Ringrose Law

Personal Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors

Have you suffered a personal injury in the last three years that wasn’t your fault?

If you have, our personal injury lawyers can help you claim compensation on a no win, no fee basis.

No Win, No Fee

If you've been injured in in an accident that wasn't your fault, we can help you claim on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis. If we don't win, you don't pay.0333 3580 393

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Under the legal definition;

“A personal injury occurs when a person’s body, mind, or emotions are injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person…”

A personal injury claim is the process of recovering compensation from whoever is responsible for your injury.

The compensation you claim helps to cover the cost and ease the financial pressures from;

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Adapting your home
  • Modifications to your vehicles
  • Ongoing care

The aim of compensation is to help get you back to your position in life before your accident. However, this isn’t always possible. In which case, the level of compensation you receive will reflect that.

Do You Have a Claim?

If you've been injured in in an accident that wasn't your fault, we can help you claim on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis. If we don't win, you don't pay.0333 3580 393

What Types of Personal Injuries Can You Claim For?

There are a wide range of personal injury claims, including;

Accidents at Work

Your employer is responsible for your safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

This includes;

  • Providing adequate training
  • Supplying the correct PPE
  • Providing a clean and safe working environment

If you suffer an accident at work through no fault of your own, you could have a claim.

Accidents at work claims include;

Making a claim against your employer can seem daunting.

Rest assured, health and safety legislation and UK employment law are on your side. They protect your rights when claiming against an employer. There’s no need to worry about losing your job or being discriminated against for making a claim.

Accidents in Public Places

Public places should be safe to visit. This include paths and roads, parks, supermarkets or restaurants.

Whoever is in charge of a public place, whether it’s a private company or local authority, they have a duty to make sure all visitors are safe under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984.

Accidents in public places claims include;

If you’re injured in a public place as the result of:

  • Uneven ground
  • Wet floors
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poor maintenance
  • Failure to warn of hazards

We could help you make a claim for compensation.

Road Traffic Accidents

If you’re a victim of a road traffic accident, the other parties insurer will cover the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. They don’t cover the cost of lost earnings, medical treatment or rehabilitation.

Road traffic accident claims include;

Injuries from road traffic accidents can be serious and often result in spinal and head injuries.

If you’ve suffered injury in a road traffic accident, we can help you make a personal injury claim.

Military Injuries

Serving in the armed forces is a dangerous job. Still, armed forces personnel have a right to:

  1. Protection in non-combat situations
  2. Adequate training and equipment to perform in combat

If you’re injured as a result of negligence, inadequate training or equipment, you could claim.

Military injuries can be serious, sometimes fatal. They often result in head and spinal injuries that change lives.

Military injury claims include;

  • Medical negligence claims
  • Hearing loss claims
  • Military inquest claims
  • Heat injury claims
  • Off duty accident claims
  • Special forces injury claims
  • Military air accident claims
  • Military disease claims
  • PTSD claims

Claiming against the MOD can be daunting. That said, they have a special budget for compensation claims.

There’s also the option to claim through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).

No Win, No Fee

If you've been injured in in an accident that wasn't your fault, we can help you claim on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis. If we don't win, you don't pay.0333 3580 393

Can I Make a No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim?

We pursue most personal injury compensation claims on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

No Win, No Fee means;

  1. You won’t pay anything up front, and
  2. You won’t pay any fees if your claim is unsuccessful

There is no financial risk to you at all. You’ll only pay if your claim is successful.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

In most cases, you have three years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This time limit is from the date of your accident.

Sometimes, it will be from the date you became aware that your injury was down to negligence. Also known as the ‘Date of Knowledge’.

There are four exceptions to this three year time limit;

  1. Claims made on behalf of children – you can make a claim on behalf of a child at any point up until their 18th birthday. After that, they have until they’re 21 to claim themselves.
  2. Claims  made on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity – There is no time limit for claiming on behalf of a person who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.
  3. Claiming for criminal injuries – all claims made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority are subject to  a two year time limit.
  4. Claiming for injuries sustained while abroad – the time limit of often less than three years.

Regardless of how long you have to make a claim, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

How Much Personal Injury Compensation I Claim?

Each personal injury compensation claim is different and can vary in a huge way. The amount of compensation you’re entitled to depends on your individual circumstances.

There a two types of compensation;

General Damages

This is the amount of compensation you’re entitled to for pain and suffering. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on;

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How long it will take to recover
  • The effects on your wellbeing
  • The quality of life going forward

Special Damages

This is the amount of compensation you get to cover any costs, or ‘out of pocket expenses’. both current and future.

These include;

  • Loss of earnings,
  • Loss of pension
  • Medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prescriptions
  • Mobility aids and assistive technology
  • Adaptations to property
  • Modifications to vehicles

Why Choose Ringrose Law?

At Ringrose Law, our motto is, ‘Where individuals count’.

Every person who contacts us is an individual, with individual circumstances and needs. Which is why we take an individual approach to personal injury compensation claims.

We understand the impact a personal injury can have on your life, we see it every day. The same injury on two different people often have very different effects on their life.

That’s why, when you instruct us to handle your case, we’ll;

  1. Assign a expert and experienced solicitor
  2. Give you direct access to them, including their phone number and email address

We’re also flexible in how we work.

If you prefer to have a more traditional relationship with your solicitor, you can call us or visit us at one of our offices. In some cases, we can come to visit you.

Either way, at Ringrose Law, we work tirelessly to claim the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Step 1: Free Initial Consultation

    When you contacts us, we’ll talk with you about your injuries and any associated illnesses.

    This consultation is free of charge so you won’t have to pay anything.

    At this point, we can let you know if you have a claim and advise you on how to move forward. We’ll also see if there’s anything we can do right away to help you with any immediate needs.

    Step 2: Contacting the Responsible Party

    If you have a case, we’ll contact those responsible to see if they accept liability for your accident.

    If they do, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments. These will help to pay for any medical treatment and ease the financial pressure of not being able to work.

    Any interim payments will be deducted from your final settlement.

    Step 3: Gathering Evidence

    Our personal injury solicitors will gather as much evidence as possible.

    This could be from eye witnesses, CCTV and other sources.

    We’ll also consult with medical professionals to understand;

    1. How you injury has affected your health, both physical and mental, and
    2. What treatment you need, both now and in the future
    3. If you need any ongoing support

    Step 4: Final Settlement

    We always to try negotiate and settle personal injury claims out of court. In the vast majority of cases, this is possible.

    If the other side doesn’t accept responsibility, or disagrees with the level of compensation we think you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

    Court cases are rare we can often settle a claim even if a trial date has been set. That said, if your case needs to be settled in court, we’ll be at your side, every step of the way.

    There are two reasons why a claim would go to court;

    1. The other party doesn’t accept responsibility for your injury, or
    2. The other party doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we’re claiming

    The majority of personal injury claims don’t go to court.

    Even if we do start court proceedings, it’s common for the other party to settle before the trial.

    It’s unlikely that your claim will go to court but it’s natural to worry about it. If you claim does go to court, our expert solicitors will prepare you and support through it.

    The time is takes to reach a settle varies from case to case.

    It depends on;

    • How complex your case is
    • The type and severity of your injuries
    • If you can identify the responsible party
    • Whether or not they accept liability

    For example, a simple broken bone case could be settled within weeks. Spinal and brain injury cases can take years to settle. This is because it takes time to understand how those injuries will affect the rest of your life.

    Yes.

    To make a personal injury claim, we need evidence of your injuries an the effects they’re having on you. This means you’ll need to have a full medical examination with an independent medical expert. They will prepare a report that we can use in evidence. These are called ‘Medico Legal Reports’.

    Depending on the severity of your injuries, we might need to gather more reports. So you might need more than one examination.

    Yes.

    You can still make a claim if you were partly to blame. The amount of compensation you get will reflect your level of blame.

    For example, if it’s deemed that you’re 25% responsible, that 25% will be deducted from your claim. So if the overall claim is worth £10,000, you’ll receive 75% compensation, or £7,500.

    John KnightSenior Director & Solicitor
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    Kelly LangworthyPartner & Solicitor, Personal Injury
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    Richard TearePartner & Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
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    Brenda GilliganSenior Associate Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
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