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Accident injury damages

Anyone suffering personal injury in an accident is likely to have a legal entitlement to financial compensation if it can be proved that the accident was caused wholly or partly by the negligence of another person or party. The accident may occur on the road, in the workplace or elsewhere but if negligence can be established there is likely to be a right to claim damages.

Damages may be payable for various items but come under two main headings - Special Damages and General Damages.

Under the heading of Special Damages come items which can be accurately be assessed such as medical, travelling and other expenses incurred, loss of earnings, loss of or damage to property etc.

General Damages are awarded to compensate the victim for such items as pain and suffering, loss of amenity and loss of enjoyment of life. A number of factors need to be taken into account here and these damages are assessed by the court.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

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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Cyclist knocked over by car
Mr G was knocked off his bicycle by a car pulling out of a side road, fracturing his left leg. The defendant insurers blamed him for the accident alleging he had ridden on the pavement and not given way to their car. Cooks obtained photographs and sketch plans of the accident site and agreed with Mr G to issue his claim. As soon as the documents were lodged with the Court, the defendant insurers accepted liability and settled the claim in the sum of £5,420.58. He said:
"Excellent service – I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice that I received from my Solicitor. No regrets choosing Cooks Legal 100%."
Mr G from Middlesex

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*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