Personal Injury

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury is the term used to describe an injury, physical or psychological, sustained by an individual, including injuries such as whiplash, fractures and sprains.
If the injury has been caused by the negligence or breach of duty of another party, the injured person may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Read more below to find out what is covered within a personal injury claim.

Accidents at work

If you have suffered an injury during the course of your employment, due to the negligence and/or breach of statutory duties by your employers, MRH Solicitors can help you to recover damages, that is, compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated solicitors who specialise in workplace and industrial accidents, have dealt with a wide range of workplace accidents.
UK Health and Safety legislation is designed to protect employees and to reduce the risk of accident and injury in the workplace. If you have been involved in an accident at work then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and the associated financial losses, for example, loss of earnings whilst off work recovering from your injuries.

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Slip/Trip Accidents

Slips and trips are one on the most common forms of accidents. If a slip or fall happens in a public place, on the street, at work, the shopping mall or elsewhere, then the party who is responsible for the property is liable to compensate you for your injury.
Every year thousands of people are injured as a result of accidents in public places. A simple slip can cause very serious injuries such as back injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and head injuries. If you have had an accident in a public place and received medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Criminal Injury Claims

If you have been a blameless victim of violence, experienced physical injury and/or psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime or other incidents in which you have suffered from criminal injury within the last 2 years, you may be entitled to seek criminal injuries compensation.
Our expert lawyers have helped many clients claim criminal injury compensation after a range of different incidents, often through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme.

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Fatal Accidents

The loss of a loved one is a devastating event and can place an enormous strain on you and your family. In addition to the emotional worries, there may also be the added worry of how you will cope financially long term. If the death of your loved one has been caused by somebody else, then you and your family may be able to claim compensation.
Each year collisions on the roads in the U.K, accidents at work, industrial disease and medical negligence account collectively for thousands of serious injuries and unfortunately in a significant number of deaths.

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How do i make a personal injury claim?

We provide a free initial advice and no obligation service. We will at your convenience arrange to visit you at your home. Please contact us on 01204 535333 or alternatively, please complete an enquiry form here.

How long will it take?

Its very difficult to predict how long a claim will take. There are two main factors which are taken into consideration when making a claim.
Liability - This is where it is decided who was to blame for the accident, thus determining who was to blame for your injury.
Medical Evidence - This is where you will need to prove your injuries, and it will be assessed to find out what the impact of those injuries has had to your quality of life.

Does it matter how long ago the injury occurred?

As a general rule in order to claim compensation for personal injury you must have sustained the injury in the last 3 years and in most cases very soon after the incident that you were involved in.

Our Case Studies

We have worked on thousands of cases over the last 19 years. View some of our case studies, to see how we have helped others just like you.

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