Personal Injury Cases
Are you currently going through or are about to start a personal injury claim? If so, chances are you’re more concerned about how to pay for legal fees than with the case itself. Situations like this can often lead individuals like yourself to opt for a ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor, a legal model that has dominated the landscape of personal injury for too long. A problem with this model is that too often these ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors keep disproportionate amounts of a case’s winnings, leaving you with far less than you deserve. At PX Barristers, we don’t think it’s fair, or even ethical, and this is why we offer a service that gives you direct access to barristers. Our core belief is that people should be entitled to the maximum amount of compensation possible, because in the difficult situation of a personal injury case, it is the least you deserve.
We know just how stressful personal injury cases can be, so why not let us do the legal legwork for you? Get direct access to a barrister with experience in personal injury law and clinical negligence practice today. Contact our team on 0800 888 6760 for more information on how we can help your personal injury case.
How can PX Barristers help my personal injury claim?
Through direct access to specialist barristers, PX Barristers allows you to start contesting your claim as soon as you can. No more stumbling around in the dark trying to find a solicitor, with PX Barristers we’ll do the tricky administrative duties for your barrister. This includes the complicated process of gathering evidence and documentation to support your case, which is then sent off to your barrister. We also make sure to thoroughly track the success records of our personal injury claim barristers, to make sure you get access to only the best possible representation.
You can rest assured that our team of dedicated paralegal experts know exactly what they’re doing, regardless of what personal injury claim they’re tackling. Our compassionate advisors understand the ins and outs of personal injury claims like the back of their hand, thanks to years of handling varied and diverse cases. If you lack the assets required to pay for a barrister, we can also assist in arranging convenient ‘payment plans’ in the form of legal cost finance. What this means is that you can get access to a legal loan with a payment plan designed to reduce your financial burden. You can repay it in convenient instalments over time, giving your the breathing room to focus on getting the best result from your personal injury case. Find out more about Legal Cost Finance here.
Types of personal injury claims
There are many different types of personal injuries which you can potentially claim for. Being aware of what you can and can’t claim for is important in getting the best possible result, but if you’re unsure then our paralegal experts can help explain each claim clearly and concisely. Some of these personal injury claims include:
Can you make a personal injury claim?
To be able to make a personal injury claim, it is necessary that you prove that your injury, disease or illness was caused by the negligence of another party, be that employer, local council or another driver. If you believe you have the foundation to register a personal injury claim, you will need to being gathering evidence to give to a barrister (which PX Barristers can do on your behalf), who will then present your case to insurers. If possible, you should make a claim as soon as you can. Make sure you report the incident to an appropriate authority; your employer, a local council, or the owner of the property in which the incident took place. Taking charge and reporting it as soon as you can is the first step towards resolving a personal injury claim successfully. Start your personal injury claim today, or more information, contact our paralegals on 0800 888 6760.
Personal Injury today
Earlier, we mentioned how the ‘no win, no fee’ legal model has been the standard for personal injury claims for many years. This is because it gives access to legal justice for individuals without the assets to fund a lengthy legal case. However, concerns raised by the Legal Ombudsman have shown that an increasing number of people are being hit by significant and unexpected costs. They produced a case study that went something like this:
Person A was hit with a huge bill for the other side’s legal fees after their personal injury claim was unsuccessful. Their law firm offered them a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, but failed to stick to these terms, leaving Person A out of pocket in order to pay for the firm’s own mistakes.
More and more individuals are sharing large portions of their winnings with their funders, insurers, and lawyers. We want to reduce this by offering people direct access to barristers, so they can progress with their personal injury claim without having to find the funds to pay for a solicitor. To get the paralegal assistance you need, contact our experts on 0800 888 6760.
When to consider a personal injury claim
If you believe you have been a victim of an injury that wasn’t your fault, you make need to take the following action:
• Inform the police immediately if, for example, the injury resulted from a road accident or because of a crime.
• Report the injury to your doctor in case your condition worsens. If you are thinking of going to court to claim compensation for the injury, the doctor will be asked to provide medical reports and records detailing your condition.
• If you have been injured as a result of a road accident, or accident abroad, you may need to report it to your insurance company. The insurance policy may be invalid if an accident is not reported within a certain time frame.
• Gather evidence at the scene of the incident. For example, it may be useful to take photographs or written accounts at the scene of an accident documenting what caused the injury. If there are witnesses, you should make a note of their names and addresses so they can make statements if your case to trial.
Compensation can give you access to physiotherapy, private care treatments, adapted accommodation, specialist medical equipment and vocational rehabilitation.
As part of your claim, you can recover compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering and quality of life as a direct result of negligence. With the help of injury claim barristers you may also recover compensation for past, ongoing and future financial loss. During your claims process, your barrister will investigate the current and potential losses that may include:
• Loss of earnings and/or career opportunities;
• Compensation for care provided by the family;
• Assessment of ongoing and future medical treatment;
• Specialist aids and equipment to assist with day to day life;
• Physiotherapy or counselling needs;
• Accommodation needs – alterations to current home or relocation to care home; and
• Transport costs.
Accidents and injuries at work
It is your employer’s duty to protect you by ensuring that the work environment is safe, and meets the standards set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. However, it is not uncommon for employees to make personal injury claims from lifting and handling injuries or accidents from faulty equipment. Employees may be subject to injuries at work due to a lack of supervision, inadequate safety training, or colleague’s negligence.
The most common grounds for accidents and injuries at work claims can involve:
• Construction accidents;
• Falls at work;
• Back injuries;
• Industrial accidents;
• Lifting and manual handling injuries; and
• Faulty equipment.
When an accidents at work happen, it should be recorded in an accident book as soon as possible. If your workplace does not have an accident book, you should record details of the accident and send them to your employer so they can keep a written copy.
If you are a freelancer, you have a legal responsibility to report serious accidents resulting in injuries to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or to the local authority environmental health department.
Employees involved in accidents at work often worry that making a claim may put their job in jeopardy, but this is not the case. Most companies hold liability insurances, that covers the cost of employee compensation for accidents that happen in the workplace. Injury at work claims also benefit other employees to ensure that safety procedures are put in place, so they can avoid a repeat of the accident.
If you believe you have suffered from an accident at work, it is important to contact an injury claims barrister at the earliest opportunity. We offer direct access to our panel of barristers with all-inclusive paralegal support services to guide you through each stage of your injury at work claim.
Our paralegal experts can investigate the incident, and assess how much compensation you should be entitled to, based on the severity of the injury and loss suffered.
Once the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol has been sent, the defendant has three months to investigate and respond to the allegations. After this period, we can make a valuation of the claim and arrangements with the defendant to pay for rehabilitation assistance if necessary.
Our compassionate injury claim barristers can help you collect witness statements, medical records and valuations to ensure that you receive just payment for your injuries. We can also offer ADR and mediation to resolve the dispute as amicably and efficiently as possible. However, if all other dispute resolution measures have been exhausted, we can also provide the best representation in court proceedings.
Pursuing an injury at work claim may result in unforeseen legal fees, which are an additional burden we don’t believe you should have to deal with. Don’t worry, because PX Barristers is here to help. Our legal team provides affordable payment solutions for clients so they can receive the support they require immediately.
If you have been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, our injury claim barristers are on standby to help you receive the compensation you deserve to get you back on the road to recovery.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with our legal experts today for pragmatic advice and cost-effective payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
Industrial disease claims
Employers have a duty of care to you as an employee to ensure that your wellbeing is protected in the workplace. Employers may provide industrial training programmes, personal protective equipment (PPE), and set time restrictions on exposure to potentially toxic environments. However, unfortunately, there are circumstances where employees may be put at risk as a result of employer’s negligence.
Claiming compensation for industrial disease may be extremely complex. It is very different to a typical injury at work claim, as the illness sustained may have happened over an extended period of time. The delayed symptoms may only occur later in life, after the employee has worked for the company over many years.
Common industrial disease claims may include:
• Respiratory and asbestosis claims
• Industrial deafness claims
• Viral and bacterial infection
• Carpal tunnel syndrome claims
• Power tool injury claims
• Occupational asthma
• Chemical poisoning
• Dermatitis and allergies.
For most personal injury claims, individuals have three years from the date of the accident to issue proceedings at court. However, with industrial disease claims, the three-year limitation period begins from the date where the symptoms first became noticeable to the person as a direct result from their working environment.
Occupational diseases and their direct causes can vary significantly, so it’s essential that the claimants receive legal advice from a barrister who has experience in dealing with industrial disease claims.
Offering direct access to barristers and paralegal support, our injury claims experts can give you the legal guidance to receive the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
From power tool injury claims, to repetitive strain injuries, our experienced injury claim paralegals can gather the necessary documentation, including witness statements, medical records and your employer’s health safety protocols to make an informed valuation of how much compensation you’re entitled to. Industrial diseases may even prevent the victims from keeping their current employment, but don’t worry, our legal experts can assess loss of earnings and prospected financial loss so you can move forward.
If the negligent company that caused your industrial disease has stopped trading due to business insolvency or mergers, we can still help you get compensation for your illness. Don’t wait to claim compensation that could help you through this difficult time. Our panel of direct access barristers can help you negotiate settlements with the negligent party on your behalf, and provide you with the best representation in court if your case proceeds to litigation.
We understand that making an industrial claim against your employers may be daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the claims process. Working nationwide, our injury claims barristers offer compassionate, tactical advice and cost-effective payment plans to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call one of our legal experts today for more information on 0800 888 6760or start your payment plan now.
Road traffic accidents
If you have suffered whiplash, broken bones or more serious injuries as a result of a road traffic collision, you may be able to claim compensation for damages. Common causes of road traffic accidents can include, distracted drivers, speeding vehicles, tiredness behind the wheel, or a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
You can make a road traffic accident claim if you are:
• A motorcyclist or driver injured in a collision that wasn’t your fault
• A passenger travelling in a vehicle that has been hurt as a result road traffic accident
• A cyclist, pedestrian or horse rider hit by oncoming vehicles.
The claimant has 3 years after the event to press charges against the other driver or motorcyclist. Compensation can help pay by contributing towards medical treatment and rehabilitation, damage caused to your vehicle, lost income, and damage to your property, if necessary.
If you find yourself in the situation where a driver or motorcyclist leaves the scene without sharing their insurance details, or claims they are not covered by motoring insurance, our direct access barrister and paralegals can still help you make a claim.
Our paralegal experts can help by collecting evidence and witness statements on your behalf to lodging claims to the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) if the driver is untraceable or uninsured.
We understand how traumatic a car accident can be for claimants and their loved ones, which is why we offer direct access and all-inclusive paralegal support so you receive compassionate advice and legal support throughout each step of your case.
Our legal experts will work closely with you to understand the nature and severity of your accident and ensure that you receive just compensation.
Injuries sustained in a road traffic accidents can have life-changing consequences. In some road accident cases, there may be unforeseen legal costs that can put added strain on you and your family. However, we offer cost effective payment plans so you can pay by affordable monthly instalments, to help you move forward.
For legal advice, paralegal support and payment solutions, speak with one of our injury claim barristers today on 0800 888 6760.
Faulty products claims
If you are injured from using a faulty product, you can receive compensation for the damages caused. Unfortunately, defective product claims are highly common in the UK. Claimants may have the right to compensation if they suffer from electric shocks, rashes, cuts, allergic reactions, food poisoning or more serious injuries. Consumers are legally protected against any injury or damage caused by faulty products and defective goods under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA).
Our injury claim barristers specialise in a wide range of defective product claims, including:
• Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
• Food products
• Defective appliances and equipment
• Faulty toys
• Contaminated water supplies
• Faulty consumer products.
When companies distribute products to their consumers, they must ensure their products are safe. The main responsibility lies with the manufacturer and distributors of products.
Manufacturers are legally required to state how the product should be used, safety precautions and potential risks. If they fail to do this, companies can face litigation that could result in large fines and imprisonment. However, a faulty or defective product may still be sold at a discounted price, if the defect is proven not to be potentially dangerous to consumers.
Businesses that produce and distribute foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, have a duty of care to ensure that their customers and other individuals do not suffer any injury or illness as a result of their products. If you have been affected by a faulty product through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Compensation can help you get access to urgent medical treatment, rehabilitation and cover the losses you’ve incurred by taking time off work.
Our personal injury claim experts understand that making a claim against a large company or corporation can be stressful and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Having direct access to our barristers and additional paralegal support, we can guide through the whole process to ensure that you or your loved one receives compensation.
Pursing a faulty product claim may result in unforeseen legal costs. However, we can offer affordable payment plans so that legal fees won’t stand in the way of you getting the compensation deserve. Get back on track and contact one of our injury claim barristers today for tactical advice and cost-effective solutions on 0800 888 6760.
More people are travelling and working abroad than ever before, however, nobody expects to be injured while they’re away visiting another country. If you have been on a skiing holiday and taken a fall, or contracted an illness from being in the swimming pool, you may be able compensation for the damages.
Our experienced personal injury barristers handle many types of compensation claims for accidents abroad, including:
• Airline accident claims
• Cruise ship and boating accident claims
• Skiing and sporting injuries
• Accidents while working abroad
• Natural disasters
• Road traffic accident claims abroad.
Once the incident has occurred, it is vital that you collect as much information possible if you are wanting to make a claim for compensation. This could involve, photographic evidence, sketching the scene of your accident, making notes of all injuries you have suffered and taking the contact details of anyone who may be able to testify in court.
If you are a victim of an injury or accident that happened in EU, UAE or USA, for example, you must apply for compensation using the claims procedure in that country. The laws around making compensation differ from country to country, and the type of claims process may depend on if you were travelling for work or leisure.
Regardless of what country you sustained your injuries in, our paralegals will work on your behalf to collect evidence, witness statements and medical records to ensure you receive the best compensation.
If your holiday was booked as a ‘package holiday’, and you have suffered as a direct result from the planned package activities, you may be able to claim against the tour operator in the UK.
We understand that having an accident abroad can be very stressful, as you are in an unfamiliar setting, with medical treatments and procedures that may be completely different from your home country. Don’t worry, we offer direct access to our panel of injury claim barristers, with all-inclusive paralegal support services to guide you through this process to ensure you get the medical treatment, rehabilitation and compensation you deserve.
In some cases, there may be unforeseen legal costs and medical costs involved in an accident abroad that can put additional strain on your finances. Our legal experts can offer you affordable payment solutions to help you pay in convenient monthly instalments.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault while abroad, contact one of our direct access barristers for legal support and cost-effective payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
Trips, slips and falls
Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, but often, members of the public can suffer injury in a public place through the negligence or malpractice of other parties. You may be in a restaurant, in a playground with your kids, at work, or simply walking down the street and trip on something that could cause you severe damage. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation, and make a claim for damages.
Common claims for trips, slips and falls include:
• Falls in shops, supermarkets and shopping centres
• Slips, trips and falls on a defective pavement, footpath or highway (usually involving claims against Councils)
• Accidents in playgrounds, parks and theme parks
• Accidents in other public places such as schools, universities and hospitals.
At the scene where the injury occurred, it is important to collect photographic evidence, and notes. If you want to make a claim for compensation, this vital information can help determine what party is liable. For example, if the accident happens in a shopping mall, supermarket or opticians the owner of the premises may have to pay damages.
If you were injured from slipping or tripping on a pavement, weather conditions may have played a major part in the accident, and therefore the council may not be held directly responsible. However, if you were injured by falling over equipment or wiring in your workplace and you are unable to work as a direct result from that injury, your employer may be found negligent.
Tripping and falling accidents may seem like a regular occurrence, but some may be the result of someone else’s negligence and could therefore have been avoidable. Since accidents can strike at any time, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand what you’re entitled to.
Our experienced injury claim barristers are on standby to help you receive the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track. We can help you claim for damages so you can have access to medical treatments and rehabilitation services. Our paralegals will provide valuations for your claim, taking into consideration financial and career losses as a result of your injury, to ensure you are fully compensated.
We work closely with you to understand the nature of your injury and can negotiate a settlement on your behalf. However, if all other avenues of dispute resolution have been exhausted, our paralegals can help you collect medical records, witness statements and photographic evidence to give you the best representation in court.
If you’re concerned about the legal costs involved in making a personal injury claim, we can offer you cost-effective payment plans, so you won’t need to make any large payments upfront.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of our compassionate injury claim specialists today. We offer paralegal support, practical advice and affordable payment solutions to help you move forward. Call us on 0800 888 6760.
Criminal injury claims
If you have been a victim of a crime, and have suffered either physically or psychologically, you may be able to make a compensation claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA was created to compensate victims who have suffered a serious injury as a direct result from a violent crime.
You may be able to make a criminal injury claim if you have been:
• Hit and run cases
• Injured by assault or battery
• Psychologically damaged as a witness to a violent crime
• Going through a bereavement as a direct result from the crime.
In some serious cases, if the crime of violence caused a fatality, the next of kin may make a claim for bereavement payments to help with funeral costs and overall financial support.
Before submitting a criminal injury claim to the CICA, you should consider seek legal advice from experienced criminal injury claim barristers to support you throughout the entire claims process, and ensure that all other means of pursuing compensation have been exhausted.
In order to qualify for the scheme, the crime must have occurred within Scotland, Wales or England and must be serious enough to qualify for the minimum award of £1,000 compensation.
Your criminal injury claims barrister will need to work closely with you to provide evidence that:
• You have received the injury as a direct result of a crime of violence
• The incident was reported to the police and hospital as soon as possible
• Your sustained injuries must be serious enough to meet the minimum requirements of the CICA scheme.
If you believe you have been a victim of a crime and suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the crime, you can make a claim for compensation. Individuals who want to make a criminal injury claim must do so within two years from the date of the incident.
Our compassionate barristers understand that people who make these claims are extremely vulnerable and need constant support through this difficult time. This is why we offer direct access to our injury claims barristers, with all-inclusive paralegal support so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
We can liaise with counsellors and medical professionals on your behalf to obtain evidence to make a CICA claim, and provide you with the best defence in court.
Our legal experts recognise that claiming for criminal injuries may be an extremely daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Compensation can help towards rehabilitation, cover financial losses from being out of work, and help you get the medical care and counselling you need to move forward.
Contact one of our criminal injury claim barristers today for confidential legal advice, paralegal assistance and cost effective payment solutions on 0800 888 6760.
If you think you’ve suffered an injury as a direct result of negligence, we can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t feel like you have to go through this stressful time alone.
We offer direct access to barristers and additional paralegal support with no hidden costs. Our paralegal experts can help manage all the administrative aspects of your injury claim, from collecting necessary documentation to performing litigious functions.
Our injury claim barristers work very closely with you to understand the nature and extent of your injury so you can receive compensation for damages that can help towards essential medical treatments and future rehabilitation.
We understand that personal injuries can have a detrimental effect on you, or your loved one’s way of living. Our compassionate and understanding injury claim barristers are here to assist you throughout every step of your claims process.
If you’re concerned about the legal costs with pursing your injury claim, we can offer cost-effective payment solutions to minimise your fees upfront, so you can get the legal support you need.
To get paralegal assistance, tactical support and affordable payment solutions, contact one of our legal experts today on 0800 888 6760.
If you have already appointed an injury claims barrister, we can still offer you advice and cost-effective payment solutions. We will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf. Start your payment plan now.