Our Solicitors in our York and Acomb offices have a wide range of experience in all aspects of personal injury claims including:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Injuries as a result of crime
- Tripping & Slipping accidents
- Injuries to children
- Fatal Accidents
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Industrial Diseases
Why choose us?
Only a Solicitor can conduct litigation on your behalf. Claims assessors advertising on television and other so called "Claims Representatives" cannot act for a claimant in court proceedings. We do not take referrals for personal injury claims from claims management companies or insurance companies.
The only way to ensure your claim is properly handled is to instruct a specialist Solicitor. Our Solicitors act mainly for people in York and North Yorkshire and look to offer an individual service tailored to your needs. We can arrange home or hospital visits and out of hours appointments on request.
Who will handle my claim?
Your personal injury claim will be handled by a specialist lawyer, with whom you will have direct contact throughout your claim. If your claim goes to court, either we will represent you or we will instruct a barrister to do so.
What is involved in a Personal Injury Claim?
We will need to obtain evidence from you, which we can put to your opponents or their insurers. For your claim to succeed, you will have to prove that your opponents were at fault and that your injuries and losses were caused as a result. Many personal injury claims are resolved without the need to go to court.
If your opponents admit liability or if your claim is taken to court, we will need to obtain expert evidence, to prove your injuries and also, sometimes, to assist in proving that your opponents are legally liable to compensate you. We will also need to obtain statements from you and any witnesses.
We will undertake all of the communications with your opponents. We will also prepare any documents which are needed, if court proceedings are necessary. We will advise you on the likely value of your personal injury claim, your chances of success and any settlement offers received throughout your case.
We will advise you on the funding of your legal costs and how you can be protected against the risk of having to pay your opponent’s costs, if your claim is unsuccessful.
What will it cost?
We offer an initial free no obligation meeting, at which we can give you full information about the funding options for your possible claim.
We will provide you with independent impartial advice on your potential claim.
We undertake many claims on a 'No Win, No Fee' (Conditional Fee) basis. We will also explore with you whether you have any legal expenses cover, both to cover our costs and to protect you against having to pay your opponents' costs, if your claim does not succeed. If you do not have any cover, we can arrange this for you. This is subject to our being satisfied that you have a reasonable claim.
If your claim is successful, our aim is that you will receive your compensation in full, without any deduction, and we normally manage to achieve this. If there is a risk that we might not be able to achieve this, we will discuss this with you at the outset and keep you updated about this risk at regular intervals during your case.