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Personal Injury Claims

Sustaining a personal injury that was not your fault or was caused by someone else’s actions can be a life-changing experience or at the very least may cause disruption to your life and impact on your finances. In such situations, making a personal injury claim can help you to obtain essential financial compensation, and get the answers you deserve.

At Wolferstans, we have a dedicated team of specialist personal injury and occupational disease lawyers with a long history of successfully pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of injured claimants. We have previously secured millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.

Our expertise with personal injury claims includes:

Personal injury solicitors you can trust

We are accredited with APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and have been recognised by The Times Best Law Firms as a leading UK law firm for our work supporting injured claimants.

We are members of MASS (The Motor Accident Solicitors Society) and work closely with charities including Brake, the road safety charity and Headway, a charity assisting people with acquired brain injury and their families. We have also addressed local NHS respiratory doctors on the subject of asbestos and occupational asthma claims.

Our lawyers are recognised as leading specialists in the areas of catastrophic injury, asbestos related disease, fatal accidents and claims for military personnel.

Get in touch with our personal injury solicitors in Plymouth

For more information, or to arrange a no-obligation appointment with our personal injury solicitors in Plymouth, please call 01752 292212 or fill in our enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.

How our personal injury solicitors can help

Accidents at work claims

No matter your occupation, your employer has a duty of care towards you. This means that, if you are injured while at work, and steps could have been taken to prevent the accident from happening, you may be in a position to claim personal injury compensation claim.

Our personal injury solicitors can help to build an effective case where you have been injured as a result of an employer’s negligence and make sure that your claim progresses as efficiently as possible.

Learn more about how we can help with accidents at work.

Asbestos compensation claims

Asbestos exposure can cause various health conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a health condition that was the result of exposure to asbestos, you may be in a position to make a claim.

Our personal injury solicitors have specialist expertise in this area and will be able to provide clear advice on whether you will be in a position to make a claim and what steps need to be taken.

Learn more about how we can help with asbestos compensation claims.

Fatal accident and inquests

The death of a loved one is always likely to be a distressing time, regardless of the circumstances. Where there are questions over the nature of their death, a coroner’s inquest can ensure that you receive the answers you need.

Our personal injury solicitors can provide you with the all the support you need, offering empathetic representation to ensure that the process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

We can also advise you in relation to claiming compensation for fatal accidents. This is often an essential step in helping you and your family to deal with the impact of a loved one’s death.

Learn more about how we can help with coroner inquests and fatal accidents.

Industrial deafness claims

Exposure to excessive noise at work can quickly lead to long-lasting damage and can be the primary cause of hearing loss. Without the correct protection being provided, tools and machinery have the potential to be extremely harmful, even if the signs of hearing loss are not immediately obvious.

We have specialist expertise in handling industrial deafness claims, having previously acted successfully against many companies and organisations including the Ministry of Defence, National Coal Board, British Steel (Corus and Tata) and British Rail.

Learn more about how we help with industrial deafness claims.

Road traffic accident claims

Road traffic collisions are unfortunately a regular occurrence. Where a collision has led to a personal injury, and it can be demonstrated that it was caused by someone else, making a personal injury compensation claim can help you to access the damages you are entitled to.

We understand that the aftermath of an accident can be incredibly stressful, so our personal injury solicitors will work closely with you to ensure that the claims process remains as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Learn more about how we can help with road traffic collisions.

Military accident claims

We understand that injuries sustained by military personnel may be career ending and can also impact on your health and future job prospects. Members of the armed forces who have sustained a personal injury may be able to make a claim for compensation under various schemes, such as the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and separate civil schemes including for personal injury.

From our experience, we know that there is often some confusion over the right to claim compensation for military injuries, highlighting the importance of seeking out specialist legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that you clearly understand your position.

Learn more about how we can help with military injury claims and military deafness claims.

Serious injury claims

Serious and catastrophic injuries present a unique set of challenges. Those who suffer such injuries are likely to be faced with arduous periods of rehabilitation and, in some cases, may need ongoing professional care.

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury, our team will work alongside you to ensure that you have the support you need, guiding you through the claims process to help focus on your immediate needs.

Learn more about how we can help with serious injury claims.

Slip, trip and fall claims

Slip and trip accidents can cause injuries that affect your ability to get on with your day to day life and in some cases, may cause more serious injury.  Where the slip or trip occurred in a public space, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.

Uneven paths, wet surfaces and potholes are among the common causes of slips and trips, all of which could be reason enough to bring forward a claim. This is something our personal injury solicitors can help to clarify, offering clear guidance on what your options are moving forward.

Learn more about we can help with trip and slip accidents.

Our personal injury fees

Our personal injury solicitors are happy to have a confidential discussion, free of charge, to advise you on whether you are likely to have grounds to make a claim. If you would like to instruct our team to make a personal injury claim, we will review the funding options available to you and tell you which one is most appropriate.

In most cases we offer a no win no fee agreement and other options include legal expenses insurance or trade union support. Legal Aid is no longer available for personal injury claims.

More information on the funding options that may be available to you can be found on our personal injury funding page.

Frequently asked questions about personal injury claims

 What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is a case you can bring forward if you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence.

What can you claim for in personal injury?

Personal injury compensation claims typically account for the following:

  • Loss of income
  • Future loss of earnings and pension
  • Private medical treatment
  • Specialist rehabilitation programmes
  • Therapy
  • Travel expenses for hospital appointments and check-ups
  • Home or travel adaptations
  • Additional specialist equipment

In addition to this, the non-financial impact of your injuries will also be considered. This is likely to include your general pain and suffering and your loss of amenity.

How much can you claim for personal injury?

The amount you may be able to claim for a personal injury will depend on various factors, such as the extent of your injuries, how the blame for the incident is apportioned and the impact on your life.

What happens if I lose my personal injury claim?

We handle many personal injury claims on a no win, no fee basis. This means that there will be no financial repercussions if you are not able to successfully claim personal injury compensation.

How long does a personal injury claim take?

There is no set timeframe for making a personal injury claim, as each case is unique. A claim will likely be resolved faster if a settlement can be reached outside of court.

What are the time limits for personal injury claims?

It is important to note that there are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim. The standard time limit for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury, or the date you first became aware that you were injured.

However, there are some exceptions to this. For example:

  • If you are claiming on behalf of someone under the age of 18, you will have until they turn 18 to bring forward a claim. After this point, they will have three years to make a claim themselves.
  • There is no time limit for making a claim for someone who lacks the capacity to do so themselves.
  • If a loved one has passed away due to their injuries, you will typically have three years from the date of death to make a claim.
  • Different time limits may apply for injuries sustained abroad, at sea or on an aeroplane

What our clients say about us

We are rated highly by our clients on Review Solicitors. Here are some of our recent reviews from our satisfied clients:

“We cannot thank Jill and the team at Wolferstans enough.

Jill was recommended to us by a friend following a serious car accident we were involved in. We worked with Jill for over 2 years and during this time she kept us fully informed of what was happening and was always there to talk to if we didn’t understand something or needed support. This was an extremely traumatic time in our lives and Jill’s approach was very understanding and we immediately felt comfortable with her and trusted her.

I would not hesitate in recommending Jill or Wolferstans and we cannot thank them enough for their support and guidance over the past couple of years.”

“Right from our initial meeting through to resolution I had trust and rapport with both Jill and Wolferstans as a company. Jill instantly gave me confidence that she was genuinely keen to take on my case and had the skills and expertise to get the best outcome. We built a good relationship and the communication from Wolferstans was excellent, which put me at ease with the process. I am thankful for Jill’s determination to take on the complexities of the case and succeed. If I need any future legal services, I would happily return to Wolferstans.”

“My experience with Wolferstans Solicitor and specifically instructing Tracey Barton to handle my injury claim was excellent from start to finish. Their service was clear, efficient and extremely helpful while navigating the claim process and what my options were. I felt updated and informed every step of the way and received an outcome I was extremely pleased with in a swift timeframe. Thank you Tracey and team!”

Get in touch with our personal injury solicitors in Plymouth

For more information, or to arrange a no-obligation appointment with our personal injury solicitors in Plymouth, please call 01752 292212 or fill in our enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.