What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury laws are designed to protect you and your property if you are harmed by the actions or inactions of others. A successful personal injury case means that one party was able to hold the other liable for their injuries and was awarded compensation.
There are several laws and rules that apply a ‘duty of care’ to parties. The workplace, the roads and public places are all covered. For example:
- The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 covers accidents in the workplace.
- The Highway Code establishes rules for road users.
- The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 covers the safety responsibilities of those in control of a place accessible to the public.
To prove a personal injury claim, you need to show that the duty of care was breached in a way that harmed you. Claims also need to be made within the time limits laid out in the Limitation Act 1980.
What Types Of Personal Injury Claims Can JF Law Help With?
JF Law can offer advice and guidance for seeking compensation in any of the following areas:
Our solicitors could help you claim in any of these areas if you weren’t responsible for the incident that caused your injuries. Psychological or physical injuries that were caused by the negligence or inactions of others who breached their duty of care means they could be liable.
What You Need To Prove A Personal Injury Claim
In order to prove a personal injury claim against another party, you need evidence. This can be a medical report to prove what injuries you have suffered and that they were caused (or exacerbated) by the accident that wasn’t your fault. In addition, it can be documentation that shows how you had to spend money to cope with the consequences of the injury. For example, you may have receipts for medication you needed during your recovery.
General damages is the head of claim that compensates you for your injuries caused by the incident. Special damages are another head of claim that compensates you for financial losses caused by your injuries. Any evidence that supports your claim of damage to health or finances could be included.
Securing You Justice And Compensation You Can Afford
A No Win No Fee agreement means that a personal injury lawyer can start your claim with no upfront fee for their services. Funding a lawyer in this way means there are no lawyer fees to pay unless your case wins. If it does win, payment is due to them as a ‘success fee’.
This amount is capped by law so that the bulk of your compensation goes to you. No Win No Fee is a way to access legal representation with less financial risk.
With a skilled personal injury specialist helping you, any final settlement awarded to you could exceed what you had originally hoped for. Their insights and expertise could transform your compensation entitlement.
How Can JF Law Help Me?
JF Law can help you access this service today by connecting you with No Win No Fee lawyers with experience in personal injury compensation claims. You could begin an effective claim sooner than you thought.
In a brief, informal, no-obligation chat, we can assess your circumstances and better position your claim. It’s free and our advisors are ready now to take your call or answer your email. Call JF Law today to see how we can help you.