Our personal injury solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis. If you have been in an accident or suffered a personal injury that wasn't your fault you may be entitled to compensation.
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We provide Personal Injury services in the following areas:
The Personal Injury Solicitors at Forbes handle all types of accident and personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis. For a free initial consultation contact one of our specialist solicitors.
If you have been in an accident or suffered a personal injury in the last 3 years that wasn't your fault, you can claim compensation for pain, injury and private medical fees, loss of earnings, travel, accommodation, parking expenses and reimbursement of costs for vehicle hire or repair - by speaking to an accident injury solicitor today.
Common types of accident claims that our Personal Injury Solicitors handle include car and road traffic accidents, whiplash compensation, motor bike accidents, cycling and pedestrian accidents, accidents at work, accidents in shops, supermarkets and slips and trip falls on the street due to unsafe pavements. We also have a specialist team of Medical Negligence Solicitors.
At Forbes our personal injury claims team includes specialist personal injury solicitors and personal injury lawyers who can help you recover your losses. We are recognised by The Law Society Personal Injury Panel, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and hold a Legal Service Commission (formerly Legal Aid) franchise for medical and clinical negligence cases. You can be sure that our No Win, No Fee personal injury Solicitors are experts, dedicated to getting the best possible results for accident victims.
Making a personal injury compensation claim could not be easier, we work on a No Win, No Fee basis and offer a free initial consultation, so please contact us today. We are happy to speak to you at your convenience. If you would prefer to see us face to face, please call in at any of our offices, or we can arrange to see you at home, at work or by video link. We have expert personal accident injury Solicitors at each of our offices based in Accrington, Blackburn, Preston and Leeds.
The Personal Injury Solicitors at Forbes understand people often think that they simply cannot afford legal advice and that help may be out of their reach. This is simply not true.
We offer free initial advice on your personal injury claim and work with you to ascertain whether you have a case. If we find you have a strong case we will discuss what options you have in regards to pursuing legal action with no obligation to continue your claim with us.
There are many options available for those needing legal advice regarding personal injury claims but the most common and cost effective on a no win, no fee basis.
Forbes Solicitors can offer a range of services but the most common is our no win, no fee service. This means that there is no upfront or on-going cost to you whatsoever as we obtain our fee at the conclusion of the claim. Alternatively, if your case is unsuccessful, you pay nothing.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors will go through the charges involved should your claim be successful and keep you informed every step of the way, explaining any legal jargon.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors are also able to offer their services via an hourly fee. In this case we will outline all costs involved and discuss how much your claim is likely to cost you.
For more information on our personal injury claim services, contact the experts at Forbes solicitors today.
You can usually claim for personal injury compensation if it is possible to establish some fault against another party after an incident which caused you harm or suffering. According to the Law Society, over three million people in the UK are injured in accidents every year. Personal injury law can be very complicated, so it is best to get the help of a qualified solicitor if you wish to claim for a personal injury to help make the claim much more straightforward. Forbes Solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis meaning we will not charge if the case fails. If the case is successful we will claim our costs from the other party and you will only be charged a small success fee. Generally, personal injury claims must be made within three years from the date of the injury. If the accident involved a child, then the three-year rule runs from the child's 18th birthday. There can sometimes be exceptions to this rule; so, for this, it's best to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
To claim for personal injury, your solicitor may need the following information:
If you want to claim for loss of earnings as part of your personal injury claim then your solicitor will need to see proof of your loss and any other financial expenses you may have incurred due to your injury.
You solicitor will be able to help determine if the case is likely to succeed and how much compensation you are likely to get.
Once the solicitor has taken on your case, they will need to do the following:
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful we will not charge you anything. If the claim is successful we will claim our base costs from the other party. For certain cases we may need to charge a success fee out of your damages, but this would be discussed with you in full before your case commences. Please call our help line 0800 689 0973 or click here to request a call back to discuss your claim, alternatively if you would prefer to discuss your claim in person you can call in at any of our offices in Accrington, Blackburn, Preston or Chorley.
Call our freephone and ask for a free consultation with a Personal Injury Solicitor or contact us by email today.
How much you will get from a personal injury compensation claim can vary, depending on the particulars of the case. As a general rule, you should be compensated for all losses caused by the other party's negligence. This may include:
In regards to your injuries, the amount of compensation will go up in accordance with the severity of the injury or injuries you have sustained. When compensation is taken into account, it is divided into two groups; 'General' and 'Special' damages:
Special damages are those which are easily quantifiable, like loss of earnings, medical expenses, taxi fares etc. To be able to be compensated for these expenses, you will need to try to make sure you keep a record, ideally receipts or invoices, of any expenditure you have occurred as a result of your injury.
General damages refer to 'damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity (inability to do the things you enjoy) How much you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. Most lawyers and judges will look back at past cases that are similar, to determine the amount of compensation awarded.
It will usually take about 6 months to bring a straightforward personal injury compensation claim to its end. It may take much longer depending on the following:
Use our Personal Injury Calculator to find out how much compensation you can claim for your injuries. Call our Personal Injury Solicitors for a free consultation on freephone 0800 689 0973 or contact us by email.
To begin with giving us details of the case either in person or over the telephone. Keeping a written record of any losses, receipts where possible and attending a doctors appointment so that a report can be prepared on your injuries.
You will only have to go to court if the person/persons or company you are holding liable for your injury disputes liability, fails to co-operate or offers an unreasonable settlement. The vast majority of cases are settled out of court.
If your claim does go to court, a solicitor may need to do the following:
You have 3 years from the date of the accident or 3 years from the date of knowledge of the circumstances giving rise to the claim. Children and those under a disability have much longer in which to claim.
Many complaints can be dealt with by the use of the Police's own complaints procedure, and indeed this is a pre-requisite to many claims against the Police. Generally this involves setting out the complaint to the Constabulary's head office which should then either investigate internally or refer the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate. Common complaints to the Police are matters such as damage to property during a search, loss of items of property whilst under Police control, or acting in an unprofessional manner.
At Forbes we deal with a wide variety of different Actions Against Detaining Authorities, including but not limited to the following:
False Imprisonment occurs when a person is deprived of their liberty without lawful reason or excuse. This often occurs when a person is arrested without reasonable suspicion that an offence has been committed, or where they are detained by somebody other than a Police Officer (e.g. a security guard) when no offence has actually been committed. Sometimes people are imprisoned but detained longer than ordered by the Court due to a miscalculation of release dates or incorrect drafting of the court order itself.
Malicious Prosecution occurs when a person is subjected to a prosecution for a crime out of malice or spite by the prosecuting authority. Such cases are very rare, except where deliberate falsification of evidence can be proved. The prosecution must have terminated in favour of the person claiming malicious prosecution, either by acquittal or the case being thrown out, and it must be proved that the prosecution maliciously pursued the case without grounds for doing so.
Assault and trespass covers any situation where a person has touched a person or property without lawful authority. Many of these cases arise out of a period of abuse but there are other situations when they may occur, such as the unlawful entry on to property resulting in damage.
Negligence arises when there is a breach of a duty of care resulting in loss. Duties of care come about in many situations, usually when somebody's actions could foreseeably result in a loss to another person. The Personal Injury department deals with most types of negligence claim, but there are other situations which come within the AADA remit. Examples include the failure by a court to notify the Police of a change in bail conditions, with the result that a person is arrested for breach of bail conditions which no longer exist or have been changed, or the failure by the Police to update the Police National Computer to reflect accurate information resulting in loss.
Personal Injuries sustained at work, on the road, or on public or private property will be dealt with by the Personal Injury Department. However, injuries can also be sustained during an arrest or whilst in prison. These claims can arise on their own or become part and parcel of another claim, such as false imprisonment.
We operate a Community Legal Services franchise which allows cases to be funded by Legal Aid, subject to satisfaction of the financial eligibility and case merits criteria. In some cases we can offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (No Win No Fee Agreement) in the alternative.