General Information On Starting A Personal Injury Claim

You are entitled to make a claim where personal injury occurred through the negligence of someone else. This may be a serious and life changing injury or where you have contracted an occupational disease. 

A claim must be made within 3 years from the date of the accident at work or personal injury however there are exceptions to this for example, if you were a child at the time of the accident or if you have been affected by an occupational disease. For more information about personal injury claims visit

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Different Types of Compensation

General Damages – this takes into account the paid and suffering you have sustained as a result of your personal injury or occupational disease. Medical evidence will be gathered from a team of personal injury medical specialists and a visit to their surgery maybe required. 

Special damages – are intended to reimburse you for any out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred as a result of your personal injury. For example, traveling costs to and from hospital, cost of any medication, nursing care, and rehabilitation costs. 

Types of Personal Injury

The list below shows the types of injuries where compensation could be claimed if the injury was as a result of someone else's neglect.

Serious injury, multiple injuries, road traffic accidents, motorbike accidents, military accidents, Armed Forces Compensation, training accidents, accidents at work, occupational disease, noise induced hearing loss, head injuries, spinal injuries, skiing accidents, diving accidents, etc.