Specialist support for serious injury claims
Whilst all injury types, however serious, can cause disruptions to your life, serious injuries can be life-changing. This is where additional services with long-term support in mind is imperative, beyond the process of making a claim to help you financially.
As one of the longest established solicitors in St Helens, we are well known for our focus on aftercare and a supportive approach to serious injury claims, sometimes known as catastrophic injury claims. These cases in particular can require as much emotional consideration as physical, which is why we ensure our clients feel we’re there to get them the help they deserve. You can read about an example of one of these cases on our blog.
We will investigate your case for you, wherever it happened and whether it’s against a local authority, retailer or individual, keeping you informed every step of the way.
Our specialist accident and serious injury claim solicitors in St Helens can help you with pursuing a claim for:
- Accidents in supermarkets, shops and public spaces
- Accidents on private property
- Work accidents
- Sports injuries or accidents in the gym
- Falls due to faulty footpaths or potholes
- Car park accidents
- Accidents involving children or injuries at school
- Infection or allergic reaction to a tattoo or cosmetic treatment
How cases are funded
At IMS Law our claims are funded on a No Win, No Fee basis, which is known as a ‘conditional fee agreement.’
With a No Win, No Fee agreement, there are no financial risks to you. You do not pay any upfront costs to start a claim for compensation and you will only be required to contribute towards your legal fees if your claim is successful.
In the event your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay us anything.
If we are successful in securing a claim for compensation, the contribution you make is capped at 25% from the award you receive. At IMS Law we fully explain funding arrangements during our initial consultation.
How compensation is calculated?
The amount you can claim will vary depending on your circumstances and the level of injuries you sustained. Awards depend on the length of time you suffered from injuries, the extent of the treatment you required and the impact the injuries had on your everyday life.
Our serious injury team will be able to give you a valuation of your claim once we have received completed medical evidence. We will of course bear in mind the long-term effects of the injury and the impact on your life, as well as additional support you may require in the long-term. Wherever you are in the UK, our team of solicitors in St Helens can instruct specialists across the country for any medical support you may require, and any additional support such as physiotherapy.
Making a claim for compensation
Adults have three years from the date of their accident to make a claim for compensation. If a claim has not been settled or Court Proceedings have not been issued by the 3rd anniversary of the accident, a claim may be considered ‘time-barred’ leaving you ineligible for compensation.
For children who have sustained injury as a result of an accident the three-year time limit still applies, however a child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday in which to process a claim.
A claim processed after the date of a child’s 18th birthday must have either settled or Court proceedings issued before they reach their 21st birthday. Again their claim may be considered ‘time-barred’ leaving them ineligible for compensation if either of the above has not been completed.
Free initial consultation with our specialist accident claim solicitors in St Helens
At IMS Law we offer a free initial consultation. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 01744 612549 for instant support.