Personal Injury Claims
Our specialist personal injury claims team has a wealth of experience securing compensation for accident victims in Worthing and across Sussex who have suffered serious and life changing injuries.
We combine empathy and tenacity when acting for our clients. Because we know our clients we know what is important to them and how their injury has affected them meaning that we can work to maximise their compensation and, where possible, ensure that they receive the right level of rehabilitation, medical and financial support during the course of their claim.
Our personal injury claims lawyers are extremely proud to have been recognised in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Legal 500 which ranks the best law firms and legal teams in the UK. This recognition results from the testimony of our clients and the network of professionals with whom the team work.
We will make sure you are fully advised in relation to the cost of bringing a claim from the outset, including whether you may be eligible for our ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claims service, as well as other potential funding options.
Speak to one of our personal injury claims solicitors in Worthing today by calling 01903 229999 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Our personal injury claims expertise
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury. We specialise in assisting individuals who have sustained serious, life changing injuries and deal with all types of claim including:
- Road Traffic accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Accidents at work
- Trips, slips and fall
- Accidents involving children
- Accidents abroad
- Defective products
- Psychiatric injury
Our team have decades of experience across all areas of personal injury law, giving us the expertise you need to ensure all of the relevant issues are raised and that no detail is missed. That way, we can give you the best possible chance of securing a fair outcome.
We have achieved Personal Injury Accreditation from the Law Society in recognition of our expertise in this area and have received praise in the Legal 500, a leading client guide to the legal profession, for the strength of our practice in personal injury law.
Funding for injury claims
We offer a number of options for funding the cost of a personal injury claim, including ‘no win, no fee’ agreements (more properly called ‘conditional fee agreements’).
With a no win, no fee personal injury claim, you only have to contribute towards your legal fees and expenses if we secure compensation for you. This means you do not have to pay anything at the outset to start a claim, so your financial situation should never be a reason to put of pursuing compensation for a personal injury.
If your claim is successful, the fees you pay under a conditional fee agreement will normally be based on a percentage of the compensation secured. This means that you will always keep the majority of any damages we win for you, allowing you to get the maximum benefit from your claim.
Other funding options may include legal expenses insurance, trade union funding and private funding, depending on the circumstances.
Time limits for making a claim
Under normal circumstances, you will generally have 3 years to make a claim for most types of personal injuries. However, the exact time limit applicable will depend on the situation, so it is advisable to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity to claim.
What compensation can you get for a personal injury?
The value of your claim will depend on the seriousness of your injuries, the impact they have had on your life and the degree of liability the defendant is willing to admit or is found to have in a court hearing. If you are considered to be partially responsible for the accident e.g. you were not wearing a seat belt when involved in a car accident, the damages you receive may be reduced to take account of this.
In general, you can claim two types of damages for a personal injury:
Special damages are intended to cover specific financial losses who have experienced as a result of the injury up to the date of the settlement. This might include things such as paying for treatment and care support, buying specialist equipment, compensation for lost earnings due to taking time off work.
General damages are intended to cover the non-financial impact of an injury, such as pain and suffering and changes to your lifestyle. They also cover any expected future financial impact, such as paying for on-going care and damage to your future earning potential.
Our personal injury claims team will offer a highly accurate valuation for your claim at the outset, helping to ensure you have a clear picture of exactly how much compensation you may be entitled to. This is also critical as it help to avoid the risk of your under-settling your claim i.e. accepting less as a settlement than you may truly be able to achieve.
Does personal injury compensation affect benefit entitlements?
Something to be aware of is that personal injury compensation can be considered for the purposes of calculating your entitlement to certain benefits. It is therefore often advisable to place any compensation you receive into a trust, ensuring you are able to get the full benefit from the compensation secured without losing out in other areas.
Our Wills, Trusts & Probate team assist you with setting up and managing a personal injury trust, as well as other issues you may need to consider, such as creating or updating your Will and preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney in case you one day lose the capacity to manage your financial affairs or make decisions about your health and welfare.
Start your personal injury claim today
To start the process of making a personal injury claim, please get in touch with our solicitors in Worthing, West Sussex to arrange an initial appointment.
Simply call 01903 229999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.