Our personal injury claims range from, but are not limited to; road traffic accidents, accidents at work, incidents in public places, or injuries due to product liability. Our solicitors are more than happy to provide you with advice as to whether you have a potential claim.
How long have I got to bring a personal injury claim?
You have 3 years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim, after this it will almost always be too late and could be struck out by the court. This time frame is often known as the limitation period. There are exceptions to this rule where the limitation runs from the client’s date of knowledge of the injury rather than when the accident occurred.
In cases that involve a minor, where a client is under the age of 18, the limitation period runs 3 years from their 18th birthday. Where the Claimant is deceased, the limitation period will run 4 years from their date of death. Cases that involve a Claimant who does not have capacity or is suffering from a mental disability, the limitation date runs 3 years from when they have recovered from that injury, or if the injury is permanent limitation will not expire.
If you feel that you have suffered a personal injury claim and are worried about the time frame to bring the claim please do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise you accordingly.
How much compensation will I receive? This is one of the most frequently asked questions when starting a personal injury claim. Compensation is calculated on a case by case basis and considers a range of circumstances. Compensation is calculated in two ways:
- General damages
General damages are noneconomic damages such as the injury itself, pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This is calculated through previous case law with similar injuries and review of your medical records to consider the injury you have suffered. In most cases it is usually for you to also be examined by a medical expert to consider your present and future condition.
- Special Damages
This is your economical loss, and considers past and future losses including, loss of earnings, payment for medication, treatment, or equipment both in the past and in the future. You will also be able to claim for any unnecessary travel expenses as a result of the injury.
If you've suffered an injury that was someone else's fault, and are unsure what you can and can't claim compensation for, then it's worth having a chat with one of our friendly personal injury experts here at Clear Law.