Welcome to Accident Claims, one of the UK’s leading websites for free legal advice on claiming compensation for injuries or illnesses.
With our accident claim line open 24/7, you can access free advice when you need it most without putting you under any obligation to use our services.
If you have been the victim of an accident and it was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
We have helped thousands of people secure the compensation they deserve through personal injury and medical negligence claims, as well as for a GDPR breach.
If you are looking for the best accident claim company, look no further; we have solicitors with over 30 years of experience, and we handle all of our claims on a No Win No Fee basis.
Below, you can find links to some of our guides which you may find useful. Just click below to start reading.
Remember, if you have any queries or would like to make a claim, please call us on 0800 073 8801.
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- An Overview Of Accident Claims For Compensation
- Car Accident Claims
- Accidents At Work
- Slips, Trips And Falls
- Cycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Medical Negligence
- Examples Of Compensation Payouts For Accident Claims
- Get Accident Claim Advice – Understanding No Win No Fee Agreements
- Contact Accident Claims – The Compensation Experts
In some circumstances, you could be eligible to claim compensation after an accident. However, certain criteria must be met. These include proving:
- A third party owed you a duty of care
- They breached this duty of care
- You experienced physical or psychological harm as a result. This is known as negligence.
Negligence must be demonstrated as part of the accident compensation claims process. You can do this by collecting evidence to support your claim.
How long after an accident can you claim compensation?
Most personal injury claims have a limitation period of 3 years from the date of their accident. Should you attempt to claim after this period, your claim might be time-barred. The 3 year period is set by the Limitation Act 1980. However, in some cases, there may be exceptions to this.
For example, if a child is injured, and is eligible to seek accident compensation in the UK, the 3 year limitation period would effectively pause until they turn 18. During the time it is paused, an appropriate adult could make a claim as a litigation friend, on the child’ behalf. If no claim is made before the child turns 18, they could launch their own claim within 3 years of their 18th birthday.
There are also exceptions for those who don’t have the mental capacity to make their own accident claims. In such cases, the limitation period would freeze indefinitely. During this time, a litigation friend could act on the injured party’s behalf to claim compensation for them.
To learn more about claiming for someone else as a litigation friend, or to find out how long you could have to file your own claim, please contact the Accident Claims helpline. Our advisors would be happy to help.
To learn more about how we can support you with a compensation claim, check out our video below:
Road traffic accidents happen every day in the UK. In fact, in the year ending June 2022, there was an estimated 137,013 casualties of all severities reported, giving an average of 375 a day.
The most common type of road traffic accident involves cars and other vehicles, like vans, lorries and HGVs.
Car crashes could be caused by the likes of:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Carrying out dangerous manoeuvres, like overtaking
- Driving without due care and attention (like being on your mobile phone)
- Not leaving enough space between other road users
- Failing to look when reversing
This isn’t an exhaustive list. If you don’t see your own circumstances above, get in touch. Chances are we can still help.
If you’d like to learn more about car accidents, call our free accident claims helpline.
Accidents at work can arise in a number of different ways, but usually because of the negligent actions or omissions of our employer.
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all employers owe their staff a duty to keep them safe from the risk of harm, so far as it’s possible for them to do so.
The Act sets out a number of steps that they should take to achieve this. They include:
- Conducting regular risk assessments to identify any workplace hazards
- Upholding good housekeeping practices, such as clearing walkways of obstructions, clearing up spillages, and fixing any broken lights on stairways or corridors
- Supply regular and effective training.
- To provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to those staff who need it
- Fixing broken or faulty machinery or equipment or removing them from use if they pose a risk to others
Unfortunately, despite laws being in place, workplace accidents still happen. If you’ve suffered an injury at work and would like to speak with someone about your case, contact our accident claims helpline today.
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Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common accidents. They can cause injury at work as well as inflict harm on people in public places.
Here are some examples of how slip, trip and fall accidents may arise:
- In workplaces, you may slip on spilt oil or another type of liquid. Even if this has been cleaned up, if no warning signage has been erected and you slip, you could still claim
- The same applies to public places like supermarkets. If you slip over on water or a dropped egg, for example, you could sue for compensation
- It’s possible to fall on the streets too. This could be caused by faulty manhole covers, raised kerbs, or paving stones, tree roots bulging through pathways or deep potholes in roads or pavements.
These types of accidents can be caused by a failure on the part of the defendant to maintain the spaces under their control.
If you would like to access free accident claims advice about a slip, trip or fall, get in touch today.
Under the revised rules of The Highway Code, cyclists and pedestrians now enjoy a greater standing on the road. This means that other road users, namely drivers, have to give way to those on bicycles or crossing the road on foot.
Cycle accident claims can be justified in cases in which other road users have failed to uphold their duty to take care when using the roads. For example:
- A driver may fail to give enough space when passing a cyclist, knocking them off their bike
- A car may make a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre, thereby entering the path of an oncoming cyclist
- Failing to judge the speed of a cyclist
- Pulling out of a junction in front of an oncoming cyclist
- Not taking enough care and attention to spot cyclists on the road
There are other ways such accidents could happen. Contact our accident claims helpline today to discuss your case in more depth.
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All transport companies, including bus companies, have a duty of care towards the passengers they carry, as well as their drivers and other employees.
If you have been injured while using a bus or working on one, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
For example, if faulty handrails or broken chairs have caused you to suffer an injury, you could, in some cases, make a personal injury claim. Furthermore, if the driver drove dangerously or carelessly, causing you to suffer injuries, you might be eligible to make a claim for this type of bus accident.
Medical negligence arises when healthcare professionals (like nurses, doctors or pharmacists) breach the duty of care they owe to their patients.
Clinical negligence claims can be tricky to prove, though the Accident Claims team are specialist in this field. It involves proving the healthcare professional deviated from generally accepted safe practices upheld by other professionals working in the same field.
There are, of course, different severities of medical negligence and lots of ways it can happen. Let’s take a look at some examples:
- Never Events – this is the most serious type of medical negligence and involves the likes of extracting the wrong tooth, leaving items in a patient during surgery, or operating on the wrong part of the body
- Medication Errors – sometimes pharmacists, GPs or hospitals prescribe the wrong medication. Some products like Quinine can cause serious illness.
- Misdiagnosis Errors – it’s not uncommon for doctors to fail to diagnose a condition or fail to refer their patients on for more rigorous testing with a specialist, particularly to do with cancers. It can also arise because of a failure to properly interpret x-rays, leaving broken and fractured bones to go untreated.
- Birth Injuries – a lot can go wrong in pregnancy and births. If avoidable harm befalls the child or mother, it could be possible to make a claim
Again, this list isn’t exhaustive. Get in touch with Accident Claims today to learn more about your right to claim compensation.
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If you are eligible to claim for an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, then you’re likely curious about how much compensation you may receive. Whatever type of accident it is that you claim for, the total amount of compensation that may be offered can vary. It depends on several factors, including what injuries you’ve suffered and how severe they are deemed to be.
In the table below, we’ve included some compensation brackets for different types of injuries you may claim for through valid accident claims. The figures are based on the 16th edition of the Judicial College guidelines, published in 2022, but they should only be treated as a rough indicator of potential compensation payouts.
|Brain and Head Injury||Moderately Severe (b)||£219,070 to £282,010|
|Brain and Head Injury||Moderate (c) (i)||£150,110 to £219,070|
|Psychiatric Damage Generally||Severe (a)||£54,830 to £115,730|
|Psychiatric Damage Generally||Moderately Severe (b)||£19,070 to £54,830|
|Injuries to the Elbow||A Severely Disabling Injury (a)||£39,170 to £54,830|
|Injuries to the Elbow||Less Severe Injuries||£15,650 to £32,010|
|Complex Regional Pain Syndrome||Moderate (b)||£28,030 to £52,500|
|Shoulder Injuries||Severe (a)||£19,200 to £48,030|
|Shoulder Injuries||Moderate (c)||£7,890 to £12,770|
|Foot Injuries||Moderate (f)||£13,740 to £24,990|
Could Our Accident Claim Company Help You Claim Special Damages?
Some successful personal injury claims may also include a second head of claim called special damages. It is under special damages that our accident claim company could help you recover any financial losses caused by your injuries.
A few examples of the financial losses you might be able to recover as part of your accident compensation claim include:
- Your loss of earnings for time spent off work to recover from your injuries.
- Home help costs, such as a cleaner or childminder.
- Medical expenses, including prescriptions, therapy, mobility aids and physiotherapy.
- Adaptations to your home, such as the installation of a wheelchair ramp.
You should submit proof of these losses, such as receipts, invoices, and payslips.
If you have any questions about what might be included in accident claims, please get in touch with an advisor from our team.
Our solicitors could offer their services under a type of No Win No Fee contract. There are different types a solicitors could offer, such as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Under a CFA, you would not usually need to pay a solicitor upfront for their work or throughout the claim’s progression. Furthermore, if your claim was not successful, you would not usually need to pay for their services.
If your claim is successful and results in a compensation payout, you would then pay a success fee out of the settlement. This fee is capped under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.
Should you be interested in using a solicitor that works under a No Win No Fee agreement, please don’t hesitate to call our accident helpline. An advisor would be happy to ascertain whether one of our solicitors could assist you under a No Win No Fee contract.
Those looking to make compensation claims in the UK may be looking for compensation experts. Here at Accident Claims UK, our advisors could provide answers to a wide range of questions from potential claimants, including:
- How do compensation claims in the UK work?
- Could I be eligible to claim accident compensation?
- What compensation could I receive for my claim?
- What are No Win No Fee claims?
All the advice we offer over the phone to claimants comes free of charge and with no obligation to use our services. We’ll even check your eligibility to claim without charging you to do so.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we want claimants to feel fully informed before they decide to claim accident compensation. We’ll advise you of your options and explain how we could help. We could even offer to provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to help you with your claim if this is appropriate.
If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve made it easy to get in touch with us, and you can contact us at any time. To reach us, you can:
- Call us on 0800 073 8801
- Use the live chat box on this page
- Contact us via this form, and we’ll call you back
We look forward to helping you in any way that we can.
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Our Most Popular Guides On Accident Claims Compensation
In this section, we’ve included links to some of our most popular personal injury and accident claims guides which you may find useful. If you can’t find your accident, please call our accident claim line for advice. We could tell you if we could help with an accident compensation claim.
- Whiplash compensation claims and payouts
- Learn more about accident claims
- MIB payout examples
- Head here to learn more about accident at work claims
- Psychological injury compensation calculator
- Council compensation payouts
- Tesco compensation payouts
- Compensation after someone sexually assaults you
- What is the average payout for a car accident UK
- Passenger in car accident claim
- Laser hair removal burns
- Taxi passenger accident claim
- ASDA compensation payouts
- What’s the average compensation for a soft tissue injury in the UK?
- Who is responsible for making accident reports?
- PTSD compensation chart
- Slipped on the floor – can I claim?
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- How much compensation for anxiety after car accident
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- Amputation compensation chart in the UK
- Head injury compensation payouts
- Payouts for whiplash
- Average payouts for a back injury at work in the UK
- Elbow injury compensation amounts
- How to get CCTV footage of a car accident
- Claims involving broken chairs
- NHS compensation payouts guide
- Accident in a car park – who’s at fault in the UK?
- Shoulder injury compensation calculator
- If someone cuts across you on a roundabout, whose fault is it?
- Death compensation calculations in the UK
- 50 50 insurance claim – who pays for what?
- Average settlement for a broken arm in the UK
- Facial scar compensation calculator
- Partial finger amputation compensation
- How much compensation per stitch in the UK?
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