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Personal Injury FAQs

When you suffer a significant injury which wasn’t your fault, the prospect of bringing a legal claim may seem daunting. To help explain the process, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions we receive.

How long does a high value personal injury claim take?

Most cases we deal with will take around 3-6 years, although there will be some exceptions to this.

How much compensation could I receive?

Compensation for different injuries is determined by the Judicial College Guidelines and by referencing cases which have been decided by the courts. You would need specific advice on the value of your claim with reference to these sources, medical evidence and evidence of any financial losses you have suffered.

Will I have to go to court?

If it is not possible to agree fault for the accident and/or how much compensation you should receive, then it would be necessary to go to court for a judge to determine these issues. In this situation, you would be represented by a barrister and supported by our experienced legal team. However, it is important to note that the majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court.

How long do I have to bring a claim?

You have three years from the date of an accident or from the date of your knowledge of your injuries to issue court proceedings against a defendant in order to protect your claim from becoming time-barred. If you were under 18 when your accident occurred, you have until your 21st birthday to issue court proceedings. There is no time limit for someone who lacks the capacity to manage their own affairs. However, it is important to contact us as soon as possible so that we can trace witnesses to your accident and arrange for crucial evidence to be preserved.

How would your charges be dealt with?

We offer no win, no fee agreements backed by legal expenses insurance, which means there are no upfront fees to pay. Legal costs are dealt with at the end of a claim. If your claim is unsuccessful, there would be no charge for our fees or the insurance premium.

If you win your claim, you would pay for the insurance premium and a contribution to your legal fees from your compensation, but we would cap the contribution to your legal fees as a percentage of the compensation you recover.

If you have suffered from a significant personal injury, speak to our expert Personal Injury Specialists today on 01525 378177 or email info@ommlaw.co.uk.

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