Personal injury solicitors

Accidents happen. In some cases, we can only blame ourselves. In other cases, another person’s negligence is directly responsible for an accident or serious injury. At Talbots Law, our experience helps innocent parties receive the justice they deserve for an injury that could have been avoided.

After sustaining an injury through no fault of your own, recovery should be your main priority. Part of getting your life back on track is receiving compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced and the costs surrounding the injury. What we don’t want you to do is worry. Year in year out, our personal injury solicitors have given a helping hand to victims of accidents by assisting them to make a claim and receive well-deserved compensation. So, while we focus on strengthening your claim, you can focus on you.

Why choose Talbots personal injury solicitors?

Talbots Law has succeeded with just about every type of accident where we have proved that somebody else was to blame. So whatever type of accident you’ve suffered, we can represent you. When you seek our services, we’ll aim to be more than just your lawyer. Throughout the process, we’ll be completely dedicated in ensuring your road to recovery is smooth, offering advice and recommending healthcare or medical services that could be of use. Where finance is concerned, we’ll do what it takes to ensure you are compensated for your injury.

Personal Injury FAQ

How do I make a personal injury claim?
The first step is to contact us. One of our expert personal injury solicitors will answer your call and ask you to submit all the details of your injury. The next step is to build your claim. We’ll need you to provide medical records as proof of your health prior to the injury, and we may need to interview any witnesses to strengthen your case.

We will then submit the claim to the defendant, who will either respond to the letter accepting or denying liability for the injury.

If they accept, negotiation will take place outside of court to agree on an offer for compensation. If the defendant denies responsibility, we will advise you on whether Court proceedings are necessary. In this case, we’ll challenge the defendant and request compensation from the courts.

Will I have to go to Court?
Most personal injury cases won’t see a courtroom. After we’ve built a strong case with evidence to back it up, we’ll submit our claim to the defendant, requesting compensation. Most cases see the person liable for the injury accepting the request and settling it outside of Court. However, if they reject the claim, matters might get slightly more complicated and could be followed by Court proceedings. If your claim gets rejected, our personal injury lawyers will be by your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.

How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, such as:

  • The severity of the injury
  • The loss of income due to sickness leave
  • Any past or future expenses related to the injury
  • Any damage caused to your property during the accident

Once we have assessed all these factors, we’ll present you with a figure that we believe your claim is worth. We’ll also ask how much you’re willing to accept, and whether you would be willing to accept an offer to settle, also known as a Part 36 offer. We’ll advise you on whether you should make this kind of offer, depending on the circumstances.

How long will my claim take?
For simple injuries: slips, trips and falls, the process shouldn’t take longer than 8 months. However, if the injury is prolonged and you require a greater amount of compensation, or the defendant denies liability, it can take longer to negotiate a settlement. In this case, it may be possible to apply for interim payments until the case is settled.

If you have been injured and believe someone else is at fault, get in touch with our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors on 0800 118 1500 for advice and representation.

  • Amy Tsang
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      • Bryan Colley
      • Director of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
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