has the right to be responsible for their own decisions, until it has been proven that they are not able to do so. If your family member or loved one is at a stage where they are unable to make their own decisions, it is possible for you to represent them. In this case, you would act as a 'litigation friend'. As a 'litigation friend' you will be able to direct the proceedings by making decisions in their interests while keeping them involved as much as possible.

In cases where your family member or loved one does not have the capacity to manage their own financial affairs they will be appointed a Deputy by the court of protection. This is to ensure their compensation is protected and used with their best interests in mind.

Spinal Injury
At ULA Solicitors, we understand the requirement for prompt and efficient rehabilitation after a life changing injury. This is why we always endeavour to get funding realised at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure a timely assessment of your rehabilitation needs and to implement these as quickly as possible.

Our main concern is that you are not only taken care of in the immediate instance, but that you also continue to receive the care and support you need on an ongoing basis - physical, mentally and financially. This is why it is important to us that you receive the right level of financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained as a result of someone else's fault.

Accidents at Work
UK Health and Safety legislation is designed to protect employees and to reduce the risk of accident and injury in the workplace. If you have been involved in an accident at work then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and the associated financial losses, for example, loss of earnings whilst off work recovering from your injuries.

Health and Safety regulations cover all forms of workplace accidents and injury including:

  • Working at Height
  • Lifting
  • Use of Machinery and Equipment
  • Use of Safety Equipment
  • Tripping and Slipping

As well as helping you ultimately to claim compensation, we can also help you with your private medical treatment costs and rehabilitation requirements, for example, for physiotherapy following the injury if necessary.

This may include private treatment arranged by and paid for by the Defendant, that is the employer's insurers or from an interim compensation payment paid to you whilst your claim is progressing to allow you to have the treatment on a private basis.

Road Traffic Accidents
At ULA Solicitors we have a significant amount of experience representing clients who have been injured in road traffic accidents whether these accidents involve cars, lorries, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians or accidents on public transport.

Your injury claim will be dealt with by one of our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors. They will be responsible for helping you through every step of your claim. Our solicitors have years of experience and can quickly assess the feasibility of your claim.

Whiplash Injury
Whiplash is a type of injury which is often a consequence of a road traffic accident. It affects the neck and back and tends to last from a few weeks to a couple of years. In a collision on the road, whiplash is almost unavoidable, but treating it can be complicated and expensive.Whiplash can last a few weeks or, in more severe cases, it can go on for longer.

If whiplash happens after a road traffic accident which wasn't caused by you, the driver responsible can be claimed against if they have insurance. If the driver is uninsured, you will need to go through the Motor Insurance Bureau to apply for compensation from them.

Motorcycle Accidents
Where motorcycles are involved in crashes on the road with another vehicle, a number of injuries often occur as a result, some of the most common being:

  • Whiplash, coming from a sudden jolt
  • Burns from skidding on the road surface
  • Broken bones from hitting the ground
  • Spinal injuries, often coming with whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Loss of limbs

As with other road traffic accidents, the driver causing the crash is usually at fault. If they have insurance, you can claim against them directly. If not, you should go through the Motor Insurance Bureau, who are a third party which tries to get money from uninsured drivers to compensate you. We can advise you and assist you with your claim.

Child Injury Claims
If your child or baby has been injured in an accident or through negligence, as their parent or guardian you are allowed to make a personal injury claim for compensation for their injuries. Once a child has turned 18 they have 3 years to pursue a claim for compensation if their parent or guardian has not already done so.

Claims brought on behalf of children who have sustained injuries have their own specific challenges and it is vital that your child's injury claim is dealt with by a specialist.

We understand that our clients and their families have lives which do not revolve around litigation. We will build the case around your lives, trying to put them back as they were before the accident as far as that is possible. Rehabilitation is a vital part of this process and we can provide access to an independent living advice service and a range of leading child injury case managers who will tailor the rehabilitation to your child's needs.
If your child has suffered a serious injury or you would like a second opinion on an ongoing case, please contact us

Litigation Friend
A parent or guardian making a claim for compensation on behalf of an injured child (minor) is referred to as their 'litigation friend'. The litigation friend has to be independent; therefore if a parent was to blame for the accident sustained by the child, they cannot act as their litigation friend.

Funding your Personal Injury Compensation Claim

What Is No Win No Fee?
A no win no fee agreement (also known as a conditional fee arrangement) allows you to make a compensation claim, with no financial risk to you and without paying any solicitors' fees upfront.
You only ever pay anything if your no win no fee claim is successful. If your case is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any legal fees - either to your own solicitor or to your opponent.

Types Of Compensation You Can Claim For?
The compensation for the injury is known as General Damages.
General Damages are awarded for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This means that the court takes into account not only the extent of the pain and suffering, but also the extra inconvenience that it causes.

This is one aspect of the Claim.
The second aspect of the Claim would be a claim for Special Damages which covers out of pocket losses that have occurred as a direct result of the injury.
The out of pocket losses are often put into relevant categories or 'Heads of Claim'. The list is not exhaustive but usually contain the following:

  • Loss of earnings including bonuses and overtime which may be relevant to past, present and future earnings.
  • Travel to and from medical appointments with your GP or hospitals.
  • Medication expenses as a result of the injuries sustained.
  • Medical care and rehabilitation required such as physiotherapy or other such treatment.
  • The cost of any special equipment or adaptations to your home that need to be made.
  • Any care given to you by members of your family or friends or professionals such as assistance with domestic duties like housework, shopping or laundry, and more personal activities such as washing, dressing and feeding yourself.
  • Damage caused to any of your personal effects such as clothing or equipment.
  • Loss of future employment opportunities that may arise as a result of the injuries sustained, such as a promotion that you would not be able to take up or the fact that you may have to stop working in the job you were when youwere injured.

It's your right to claim.

For more information about our personal injury claims services please contact a member of the team on 0208 4510 0236 or alternatively, complete the online enquiry form.

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