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Personal Injury Claims: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions



If you've experienced a personal injury the physical and psychological effects can stick with you for life. Filing a claim may be the last thing on your mind but doing so can provide you with the compensation you need to and gain justice through the legal system. But, since you never know when an incident like this may happen, it’s a good idea to get clued up on things so you’re well informed.


In this blog, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about personal injury claims.


What types of personal injuries can I claim?

A personal injury is an injury or illness that occurs as a result of another person or organisation. This covers a broad range of circumstances such as:


● Road Traffic Accidents

● Accidents at Work

● Accidents in a Public Place

● Slips and Trips


The effects of a personal injury incident are different for everyone, however, you can claim for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, medical bills and more - this will all be discussed with your solicitor.


What evidence do I need?

To ensure that you have the best outcome for your case you need to gather your evidence ready for your solicitor to look over. Evidence may include bills, photographs, reports and more. If you can, you should also write down important information such as where the incident took place, who was there, what happened and details of any witnesses.


How quickly do you need to make the claim?

In the UK, personal injury claims must be brought forward and resolved within three years of the injury date. While there is no reason to rush proceedings, it’s always best to file your claim as soon as you can. In other situations such as medical negligence claims, the three-year limit may begin from the date that you were first aware of the negligent act. It’s always best to make your claim as soon as you can to avoid further complications.


At Trent Law (Solicitors), o​ur personal injury cases are usually based on a 'No win, No Fee' basis. We shall assess your incident with you free of charge and decide if we can take on your case on a no-win-no-fee basis. Hire a legal team that you can rely on today! Get in touch with our offices in Sheffield, Derby or Nottingham for more information.

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