Solicitors in Sheffield
The Compensation Experts has a nationwide network of skilled personal injury lawyers, including solicitors in Sheffield, who can help you receive maximum compensation for your injury. We know that compensation claims aren’t simply about getting money, but we also understand that your payment could mean the difference between financial insecurity and being able to focus on your recovery. No one wants to be in a situation where they have a genuine reason to claim compensation, but if you are then The Compensation Experts are there for you.
Are You Eligible to Make a Claim?
Before we can determine whether you have valid grounds to claim compensation we will ask some questions:
- Have you been injured or fallen ill? A near miss is not sufficient reason to make a claim; you must be able to show genuine physical injury.
- Was your injury or illness caused by someone else? It may have been something they did, as in the case of a car accident, or something they did not do as with a medical negligence claim. You will need to prove that your accident was not your fault, nor was it due to chance or simply bad luck, but that someone was liable.
- Is there proof of your injury and liability?
- Was your accident in the last three years?
- Are you over 18, or do you have a litigation friend who is over 18 and can act on your behalf?
- Are you considered mentally able to manage your financial affairs?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then there is a strong chance you will be able to obtain compensation.
Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else
It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person if they are a minor or mentally incapable. Any compensation paid will go into a trust for the injured party until they come of age or a court determines they can manage their own finances. It is also possible to claim compensation on behalf of the estate of a person who has died as the result of their illness or injury. This is typical of claims for asbestos-related lung cancer, or in fatal accident claims. Compensation goes to the estate of the victim and distributed to the person’s beneficiaries.
How Does a Compensation Claim Take?
Though there are no statutory processing times for compensation claims the general rule is that the more serious the injury, the longer the claim will take. This is partly because it may take some time to obtain an accurate prognosis – for example, if the victim has suffered brain or spinal damage and doctors are not yet sure what their recovery will be or how long it will take. It is also because compensation amounts are generally higher for serious injuries and insurance companies will do their best to avoid paying maximum compensation.
The sooner you start your claim, the easier it is to obtain good quality evidence and the clearer events are in witnesses’ memories. We are happy to offer you free, no obligation advice if you are considering your options, so contact The Compensation Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert no win no fee solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.