Thinking about making a personal injury claim? Take a minute to read some of our most frequently asked questions.
What is liability?
Liability can be described as ‘fault’. To establish liability three factors have to be proven:
- The other party owed you a duty of care, e.g. an employer
- That duty was breached, e.g. an employer does not provide necessary equipment.
- Damage resulted from the breach, e.g. an accident occurred that was a consequence of poor/no duty of care.
Here at Keith Park Solicitors our legal team are experienced in personal injury claims and are here to answer any questions you may have about liability.
How do I make a claim?
Simply contact us and we will handle everything from then on.
Is it OK to claim?
If you have suffered through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to compensation. You may need to claim for loss of earnings and treatments such as physiotherapy which can have a significant financial impact on you and your family.
What will the medical examination involve?
If required, you will meet with a doctor, which will take about thirty minutes, and he or she will undertake an examination. From this meeting a medical report will be completed.
Will my solicitor explain everything thoroughly?
Here at Keith Park Solicitors we speak in plain English without technical jargon.
How long will my claim take to reach a conclusion?
This is a very difficult question to answer as all cases are different. There could be contributing factors that could delay settlement such as disputes or insurance companies who may be slow dealing with the claim. If this is a straight forward claim then it could take as little as a couple of months. At Keith Park Solicitors we will ensure that a thorough claim is processed ensuring you get the best and most satisfactory outcome.
After initial instruction, what happens next?
You will be given a solicitor who will deal with your claim and who will advise you of the steps you need to take. Your solicitor will keep you informed of what is happening in your case.
Can I claim for other items?
Depending on your case there are various things you may be able to claim compensation for, such as loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses including travel, medical treatment, repairs or even domestic help.
Why should you be out of pocket because you have been injured?
How much compensation will I receive?
This can vary greatly but generally there are two elements. There is compensation for your suffering and compensation for financial losses. Each claim is individual and all aspects of the accident are taken into account but an accident can affect people differently.
There are so many questions to be answered after a personal injury, if your question is not covered here then please contact us, one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.
We offer Free First Advice meaning you can speak to an expert solicitor to discuss your matter at no cost to you and without obligation to take things any further.