Road traffic accidents can often lead to serious or life changing injuries. They may also leave you worrying about losing your job or having to take time off work due to the injuries you’ve sustained. At Injury Lawyers UK we take the stress out of the situation by helping you secure compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered ensuring you’re not left out of pocket.
Roads can be very dangerous, the high speeds and the metal boxes we call cars can be a killer combination. Most of us will be involved in a road traffic accident at some point during our lives.
Every year 2538 people die a year on average as a result of road accidents in the UK. The chances of being killed in an accident on the road in the UK is 1 in 200.
Been involved in a road traffic accident?
If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident we can help you get the support rehabilitation and compensation you deserve.
The injuries sustained in the accident can often lead to you having to take unpaid time off work which can lead to money worries, something that no one should have to deal with on top of their injuries. We can successfully recover the wages that you have lost due to taking time off work, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Injury Lawyers UK have a team of road traffic accident specialist solicitors that can help make the process of making a claim stress free and efficient. We’ve helped thousands of people get back to normal life after a road traffic accident and can help you too.
How much compensation could you receive?
All road traffic accident claims are different and there is no way of accurately predicting how much your case could be worth until we find out more details about the case. But our solicitors will always make sure they take every possible cost into account when negotiating your claim. Some of these include:
- Loss of earnings from time off work
- Future loss of earnings due to halted career progression
- The care you’ve already received
- The care you may need in the future
- Adaptations that may need to be made to your property or vehicle
- Travel expenses
- Treatment and rehabilitation costs
As well as many other expenses that can be claimed back. We deal with most of our road traffic accident claims on a no win no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about being left out of pocket. If you want to find out more about what your claim could be worth try our compensation calculator or speak to a solicitor now by calling 0800 1123 156.
How long do you have to make a claim?
Standard procedure limits you to three years after the date of the accident or diagnosis to start a claim for compensation. This limit is in place to ensure that its clear to see what injures you sustained due to the accident.
If you’re approaching the time limit you should not delay in getting in touch, the claims process can take a while to get started so its vital you act quickly to ensure your claim can be successful.
There are a few exceptions to the three year limit which are:
- Psychological trauma – if the accident caused a serious brain injury and is a loved one if making a claim on their behalf, then there is no time limit for making a compensation claim.
- Manufacturing or design fault – If the equipment you were using had a fundamental defect, the time limit may be increased.
- Overseas work accidents – Accidents that take place overseas may result in the time limit for making a claim being shorter depending on the circumstances.
- Read how we helped Adam after his road traffic accident
- When I was involved in a road traffic accident and I suffered what could have been life changing injuries I didn’t know where to turn. I was laid up at home after I had suffered broken bones in both of my legs.
I was worried that by the time I was able to work again my cash reserves would have dried up and my family would be struggling to afford to put food on the table. Something which is every dads worst nightmare.
A friend of mine suggested I call a personal injury solicitor and said he has previously used Injury Lawyers UK and was very impressed. The next day I called and spoke to Matthew Waterfield, he immediately reassured me that I was likely to have a successful claim.
He swiftly arranged for me to have a private medical examination to establish how well I was recovering and what more could be done to aid me. He seemed to care about me and my family, he arranged a time to pay me a visit to meet in person.
He informed me that it was likely I could receive an interim payment to help me make ends meet while I was still off work. He arranged extensive physiotherapy sessions with a brilliant doctor, I believe this physiotherapy is the reason I no longer have trouble walking or pains.
Matthew had managed to provide enough evidence showing the blame lay with the third party and their insurers admitted full liability. Injury Lawyers UK successfully recovered £41,000 in compensation. This meant that I no longer had to worry about providing for my family.
Without Matthew’s and Injury Lawyers UK support during a difficult period for my family the outcome could have been very difficult. I can’t begin to extend my gratitude for their team who did all they could to help me.
I recommend anyone who finds themselves in the same situation as me to contact Injury Lawyers UK, they helped me overcome my injuries better than I thought I ever would.
How does a no win no fee agreement work?
You’ve probably heard the phrase no win no fee used before, they’re also known as conditional fee agreements. They are simple, you won’t have to pay a penny win or lose.
We understand all of this might make you worried about incurring hidden costs. We assure you there are none, we instead secure our payment from your opponents insurers when we are successful with your claim.
In the unlikely event that we lose your no win no fee personal injury claim we promise we will still not charge you a penny. We have insurance policies that cover us in those circumstance. We don’t like to be negative at Injury Lawyers UK but its important you have a full understanding of how a no win no fee agreement works.
What makes a claim successful?
For a claim to be successful we will need to establish who’s fault the accident was, whether it was due to another drivers error or a poorly maintained vehicle. If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault the likelihood of the claim being successful is very high.
Whether you was a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist a claim for compensation is possible if you’ve sustained injuries in the accident.
Ask yourself the following questions and if you answer any of them with a yes, its likely you’ve suffered an injury that could be worthy of a compensation claim.
- Are you seeing a doctor or receiving medical treatment for an injury sustained in the accident?
- Have you been making repeat hospital visits to treat the injury?
- Have you taken time off work to recover from the injury?
- Have your injuries stopped you from returning to work in the same role or working the same hours?
Many road traffic accident claims are very straight forward with liability having already been established by your insurance company.
How Long does a road traffic accident claim take?
All claims we deal with are different so there is no sure way of giving you a time scale, the length of the claims process can be effected by many factors including:
- The injuries you suffered
- The number of parties involved
- The amount of time needed to establish liability
As a guide a road traffic accident that only leaves you with a minor injury such as whiplash is likely to be settled within a year. Whereas if you’ve suffered serious injuries in the accident the claim is likely to take over a year to settle fully, but we are often able to secure an interim payment before this date.