What is a personal injury claim?
If you have suffered an injury or illness that is caused or made worse by somebody else, you will be able to make a personal injury claim against them to obtain compensation and damages. That somebody could be a person, a business or an organisation.
Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors?
We have a team of leading specialist personal injury solicitors who are able to help. We could recover compensation for your injuries and loss of earnings as well as provide access to medical care and rehabilitation. Our team of personal injury solicitors have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for claimants throughout the UK. We handle cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you lose your case, you will not pay our legal costs.
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I dealt with with Shaun Murphy and the quality of the service I received was impeccable, very timely and informing! He did all he could to make sure that justice was served and I really appreciate his dedication to the process. Would strongly recommend.”
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I would like to thank Kavita Rana for all the help and support she has given me in achieving a favourable outcome of my case. She was pivotal in guiding me through the minefield which is civil litigation when dealing with my property dispute case. Kavita was professional, understanding and provided excellent advice throughout”
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We have a team of friendly, experienced solicitors who will work diligently to recover compensation on your behalf. You will receive a personalised, friendly service and you will be kept informed of all developments at every stage of your claim.
Our team are all accredited solicitors as we are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and are also authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Each personal injury claim is different and the amount of recoverable compensation will depend upon the severity of your injuries, whether you are partly responsible for the accident, how much you have lost in earnings and whether you have made a recovery or whether you require further treatment.
Please click our personal injury compensation calculator to obtain further information about personal injury damages.
If your claim is successful you will receive one total sum that is arrived at by combining two heads of damage, namely general damages and special damages. General damages is an award of money that is given to you purely in relation to the injury you have suffered and takes into account pain and suffering, loss of amenity, severity of injury and whether any ongoing treatment and care is required.
Special damages are all those losses and expenses you have incurred as a direct result of the accident including loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical treatment, ongoing care and rehabilitation, travel expenses and modifications to your home.
You usually have three years in which to make a personal injury claim. This is usually three years from the date of your accident or three years from the diagnosis of a workplace illness. On occasions, the three year period will also run from the date on which you learned that your injury or illness was caused by somebody else.
There are some exceptions to the above period, and therefore it is best to get in touch with us as soon as possible. This will give our personal injury solicitors every opportunity of obtaining the relevant evidence that they need to successfully make your claim. We will be able to advise you of the exact legal deadline and will still be able to help you if the deadline is approaching.