Expert Personal Injury Solicitors
Here at Howells we are an approachable firm and are dedicated to listening to every individual case. Have you suffered a personal injury or accident in the last three years that was not your fault? If the answer is yes then we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
- You’ll be assigned one Expert Solicitor for the entirety of your case
- We offer the Personal Service of a small firm and have the Expertise of a large firm
- In appropriate cases, we operate on a “No Win No Fee” basis
- We offer Home and Hospital Visits
- Call ‘02920 40 40 20’ to speak with an Experienced Solicitor
- If you need to make an urgent enquiry outside of office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm) please leave a voicemail or text on 07425620587, and we will contact you to discuss your claim as soon as possible.
Specialist Personal Injury Advice without the RiskEvery year in the UK over 3 million people suffer personal injuries from accidents whilst at home, at work, or in their car. Often these accidents are someone else’s fault and if you are the victim then you may have the right to claim compensation. The Howells personal injury solicitors can advise you on this area of law and help you receive financial compensation for the pain and loss suffered.
Is There a Claim Time Limit for Personal Injuries?In the UK, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident or incident that caused the injury. This time limit is set by the Limitation Act 1980.
However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. For example, if the injured person was under the age of 18 at the time of the accident, the three-year time limit does not begin until their 18th birthday. Similarly, if the injured person lacked the mental capacity to bring a claim at the time of the accident, the time limit may not start until they regain capacity.
It's important to seek legal advice as soon as possible from a personal injury solicitor after an accident or injury, as it can take time to gather evidence and prepare a case. Waiting until near the end of the time limit to begin the claims process can make it more difficult to successfully pursue a claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Personal I jury?Personal injury compensation can be difficult to calculate at the initial stages. In the UK, the amount of compensation you can claim for a personal injury will depend on the individual circumstances of your case. The compensation you can receive is intended to put you back in the position you would have been in had the accident not occurred, as far as possible. This means that the compensation will vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact it has had on your life, and any financial losses you have suffered as a result.
Compensation for a personal injury is typically divided into two parts: general damages and special damages.
- General damages are intended to compensate you for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that you have experienced as a result of the injury. The amount of compensation you can receive for general damages is determined by looking at previous cases with similar injuries.
- Special damages are intended to compensate you for any financial losses you have suffered as a result of the injury. This may include loss of earnings, medical expenses, and any other costs related to your injury.
How Much Does It Cost to Make a Personal Injury Claim?Our personal injury solicitors work on the basis of no-win-no-fee. Our personal experts will consult with you to determine whether your unique circumstances and prior experiences are sufficient to support filing a personal injury claim.
You have nothing to lose by contacting our personal injury compensation solicitors if you believe you may have been the victim of negligence or had an accident that wasn’t your fault. Fees would be involved if your case was successful, but we make sure you are aware of everything before you embark on this journey with us.
If the claim is for a child under the age of 18, we will not take a success fee and we will not request any payments up front.
How Long Does It Take to Make a Personal Injury Claim?The length of time a personal injury claim takes in the UK can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the individual circumstances of the claim. Some cases may be resolved relatively quickly, while others may take several years to reach a conclusion.
In general, a straightforward personal injury claim can take around 6 to 12 months to be resolved. This includes the time it takes to investigate the claim, gather evidence, and negotiate a settlement with the other party's insurance company.
However, more complex cases can take longer to be resolved. For example, if liability is disputed or if the injuries are serious and ongoing, it may take longer to reach a settlement. In some cases, it may be necessary to go to court, which can add several months or even years to the claims process.
What Evidence is Needed to Make a Personal Injury Claim?To make a successful personal injury claim, you will need to provide evidence to your personal injury solicitor that proves the other party was at fault for the accident or incident that caused your injuries. The evidence you will need can include:
- Medical records: This is one of the most important pieces of evidence you will need. You will need to provide medical records that show the extent of your injuries and the treatment you have received.
- Witness statements: If there were witnesses to the accident or incident, you should obtain their contact information and statements about what they saw. Their statements can help to support your claim.
- Photographs or videos: If possible, take photographs or videos of the scene of the accident or incident, any injuries you have sustained, and any property damage.
- Accident report: If the accident or incident was reported to the police, make sure you obtain a copy of the accident report.
- Employment records: If you have lost earnings as a result of the accident or incident, you will need to provide employment records that show the amount of time you have had to take off work.
- Financial records: You should also keep records of any financial losses you have suffered, such as medical bills, transportation costs, or property damage.
- Expert opinion: In some cases, it may be necessary to obtain expert opinion, such as a doctor's report or an engineer's report, to support your claim.
We can help you claim for a wide range of accidents, our experienced and specialist personal injury solicitors are experts in;
Phone: 02920 40 40 20 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you need to make an urgent enquiry outside of office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm) please leave a voicemail or text on 07425620587, and we will contact you to discuss your claim as soon as possible.
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Listed above are the major types of personal injury cases, if you have suffered an accident and you believe you may have a claim, contact us today and we will assess your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
Compensation ExplainedThe Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have recently published this brochure to explain the rules surrounding compensation claims.
Don't get mugged by an insurer. Use a solicitorAccident victims who turn down an insurer’s initial offer and take legal advice get on average 2-3 times more compensation. Please see The Law Society’s Personal Injury Campaign 2013. This campaign focuses on promoting the value and benefits of using a local solicitor to deal with your personal injury matter, as opposed to proceeding with the first representative who contacts you following an accident, notably an’ insurer’.
- By choosing a local solicitor, you can be safe in the knowledge that you can always pop into the office to speak to your solicitor as opposed to solely dealing over the telephone and email, which would more than likely be the case should you choose to proceed through a claims management company or representative suggested by your insurer.
- Solicitors are experts in the law surrounding personal injury, whereas by using an insurer suggested company, you run the risk of not getting the quality, experienced advice you can guarantee by instructing a solicitor to deal with your case.
- By proceeding through an insurer or claims management company, your case would more than likely be assigned to a case handler who may not be legally trained or qualified. These claims handlers also run 100s of files on their own and so cannot always provide the client care you deserve.
- A personal Injury solicitor will always act impartially, with the client’s best interest at heart throughout the whole claim process.
Meet the Key Individuals
Sue Heads up our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Departments and is exceptional Solicitor with a wealth of experience.
Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500, 2017 – “Susan has particular experience with cases of employers liability and road traffic accidents involving serious injuries such as brain injuries and spinal injuries. She also has expertise in both industrial disease cases and cases of clinical negligence which involve serious injuries.”
- Personal Injury
- Head Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Employers Liability
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Clinical Negligence
Sue is also a “Recommended Lawyer in the Headway Directory (Headway Directory - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and only recommends experienced Serious Injury Personal Injury Specialists in their Directory)”
Thomas is an Associate in our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department with more than 10 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims and litigation.
Thomas’s work encompasses the following:
- Personal Injury
- Employers liability claims
- Public liability claims
- Road traffic accidents
Glendora is an essential part of the team in organising the staff of the department, dealing with queries, ensuring that clients are taken care of and looked after.
She is also responsible for liaising with barristers, experts and other legal professionals and has excellent organisational skills and a friendly manner. Glendora has an excellent knowledge of each client in the department matter and is invaluable in holding the team together.