Personal Injury Claims
Have you been involved in an accident that was not your fault? If so, we can help.
Our dedicated, multilingual team has successfully represented thousands of clients who have suffered personal injury, from minor whiplash injuries to catastrophic brain injuries.
Our experts provide first-class legal advice, tailored to your specific needs, that will maximise your compensation. They will tenaciously fight your corner so you get the result you deserve. Whatever your personal injury, Mergul Law is here to help.
We specialise in the following areas:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents Involving Uninsured Drivers
- Accidents Involving Pedestrians
- Accidents & Injuries at Work
- Accidents in Public Places
- Accidents Involving Children
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- Accidents and Injuries Caused by Faulty Products
- Stress Claims
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
What is personal injury?
Personal injury is the legal term used to refer to an injury (physical or mental) or illness caused or exacerbated by someone else’s negligence.
1. What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is the legal process for recovering compensation for illness or injuries, along with any other losses, arising from an accident that was someone else’s fault.
2. How do I know if I can make a claim?
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in the past three years because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. You can find out if you have a claim by calling us on 0203 876 7643 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Are there any time limits for making a personal injury claim?
You must bring a personal injury claim within 3 years from the date you suffered injury or the date you became aware of the injury. This is strict deadline and if you miss it you cannot normally make a claim. If you are unsure about whether the time limit for making your claim has passed, call us on 0203 876 7643 or email us at email@example.com.
4. What is the cost of making a personal injury claim and how do I fund it?
Costs in personal injury cases vary depending upon the size and nature of the case. But do not worry about this. There are several ways to fund a personal injury claim so all your costs are covered. If you are part of a trade union, you can check if you are eligible for free legal services as a part of your membership. You might also have legal expenses insurance which can fund your claim. If you are not a member of a trade union or do not have legal expenses insurance, we can deal with your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis through a conditional fee agreement.
‘No win, no fee’ is a term used to describe an agreement between lawyer and client, whereby legal fees only become payable in certain circumstances. If your claim for personal-injury compensation is unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything. If, on the other hand, you win your case, you may have to pay us a percentage of your compensation (see below).
Many types of claim can be dealt with on a ‘no, win no fee’ basis, including:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic Accidents
- Clinical/medical negligence
- Motorbike accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
5. How much compensation can I get?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on several factors, including the severity of your pain and suffering; the time needed for recovery; treatment costs; and other relevant financial costs. We will advise you of the value of you claim as soon as possible.
6. How long will it take to get my compensation?
This depends on the circumstances and nature of your claim. If your claim is relatively straightforward, you could receive your compensation within a few months. However, if your claim is complicated it could take longer to reach a settlement. Our team will work to resolve your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
7. Is Mergul Law a Claims Management Company?
No. We are a firm of fully qualified solicitors who are regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
8. Do I have to attend your offices?
No. We can deal with your claim electronically (via telephone, email and video conferences). But if you wish to see your file handler in person, you are welcome to come to our offices. The address can be found on our ‘Home page’ and ‘Contact Us’ page.
9. Can I transfer my claim to you from my current solicitor?
Yes. We will just need your written consent to transfer your file of papers to us.
10. Who will handle my claim?
Your claim will be handled by a qualified solicitor specialising in personal injury.