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One of our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors will be in touch with you to discuss your case in greater detail. This will allow us to assess how we can help you moving forward. From then on, we will take the stress away from you to allow you to concentrate on recovering, whilst we pursue the outcome you are looking for.
Hear from our past clients
Jeremy suffered multiple fractures to his jaw, ribs, neck and spine. He also received a punctured lung, considerable cuts and bruising and lost two teeth. He was placed in an induced coma for 2 days after the accident, underwent significant facial reconstructive surgery, was not able to work for 7 months and still experiences physical and emotional trauma. His motorcycle was also written off in the accident.
Jeremy was recommended WSP Solicitors by his daughter, who was aware of the work the firm does as Personal Injury Solicitors. Although having legal cover included as part of his motorcycle insurance, Jeremy chose to entrust the case to Demelza Pallant, Head of Personal Injury Claims.
“I was instantly impressed with Demelza’s professionalism in her approach to my case. She was clear on how the process would work from the outset, including the financial aspects”.
The case involved gathering a considerable amount of advice from medical experts and consultation with barristers, as well as in-depth negotiations with the other side to reach its successful conclusion.
“Demelza did everything! She gauged the timing of when to get in touch perfectly, as well as the nature of the information provided. Everything was just right for the situation”.
This case settled at £30,000. When asked about the outcome Jeremy said “I was able to make an informed decision to accept this settlement due to Demelza presenting me with all the information needed to do so”.
“WSP Solicitors got it right, across the board. They provided me with all the relevant information when needed and also knew when to push! I would unreservedly recommend WSP Solicitors and Demelza Pallant to anyone who needed their services”.
Top Tips for making a Personal Injury Claim
1. Seek medical help
This is the most important. Make sure you seek professional medical help if you are still suffering with your injuries
2. Gather evidence
To help strengthen your case, any evidence you can provide to support your claim is beneficial. This could be:
- Making sure you record the exact location of the incident, being as specific as possible.
- Taking photographs of the scene and your injuries.
- If a pothole or defect in a pavement caused your injury, make sure these photos are especially accurate and the scale is clearly shown. Use a tape measure where possible.
- Recording the names and contact details of anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
- Investigate if any CCTV footage may be available of the scene, which can be passed on to us.
3. Report it
Make sure you report your accident to whoever it relates to (employer, local authority etc), including your photos. Make a note of when this is done, keeping a copy of correspondence sent and any references given.
4. Claim within the time limit
There is a time limit for bringing a claim for compensation; your accident must have happened within the past three years to be eligible. Although three years may seem like a long time, it is usually better to start your claim sooner rather than later. If the three-year limitation period has passed, it is unlikely that you would be able to proceed with your claim. If you were under the age of 18 when the accident occurred, the three-year period starts on the date you turned 18 years old.
5. Obtain professional legal help
Finally, as you are reading this you will have already made this step. Get a Personal Injury lawyer to look at your claim and help you get the justice you deserve.
Being involved in an accident or sustaining an injury that was not your fault are never easy situations. Our team have the experience and empathy to help you, whatever your situation. We are a local firm, with local values and a commitment to our community. For more information about the work we do you can visit our personal injury pages here, or our blog posts here.