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Accident claim information

Accidents happen every day and result in thousands of people suffering personal injury every year. In many cases the accident and consequent injury is through no fault of the injured person but is caused by someone else. Some common types of accident which may occur are:-

  1. Road traffic accidents - injuries to vehicle occupants, pedestrians, cyclists
  2. Accidents at work including industrial diseases
  3. Accidents in public places
  4. Injuries caused by defective goods or products
  5. Medical or dental negligence

An injured person may have a right to compensation from the person or party responsible for the accident. Compensation can be payable under various headings such as pain and suffering, financial loss eg. loss of wages, medical or other expenses incurred, loss of future earnings, loss of amenity, loss of enjoyment of life.

In order to claim successfully it will be necessary to prove that the person was negligent and that the negligence caused the accident resulting in the injury. Where a claim is being pursued for specific items of financial loss or expense, satisfactory evidence will be required to support the amount being claimed.

Certain areas of claim such as pain and suffering, loss of future earnings, loss of amenity will normally be assessed by the court.

With certain exceptions a claim for personal injury compensation must be brought within three years of the accident.

Personal injury compensation claims are complicated and it is essential to use the services of a solicitor experienced in this type of claim.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case if you complete our Online Application Form. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

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Testimonials
Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case