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We’re here to help if you experience any kind of personal injury, so that you can receive the care and compensation you need on the road to recovery
If you find yourself in an accident it can be a highly emotional and stressful time, working out how you will pay for any outstanding medical bills and further impacts of your injuries. It’s vital that you are able to seek out help when you need it, from experts who can get you the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury solicitors offer years of combined experience in providing bespoke legal advice to clients from all walks of life. We pride ourselves in making the whole process as simple as possible and alleviating the stress that many people encounter during legal proceedings.
Our personal injury solicitors recognise that following an accident, many people are anxious about what is involved in bringing a claim for compensation. Our highly specialised, experienced, and dedicated team of personal injury compensation claims solicitors are focussed on making the process as simple and easy to understand as possible. Call our personal injury solicitors on 0161 696 6235.
What is a personal injury claim?
This type of claim is made when, as a result of somebody else’s negligence or disregard for your care, an accident or illness has been caused or made worse. Whether you are seeking funding for medical bills, treatments, or time taken off from work, you can make a claim for compensation if it was the fault of someone else.
From road accident claims and accident at work claims to industrial disease claims, amputation injury claims and holiday accident claims, if you have been injured in an incident that wasn't your fault, our personal injury solicitors are ready and waiting to help you claim the compensation you deserve often on a no win no fee basis.
How long do you have to make a personal injuries claim?
The general rule is that you have 3 years from the date of your injury within which to make a claim. If the accident involved a child, then the 3 years only starts to run from the child's 18th Birthday. If you are unaware of the injury or illness for a prolonged amount of time or find out at a later date that it was in fact due to negligence, and therefore not your fault, then this 3 year rule can be extended.
There are other exceptions to this rule, and it is always better to seek legal advice as soon as possible following any accident.
What types of injuries can we help you make a claim for?
There are a range of different injuries and illnesses that you can claim compensation for if it was caused or made worse by a separate party or person. Whether you had an accident at work due to a negligent employer or been misdiagnosed by a medical professional, there are so many ways in which our solicitors can help you.
We have successfully helped a variety of clients to claim compensation when they most needed it, including:
Why choose Stephensons for your personal injury claim?
If you have suffered injury of any kind our expert legal advisors can quickly assess whether you have grounds for a compensation claim. If so, an experienced personal injury professional will help you to claim the appropriate level of compensation.
Our personal injury lawyers work hard to ensure that our services are constantly evolving to the needs of our customers. This way, no matter what life throws at you we can seek the right compensation for your needs.
It all starts with a simple conversation, so if you have been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, even if you are not sure if you have grounds for a claim, give us a call on 0161 696 6235.
There are a number of circumstances in which, unfortunately, Stephensons will be unable to assist you with any legal advice or support in regard to your personal injury claim. For example, if you have tried to claim in relation to this accident before, we will not be able to help. In addition to this, if you weren't injured as a result of the accident you are trying to claim for or if it has been more than 2.5 years since the date of your personal injury, we will be unable to assist you.
Our team was awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards and were commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019 which is testimony to their expertise.
Personal injury claims - frequently asked questions
How long does a personal injury claim take?
Every personal injury case is unique, so this will depend upon the circumstances of your individual case. Some straightforward motor vehicle collisions may settled within a matter of months, where as a case involving a serious injury is likely to take much longer. Our personal injury solicitors will be in a much better position to advise on this once we have completed our initial investigation of the case.
How do I know if I can make a personal injury claim?
Our team of personal injury solicitors recognise that every case is different, and so we carefully assess every case on an individual basis. If we do not believe you have a case then we will tell you, as it is our obligation. It is not in anyone's best interests to proceed with a case we do not believe will succeed.
How much compensation am I likely to receive?
Again, as every personal injury case is unique, the amount of compensation will depend upon the particular circumstances of each case and the medical evidence, and other relevant evidence obtained.
Until we know the extent and duration of the injuries suffered, we are unable to say how much compensation is likely to be awarded. Our personal injuries legal experts will review your situation and see how best we can help you.
How is my personal injury claim calculated?
There are two factors that are used to calculate claims as a result of personal injury cases, these are general damages and special damages. General damages are the immediate effects that the injury has upon you, such as pain or suffering on your part, whereas special damages are the costs of any medical procedures and inability to work etc.
These two factors are then used to work out how much you are owed, but can still vary depending on the specific aspects of your case and how much it has affected you.
How will my personal injury claim be funded?
In nearly all cases, and this is subject to our early assessment procedure, we are able to offer a conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee). There are however other means of funding, such as the existence of legal expense insurance, and we will be able to assist you in identifying at a very early stage, if this is available to you.
For a no obligation discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 0161 696 6235.
Starting a personal injury compensation claim
If you have had an accident which was not your fault and you would like to know whether you have a personal injury claim which might entitle you to compensation then please call us on 0161 696 6235. Our expert legal team can review your case and see how we can best help you, working with you and handling your situation with the sensitivity and care it deserves, as we understand that this can be a difficult time.
Personal injury claim advice
We will not charge you to discuss your case and one of our personal injury specialists will contact you by telephone, at your convenience, to assist you.
There is no obligation on you to pursue a claim and after discussing it with us, if you have decided not to go ahead then it will have cost you nothing and you will have lost nothing.
Funding your personal injury claim
If after having discussed it with us, it appears that you do have a claim which you may wish to pursue then there are a number of ways that it could be funded without you having to pay any money up front.
Our personal injury solicitors will always advise you on the best way to fund your claim. Often people already have legal expense insurance cover, and we will assist you to find out if you have this so that you will not have to pay anything to make your claim. Our personal injury solicitors can also work on a no win no fee basis.
Peace of mind with your personal injury claim
As we provide a nationwide service there is no need for you to come to our offices. However, if you would prefer face to face meetings these can be arranged.
In addition to helping you pursue your accident claim, our team of solicitors are experts can also provide you with advice on other very important issues at this time. For example, if you are unable to work because of your injuries we can assist you to ensure that you’re getting the full amount of state benefits to which you may be entitled to and that any housing or care needs arising from your injuries can be met while the claim is being made.
For a no obligation, discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 0161 696 6235.
The right personal injury claim solicitors for you
As a team or as individual lawyers, our personal injury specialists are active and leading members of, or approved by, key associations to enhance our ability to help you, including:
- Personal Injury Accreditation - The Law Society
- Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Associate members and on the executive committee of the Credit Hire Organisation
- Limbless Association
- Disabled Motoring UK
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are held in the highest regard by the Legal 500 - The Legal 500 analyse the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme to provide an up-to-date vision of the global legal market.
"On the personal injury side... advises on catastrophic injury claims, accidents at work, accidents abroad and industrial disease claims. Danielle Callaway has substantial experience in employers' and public liability, abuse and RTA claims."
"The practice as a whole offers a very professional service. Client confidentiality was kept at all times, and their customer service is second to none. The members of staff I spoke with were always helpful and supportive."
"Danielle Callaway is an outstanding lawyer. She is friendly, approachable and has an eye for detail. I have confidence that she is on top of the case and the issues that require attention."
"Stephensons Solicitors LLP has the ‘client at the forefront of its mind; the team will not compromise on quality and provides a timely and professional service to clients while ensuring that the client has at all times a good understanding of the process and the desired outcomes’. The ‘very supportive and understanding’ Danielle Callaway is also recommended… The practice is best known for representing clients in serious accidents at work, public liability and road traffic accident cases involving complex or fatal injuries. It has several niche areas of expertise such as advising on foreign accidents, amputations and industrial disease claims."
So why not contact our team today on 0161 696 6235 and find out how we can best help you. We have a number of locations across the country boasting a fine selection of talented personal injury solicitors, including Manchester, London, Warrington, St Helens, Wigan, and Bolton.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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