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Personal Injury FAQ

Our answers to the frequently asked questions. If you need any further help please contact us.

What is a Personal Injury?

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau gives the following advice as to what constitutes a personal injury:

A personal injury can be:

  • a physical injury, disease or illness, or
  • a psychological injury or illness.

A personal injury could result in death.

Examples of personal injuries are:

  • an injury at work. This includes work-related illnesses such as a disease caused by working with asbestos
  • a psychological illness caused by stress at work
  • an injury caused in a traffic accident
  • an injury received as a result of faulty goods or services
  • an injury caused if you trip over paving stones
  • a psychological illness suffered as a result of abuse as a child
  • an injury caused by errors in hospital treatment or by vaccinations
  • a physical or psychological injury sustained by a victim in the course of a crime
  • a psychological illness caused by discrimination or harassment in your work-place.

Am I eligible to claim compensation?

Contact us, and we will give you professional advice about your situation. You can also use our online form to find out if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

How will I pay for pursuing a claim?

We can advise you about this when we discuss your claim. There are various sources of financial assistance that could be pursued, depending on the nature of your particular situation.

For more online information about whether you qualify for Legal Help, you can use the eligibility calculator on the Ministry of Justice website.

How long will it take for my claim to be considered, processed and resolved?

This will depend entirely on the nature of your claim. Contact us us for further information.