What will my claim cover?

We will discuss your needs for both the short and longer term, aiming to make a claim that is as in-depth as possible. We will seek damages to compensate you for your pain, suffering and any loss of amenity as a result of your injuries. We will also be meticulous in claiming for any financial losses and expenses arising from your injury.

Medical treatment and rehabilitation

To ensure a full recovery you may need physiotherapy or occupational therapy. Clients with more serious injuries may require surgery and on-going drug treatment or care.

We will look carefully at all aspects of your claim and will endeavour to ensure you are awarded compensation that will cover all of your medical needs.

Recovering financial losses

Some clients find that in addition to being unable to work for some time, their injuries have a life changing impact that requires adaptation of their home, car or provision of care equipment. This can all lead to financial pressures at an already difficult time.

Our priority is to establish financial stability and where it’s appropriate we may even be able to obtain interim payments whilst your claim is being processed.

You can begin your claim whenever you’re ready by enquiring online. Need to know more? Ask Lampkin for further advice.


When can I make a claim?

In English law you only have a short time in which to start court proceedings. For most accidents this is 3 years from the date you knew that you had been injured by someone’s negligence (this is normally 3 years from the date of the accident).

In some cases where you didn’t know you had been injured this can be longer. For example, if your claim is for asbestosis you may have inhaled the asbestos many years ago but you only know that now. In such a case you would probably have 3 years from the date of diagnosis.

For young people the 3 years run from their 18th birthday so they must start court proceedings before their 21st birthday. You can apply to court for permission to issue proceedings after this period but this area of law becomes quite complex and if you are unsure you really should contact us immediately for advice.

When you’re ready, finding out about your own claim is easy. Simply send us a quick online claim enquiry.


How much compensation will I be awarded?

Many accident “claims companies” will use suggestive and often misleading figures relating to typical amounts of compensation that can be awarded. You might have even seen a “compensation calculator” – this is a gimmick that we’d prefer not to use.

Compensation amounts are actually calculated individually on a case by case basis and are determined by many different factors.

We have a proven case history in securing maximum compensation for clients and we do that by being incredibly thorough with your personal injury claim. Our success stories are real results obtained for real clients but you should remember that the amounts awarded in each of those cases relate to individual circumstances that will differ from your own.

We take your case seriously and will give you clear advice about the amount of compensation that we will be seeking and also about any offer of settlement we receive from the other party.

Need more answers? Ask Lampkin your question and we’ll get back to you with the answer, or call us on freephone 08081 782110 for no obligation advice.


Will I have to attend court?

This is highly unlikely. Only a very few case go all the way to a court hearing. Most cases will settle when the insurers make an acceptable offer after negotiation with us.

If your cases does go to court and you are required to attend you’ll find we’ll give you all the support you need.

If you’re ready to begin your claim you can let us know by enquiring online. Still got questions? Ask Lampkin what you’re not sure about.


Should I claim?

It is not wrong to claim compensation. Insurance policies are in place for a purpose and many of the claims that our legal team have tackled have helped highlight failings in health & safety or exposed other bad practises that have helped prevent further incidents. It is a fact that less than 20% of people who could claim actually do. Do not feel guilty – it is your right to claim.

When you’re ready, it’s straightforward to begin your claim. Just send us a quick online claim enquiry.


What help can I get with rehabilitation and support?

We appreciate that seriously injured clients can need a lot of help along the road to recovery. Some cases can take many years because clients need this time to recover. We will obtain reports from Doctors and Occupational Therapists to assess the needs of an injured client. We will then approach the “at fault” insurance company and negotiate interim payments to help with rehabilitation. How successful this is depends on whether the insurance company will help. If they don’t then we can apply to court and obtain a court order for them to pay for rehabilitation, operations and any other help that is needed.

Need more answers? Ask Lampkin your question and we’ll get back to you with the answer, or call us on freephone 08081 782110 for no obligation advice.


How will my case be progressed?

When we take on your case we will open a file and enter your details on our case management system. We will then gather all available evidence to support your case. This will usually include obtaining medical reports about your injuries or illness. We may need to take up other investigations such as photographing the scene of an accident or obtaining witness statements.

We write a letter of claim to the party responsible for your injuries and then enter into correspondence with their insurers. If they dispute your case or don’t make acceptable offers we will issue court proceedings.

You will be kept informed of progress at each stage of the claim process. If you have any queries you just have to ask and you are welcome to visit our offices to speak to someone any time – no appointment needed.

You can begin your claim whenever you’re ready by enquiring online. Need to know more? Ask Lampkin for further advice.


How long will it be before any compensation is paid to me?

Upon winning your case, the insurers will normally send the cheque within 14 days.

When you’re ready, finding out about your own claim is easy. Simply send us a quick online claim enquiry.

If you need to make a personal injury compensation claim contact us for expert advice – you won’t be commiting to anything. When you’re ready, call us on 08081 782110 or send us a quick online claim enquiry and we will call you back.