If you are injured or suffer loss as a result of an accident that is not your fault you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss/suffering. You may have been the victim of a road traffic accident, a trip on a public road, a slip in a shop, an accident at work or even a victim of an assault.
We appreciate the stresses and concerns caused by an accident and we aim to do our best to provide sympathetic legal advice and make the claim as easy and simple to understand as possible.
Our team has extensive experience in the field of Personal Injury and our Mr. McCusker is an accredited Law Society expert Personal Injury Panel member. Both Mr. McCusker and Gemma Haley are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
We do not accept instructions from the type of claims management companies that you see advertising on TV and in shopping centres. We endeavour to provide a tailored one to one quality service to our clients and that is why the majority of our work comes from client referrals.
We are able to offer home and hospital appointments if you require.
We instruct local medico legal experts and rehabilitation providers.
Bringing a claim for compensation can be complicated and it’s important that you consult a Solicitor to ensure that you are properly compensated, not only for your injury, but for any financial losses such as loss of earnings or rehabilitation costs.
Please contact our Personal Injury Department, where one of our Solicitors would be happy to assist. Please contact either Andrew McCusker or Gemma Haley on 02476 229 582. We are pleased to offer you a ‘No Win No Fee agreement’ where applicable.
We are happy to discuss your potential claim free of charge. We will advise you on the potential of the claim and possible means of funding our fees. For a free no obligation consultation with one of our solicitors, please call us free on 0800 731 2852 or by email or see our Contact Us page. Alternatively, you can send a message direct using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Had an accident?
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For further information please visit our contact us page. Alternatively you can send a message directly using the contact form.
Personal Injury FAQ's
What do I need to do?
We will need to establish the details of your case to assess its validity. We will need to know: The date of the accident and where and how it happened
- Details of any witnesses
- Details of your injuries and medical treatment
- Details of your existing legal expense insurance policies as we are usually happy to act under the terms of your policy
Details of whether you are a trade union member (as this may entitle you to free or reduced cost legal representation) We will tell you what we think the value of your claim is once we have investigated the medical evidence. Once we have discussed the value of your claim with you we will consider making an offer to settle for that amount.
If the defendant (the person you are holding responsible for your accident), agrees to your offer or puts forward a reasonable counter offer we will settle your case without going to court. The vast majority of personal injury cases settle without court proceedings.
If the defendant does not respond reasonably it may be necessary to issue court proceedings. We will advise you accordingly but very few cases go to a disputed trial.
Will I have to go to Court?
The prospect of going to court may be daunting but we will discuss all the options available to you. Trials in personal injury cases are rare. We will advise you as to the best way to proceed with your case. It may be necessary for you to attend court if there is no other reasonable way of progressing your claim.
We will explain to you exactly what to expect at court. We will ensure that all preparations are made prior to the court hearing. All you will need to do is to wait to hear the judgment and if the judge has awarded what you were claiming.
What about the costs?
The majority of our cases are dealt with under a “No Win No Fee” agreement in the form now recommended by the Law Society.
Solicitors costs can vary and depend upon a number of factors such as;
- The experience and knowledge of the solicitor and
- The type and complexity of your case
There is no longer any legal aid for personal injury cases. However, if your case is successful the defendant will pay most of our costs.
If you lose the case there are a number of options available to you. If we have taken on your case under a “No Win No Fee” agreement then we will not charge you any costs.
You may also take out a legal fees insurance policy which will cover you for the defendant’s fees and expenses if you lose.