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ACCIDENT CLAIMS

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an accident, you will need experts to guide you through the claim process. Please contact us for a free no obligation, accident consultation to see if we can help you with your case. We will discuss the circumstances of your case and provide you with our expert initial advice.

What type of accidents can I claim for?

There are many types of accidents that could result in an injury. When an accident occurs that was not your fault and you have suffered an injury as a result, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Accidents can happen to people of all walks of life, and to adults as well as children. In some scenarios, an injury can result in life changing consequences; and in others the effects may not be as devastating but will still have an impact on the injured person and their family. Some examples of accident claims are listed below:-

  • An accident at work
  • A road traffic accident
  • An accident resulting in death
  • An accident involving a child
  • An accident on private or public land

There are other causes of accidents that are not listed above. In nearly all cases, an injury may have been caused due to non-intentional harm and as a result of some form of wrong-doing on the part of your opponent. If you are not sure whether or not you have a claim, get in touch with us and we can go through it with you.

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How can making a claim help me?

Sadly, making a claim cannot turn back the clock and take away the injury. However, if the claim is successful, we will recover compensation to reflect the injury, which could include compensation for any physical and / or psychological injury. We will also obtain compensation for any financial losses such for loss of earnings, the cost of someone caring for you, treatment costs, and indeed any losses that are reasonably linked to the accident.

In appropriate cases, we can also obtain an interim payment or other funding to help pay for the cost of any private treatment that you may need.

Why choose Girlings?

Our friendly lawyers have many years of experience in dealing with all types of accident claims, and have recovered valuable compensation for our successful clients. We also hold many accreditations and memberships with charitable and non-charitable organisations.

We will deal with your claim smoothly and quickly to ensure the whole process is as hassle-free as possible. For the vast majority of cases, they are settled without needing to commence Court proceedings.

What is ‘no win no fee’?

A ‘no win no fee’ agreement is a way to fund an accident claim, which enables people to access justice who may otherwise not be able to afford to pay for solicitors’ costs privately. It can also be used to fund other cases.

In a nutshell, under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, if the claim is not successful then there is nothing to pay towards your solicitors’ costs. If the claim is successful, your solicitors’ costs will be recovered from your opponent, but you will have to pay a percentage out of your compensation as a ‘success fee’. Before you sign up to a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, we will of course explain the full workings of it with you so that you fully understand the full terms and conditions before we start the claims process. We will also assess whether or not the claim can be funded by some other method and answer any questions you may have.

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How long do I have to make a claim?

An injured person usually has 3 years from either the date of the accident, or from the first date he /she could have know there is a case. However, if the injured person does not have mental capacity or is a child, then the timeframe could be a lot longer. Unfortunately, it is not always straight forward deciding how long a person may have to pursue a claim, so it is usually best to discuss this with us.

How do you start a claim?

Contact us and we can discuss this with you. We can be contacted by telephone (01227 828299), email (personal@girlingspersonalinjury.co.uk), by completing the Contact Form, or by starting a live chat. If you would prefer, you can also write to us; our address is

Girlings Personal Injury Claims Ltd,
4th Floor,
Newingate House,
16-17 Lower Bridge Street,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 2LG.

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