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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Car accidents are stressful for all those involved, be it as a pedestrian, driver or
passenger even if you have not sustained serious injuries. It is important to seek
medical attention straight away, and also begin thinking about making a car
accident claim. If the accident was not your fault we’ll pursue your road traffic
accident claim without delay and guide you through the road traffic accident
process so you’re always up to date with what’s happening.

ACCIDENTS AT WORK

Wherever you work, your employer has a legal obligation to maintain certain
health and safety standards to minimise the risk of workplace accidents and must
try to ensure that you carry out your work in the safest way possible bearing in
mind the type of job that you do, the materials and equipment that you work with
and the tasks involved. Although Employers have insurance to cover the legal
fees against these accidents we understand why many people may be too
frightened to make a claim due to the worry of losing their job.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

The medical profession usually provide a caring service with a high standard of excellence.
However there are occasions when patients treated on the NHS or privately may be the victim
of a medical accident. If you, or a loved one, are the victim of medical negligence, incompetence
or carelessness then you may be entitled to claim compensation for injuries suffered. For free
advice contact the Injury Advice Bureau to arrange Your Claim for compensation.

CLAIM PROCESS

CLAIMOK TRIES TO MAKE THE CLAIMS PROCESS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE, BUT THERE ARE A FEW STEPS IN THE CLAIMS PROCESS, WHICH OUR CLIENTS MUST GO THROUGH.

The best way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to give us a call on 0333 444 6449.

Or for a quick check, please answer the following three questions:

  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

If you said YES to all three questions, start filling our online form , or call us now on 0333 444 6449 and we can start your claim straight away.

If you are not sure who is at fault for the accident/injury – call CLAIMOK and we will guide you.

The amount of time an accident claim takes to reach settlement varies. It is virtually impossible to predict outset how long a claim will take to resolve. Each claim is different and mainly depends on how complicated the case is.

Three main factors to consider:

  • determining fault – if the third party denies their fault, solicitors will have to examine the available evidence, hence delays may occur
  • medical evidence – if the report from an independent medical expert doesn’t represent the real injuries incurred you might need to wait for another examination
  • the compensation amount – if defendant disagrees with the amount you are claiming, your solicitors might have to go to a court hearing

Whilst each claim is unique, the general settlement timeframes set out below can be used as a rough guide for each type of personal injury claim. However, they are based on the assumption that liability is admitted and healing from the injuries is expected within a reasonable amount of time:

Claim TypeProjected Case Settlement Time
Road Accident Claim4 – 9 months
Workplace Accident Claim6 – 9 months
Slip, Trip, Fall Claim6 – 9 months
Industrial Disease Claim12 – 18 months
Medical Negligence Claim18 – 36 months

The amount of compensation you can claim for your injury can vary considerably, simply because not every injury is the same.

There are two types of compensation Special Damages and General Damages.

Special Damages are usually fairly easy to calculate as you only need to calculate the loss in income for example lost wages, medical expenses, car repairs, insurance excess and others.

General Damages are more complicated as it is hard to determent the value of your injury, how much future earnings you may lose, what the future medical expenses or cost of care or rehabilitation could be. There are some guidelines on the expected compensation for certain types of injury.

Factors that are taken into account include:

  • Nature and severity of the injury
  • The rehabilitation time
  • Degree of any long-term disabilities suffered as a result
  • The psychological damage
  • Loss of earnings because of an injury

There are established guidelines for how much compensation for certain injuries you can get. More information can be found here

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

1. ASSESSMENT

  • CLAIMOK will provide free consultation – our specialists will examine your situation and will confirm if you can get compensation.
  • If there is enough evidence to start a claim, CLAIMOK will start your case straight away.
  • We will recommend solicitor for you depending on your situation.
  • We will explain claim process, timeline and will start collecting all document/info needed for your claim.

2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

  • You will sign an agreement with an independent solicitor. You won’t need to pay any upfront legal fees or solicitor’s costs.
  • CLAIMOK takes initiative and start working with solicitors

3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM

Letter of claim is a formal letter which notifies the person you believe at fault for your accident that you intend to make a claim for compensation from them.

Solicitors will need the following details in order to prepare a Letter of Claim:

  • The circumstances in which accident took place (how, when and where the accident occurred)
  • The reason why you think the accident/injury was the defendant’s fault
  • Brief details of your injuries
  • Details of any time taken off work as a result of the accident

Letter of claim will be sent to the person you are suing:

  • The third party have 21 days to acknowledge your claim and
  • From the date of the acknowledgement defendant has 3 months to investigate the liability

4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION

  • Solicitors will arrange an independent medical examination.
  • The expert will prepare a medical report within a few weeks of your appointment. It will explain what injuries you have suffered and how they will affect your life. The report will also cover a prognosis which is the medical expert’s opinion of how your recovery is likely to progress.
  • Report will be sent to you to check over for any possible mistakes.
  • If medical report is accurate and you will be happy with the content, it will be disclosed to the third party insurance as evidence in your compensation claim.

5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY

Defendants always try to reduce the pay-out sum; however, our solicitors will fight till the end to get the compensation you deserve. There are 3 possible outcomes:

  • Liability is admitted –  you won your claim. Solicitors will investigate how much compensation you are entitled to and negotiate the best possible pay out.
  • Liability is admitted, however Third Party disagrees with the compensation amount – solicitors may advise to go to court.
  • Liability is rejected – if Third Party denies fault and your case goes to court.

CLAIM PAY OUT

  • If you win your case, you will receive compensation (via cheque or bank transfer) within 6 weeks.
  • If you lost the case – you don’t have to pay anything, subject you were collaborating and the proceedings have not been struck out and the information provided by you was correct
  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

If you said YES to all three questions, start filling our online form , or call us now on 0333 444 6449 and we can start your claim straight away.

Depending on severity of consequences the pay-out might be different. To find out an approximate size of pay-out, you can use personal injury claim calculator.

You can get compensation for:

  • Compensation for personal injury
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses
  • Medical costs and prescription fees
  • Damage to your vehicle and property within
  • Car hire charges
  • Travel expenses
  • Private care costs

Our solicitors work on no win – no fee basis. Hence, there’s no financial risk to making a no win no fee claim.

For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the solicitor’s contract.

Almost any road accident is a traumatic event. As your body is in shock you don’t feel pain.

Some injuries after the accident can be minor; others can have very subtle signs. Early on, people may look well and problems may be missed by patients and doctors. With any accident, you need to be on the lookout for injuries with delayed symptoms.

If you are not sure whether the road accident related injury was serious enough speak to one of our accident claims advisers and we will see if you are entitled to compensation.

Vehicle Repair Management – we can deal directly with the third party insurer and the accident repair body shop and recover the costs of the repairs directly from the third party insurer.

Therefore, you do not need to worry about your no claims bonus and you can avoid paying an excess fee.

To make it even more convenient, we could also handle road traffic accident, if it was your fault. If you are not sure, where to start or you think your insurer is avoiding his responsibilities, contact us now and we will do all the rest, helping you carry on with your daily life.

To start your case, we will need to know the following:

  • the date of the accident, where and how it happened;
  • the contact details for any witnesses;
  • the details of your injuries, medical diagnosis, and treatment;
  • proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury;
  • any documents that can be used to support your claim.

Keep a full record of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident. This may include the cost of medical treatment, travel involved in obtaining medical treatment, and even costs incurred by your family traveling to visit you whilst you recover.

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

1. ASSESSMENT

2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM

4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION

5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY

Even if you were let down somewhere else, contact us and we will do our best to get what you deserve.

Call CLAIMOK now on 0333 444 6449 and start your accident claim. Our office is open between 8 am and 7 pm – Monday to Sunday

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