When you suffer an injury, it can have a huge impact on your life, affecting your ability to work, your family and your overall quality of life. If the injury was not your fault, claiming compensation can allow you to get the help and support you need for your recovery and cover any financial costs resulting from your injury.
Making a personal injury claim can seem confusing and intimidating, with many claims involving a number of complex issues that need expert handling to give you the best chance of a fair settlement. Our specialist personal injury lawyers in Stafford can offer the clear legal guidance you need delivered with compassion and sensitivity.
We offer a free initial consultation for every personal injury client so we can get to know you and your situation, then offer an impartial assessment of whether we believe you have strong grounds for a claim and the level of compensation you may be able to receive. You can then make an informed choice about how you want to move forward.
There are various ways to cover the cost of a personal injury claim and we will be happy to discuss this during your initial interview, including whether a no win, no fee deal may be appropriate.
Speak to one of our personal injury lawyers in Stafford today by calling 01785 603060 or get in touch via email.
Our personal injury claims expertise
Our personal injury lawyers in Stafford have strong experience with all types of personal injury claims. We are able to secure substantial compensation in relation to issues such as:
- Road traffic accidents
- Medical negligence
- Workplace injuries & industrial diseases
- Slips, trips & falls
- Criminal injuries
- Head & brain injuries
- Back & spinal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Holiday injuries
- Animal-related injuries
- Fatal accidents
To find out more about our specific expertise for your claim, please get in touch.
Time limits for personal injury claims
The most common time limit for a personal injury claim will be 3 years from the date when the injury occurs. However, there can be different time limits depending on the circumstances, so it is always a good idea to seek specialist advice as soon as possible to make sure you do not miss the opportunity to claim.
Examples of situations where a longer time limit may apply include:
If you only become aware of the injury later – The 3-year time limit will be applied from the date you become aware of the injury (known as the ‘date of knowledge’).
If the injured party is under 18 – A claim can usually be brought up until their 21st birthday.
If the injured party lacks the mental capacity to make a claim – There is normally no time limit for someone to claim on their behalf.
If someone has died in a fatal accident – Their next of kin or representative of their estate will usually have 3 years from the date of death to make a claim.
Funding a personal injury claim
There are various options for covering the cost of a personal injury claim. Which is appropriate for you will depend on your situation.
No win, no fee personal injury claims – Also called a ‘conditional fee agreement’ this means we do not charge you any legal fees to start a claim and our fees will only be applied if we secure compensation for you.
Legal expenses insurance – This can cover the cost of a personal injury claim and is often offered as an optional extra with home insurance, car insurance and other types of insurance policies, as well as with some bank accounts and credit cards.
Trade union funding for workplace injury claims – If you are a member of a trade union, you may be able to secure funding from your union to cover the cost of pursuing a workplace injury claim.
Legal aid for birth injury claims – Legal aid can be an option for funding a claim related to a birth injury under certain limited circumstances.
To discuss your options for funding a personal injury claim, please speak to a member of our team.
Why choose Pickering & Butters personal injury lawyers in Stafford?
Our personal injury team is headed by Jan Boulter, who is based at our Stafford office and offers a friendly, expert claims service for people in Stafford, Staffordshire and further afield.
With more than two decades of experience helping people to pursue a wide range of personal injury claims, we can offer a friendly, sensitive and highly effective claims service, helping you to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury law in recognition of our specialist expertise in this area and the quality of our claims service. We are also Lexcel accredited, demonstrating that our legal practice and client care meets the highest standards set by the Law Society. Our team also includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
With strong litigation skills across our team, we can help you achieve an out-of-court settlement or pursue court proceedings as appropriate, allowing you to secure a fair outcome as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Start a personal injury claim in Stafford
To book your free initial appointment or find out more about making a personal injury claim, please get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Stafford now by calling 01785 603060 or you can email us for a swift response.