information to help those who have been injured

information to help those who have been injured

Creating a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims are at the mercy of time limitations. In the UK you have the ability to make a claim within 3 years of the accident. It’s advisable that you make the claim the moment possible to provide your solicitor more time to build the perfect case for you.

If a kid has suffered personal injury, they’ve 3 years from their 18th birthday to create a claim. You will find exceptions to the above mentioned limits in rare cases, for instance some Marine and Aircraft Accidents, and Criminal Injuries Compensation have a 2 year limitation period and very occasionally, it’s possible to apply to the Courts to create a claim outside of the relevant period.


Also there are a few very severe level cases where the person misjudged not to own capacity and in those cases the limitation period won’t apply at all, such that the claim can be purchased several years later.  The important thing is to find advice from the specialist Personal Injury solicitor the moment is possible as opposed to waiting and missing among the key dates that could prevent one from claiming their fair compensation.

Level of Compensation

You will find 2 types of compensation that may be claimed for: General damages and Special damages.

General damages are based on medical evidence: normally a medical expert’s report on the injuries suffered must be obtained. The amount of compensation encompasses how the injuries affect at this point you and in the future.

Special damages are made to place you back in the financial position you’re in as though the accident had never occurred. Any receipts and invoices ought to be kept whenever we can to prove these losses.

Funding – No win, no fee

At Express Solicitors we are happy to cope with your claim by way of a conditional fee agreement, also known as a ‘no win, no fee’arrangement.

At Express Solicitors we won’t ask you for upfront costs.

If you win your case

We charge a contribution towards our fees from your compensation before you receive it. It’s essential that you talk with us concerning this further when contacting us as this can vary depending in your case.

If you lose your case

If you lose your case we don’t charge for the job that people have done in your claim.

An insurance coverage is taken out at the start of your case to guard you from paying another side’s legal fees and also to pay other expenses, known as disbursements, such as for example medical experts’fees or court fees if these cannot be recovered from another side.

Why choose Express Solicitors to cope with your personal injury claim?

We’re an award winning firm accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We specialise in Personal Injury and have very experienced specialist teams for any kind of accident you could have suffered.

Our experienced Solicitors will:

  • Deal as quickly as possible together with your claim
  • Fight to discover the best possible compensation for you personally
  • Keep you in the loop with regular updates
  • Explain each step clearly and be easily contactable and approachable
  • We’ve in position a 4 service promise

Detailed guide to a Personal Injury claims