We are a modern law firm with offices in London and Harrogate. At Wildwood Legal, our team of personal injury lawyers specialise in all types of personal injury claims for our clients. We act for a variety of clients; however, they all share one common issue. They have a legal problem, and they need help fixing it. That’s where we come in.
Our Managing Director, Stephen Hattersley, has been dealing with claims for compensation for around 25 years and has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for accident victims.
We are a professional, forward-thinking, easy-going firm. We know that it can be a daunting experience contacting personal injury solicitors; therefore, we always focus on trying to put our clients at ease.
We guarantee that you will not find better levels of client care anywhere else. We offer clear advice about our conditional fee agreement as well as all of the steps required throughout the claims process. Our knowledge in personal injury law has been obtained through many years of experience.
Our firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Therefore, we provide everything needed to meet their high standards meaning that we are a trusted Law firm.
Our mission is to provide you with an easy and efficient service that will make you highly recommend us to others.
If you have sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Types of personal injury claims
Wildwood Legal have assisted thousands of clients in pursuing claims involving personal injury due to a third party’s negligence .
The most common types of claims we assist with include:
If you were injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Contact us today for a free, initial consultation.
Personal injury solicitors London: How much compensation will I receive?
There are many different types of claims. For example, claims can vary from accident at work claims, public accident claims, medical negligence claims, clinical negligence claims or more specific claims such as spinal injury or fatal injury claims.
When finding out that you can make a claim, one of the first questions that may come to mind is ‘how much compensation will I receive for this claim?’. The answer to this question is that we do not have a specific figure that we can give you for the amount of compensation you can receive from your claim.
As the case progresses, we will discuss the various items that we can try to recover for you and how much you are likely to receive. This amount can, and often does, change throughout the case as the medical evidence develops and the recovery process occurs.
It is very difficult to advise on the value of the claim with any accuracy until very late in the claim.
A claim for personal injury is made up of two sections; in legal terms, we call these general damages and special damages.
General Damages: This is the amount you will receive for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as all the difficulty you faced as a result of this.
To calculate this amount for your suffered injury compensation, we look at previous cases which are similar to yours, together with guidelines that are issued to Judges who decide the outcome of such claims if they go to Court. Your case will be valued on the basis of your injuries as described by a suitably qualified medical expert.
Special Damages: These are any direct financial losses that you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. Typically, these may include loss of earnings up to the settlement, loss of earnings in the future, medical costs or the costs of care provided to you.
Personal injury solicitors London: What Should I do After I Have Had An Accident?
Ensure that you seek medical attention from a Doctor/General Practitioner soon after your accident, as you may find that the extent of the injury is much more serious than you had originally thought.
Having an official medical report will only strengthen your case further against a negligent employer. It could be used as crucial evidence to prove that you are suffering from an injury. It can also be used to calculate any pay entitlements and benefits that you could be awarded in a successful claim.
You should report the accident to the party responsible as soon as possible and ask that they make a record of the incident for you to review and sign. You should request a copy of this report.
You may also be required to provide further evidence to prove negligence following an accident at work. Below are just a few pieces of evidence that you could be asked to provide:
· Any witness statements alongside their contact details
· CCTV footage of the accident occurring (if available)
· Official records of the injuries sustained
· Any photos that you have of where the accident occurred or photos of the injuries that you sustained
· Evidence that you reported an accident to the correct person, whether that was an employer or a person in charge
After you have sustained an accident, it is in your best interest to talk to a solicitor as soon as possible as they can discuss your entitlements with you and advise you on your options going forward. Personal injury Solicitors from law firms can also provide clarity on whether you have been wrongly injured as they are legal experts and specialise in these types of compensation claims.
The law on time limits for making a claim can be complicated. However, the general rule is that you have three years from the date of the injury to have either settled your claim or started Court proceedings.
The three-year deadline commences from the date that the accident occurred or from the date on which you realised that your injury was associated with your accident.
How long does it take to make a personal injury claim?
Our personal injury solicitors, London do their best to progress your claim as quickly as possible; we must allow a certain amount of time under the Court Rules for Defendants to respond.
However, you should never settle your claim until your injuries have either resolved or started to improve. Settling earlier than this would run the risk of you not receiving maximum compensation.
When someone has serious injuries, it can take a long time before the medical evidence, and the associated financial losses can be finalised. We will always try and keep you advised on what we believe are realistic timescales for your case.
Personal injury solicitors London: How much does it cost to make a compensation claim?
We will always be 100% transparent about what our charges are; if we take on your case, we will almost always do so on a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a no win no fee agreement).
This means that if you do not win your case, you do not pay us any fees at all. However, if we win the case, we take a small percentage of your compensation, which we will agree with you beforehand, to cover our costs.
We will never ask you to sign anything until you are completely happy with our proposed terms.
Personal Injury Solicitors London: Will I need to sign lots of documents?
Initially, we will just need you to sign the Conditional Fee Agreement which allows us to act on your behalf. Depending how far the claim progresses, we may need you to sign:
A List of Documents – this is a list which sets out details of any relevant documents in your possession;
A Witness Statement;
Particulars of Claim – this sets out the nature and basis of the claim against the Defendants;
Schedule of Loss – this sets out details of your financial losses arising from the accident.
How Can Wildwood Legal, personal injury solicitors London help?
When it comes to personal injury, the consequences can be devastating as a person can be faced with a long period of absence from work and a real financial struggle. That’s where our specialist personal injury solicitors come in. At Wildwood legal, our personal injury team will give you legal advice about the personal injury claim that you may be entitled to.
If we take on your case, we will do our utmost to get your personal injury case set up and then progress your case as quickly as possible. If liability is clear-cut, we will try and obtain an interim payment for you at an early stage to ease any financial worries whilst you recover.
We are also happy to review your case if you are already in the middle of a claim to see if the case is being progressed properly; we often take on accident claims for clients who are unsatisfied with the personal injury solicitors they are currently using.
It does not matter if you cannot meet with us in our Harrogate or London offices as we regularly act for clients who are based all around the country, and in England and Wales, using modern technology.
We promise to guide you through every step of the claims process and do our very best to get the maximum possible level of compensation for you. You can contact us by phone at 01423 209 046 or by email at email@example.com.
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