Making a personal injury claim
We see all too often how injuries, both minor and serious can have a massive impact on an individual’s life, and on those around them. It is therefore paramount that everything is put in place to best aid recovery, and help cope with the challenges being injured brings.
We can advise you regarding the procedure of bringing a claim, including notifying the defendants and their insurers, formulating the allegations of negligence and/or breach of statutory duty, obtaining the evidence necessary to prove your claim including medical evidence setting out in detail the injuries that you have sustained, the treatment that you have received and containing an opinion and prognosis for the future. We can conduct negotiations in respect of both liability and quantum.
There are two types of damages that you can recover:
- General damages – covering any pain, suffering and loss of amenity
- Special damages – covering loss of earnings, damage to property or personal items, and medical expenses
Personal injury claims must generally be brought within 3 years of the date of the accident or the date that you knew that you sustained serious injury or illness as a result (for example, in disease claims).
We will assess your immediate needs and, if necessary, arrange appointments for support and care services, like physiotherapy.
Why use Keoghs for your personal injury claim
As a result of our extensive legal knowledge and experience of handling claims for nearly 300 years, we have gained an enviable reputation as a leading personal injury solicitor.
Once you get in touch, we will work hard to quickly establish the details of your accident and injuries. This enables us to offer you tailored legal advice on the best way for you to proceed, to ensure we can then secure the maximum amount of compensation for you and with the minimum amount of stress.
Our expert legal team are experienced in dealing with a range of claims, including:
- Accidents in the home
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Holiday accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Workplace accidents
The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases, vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermatitis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
Get in touch
For free and impartial advice on your personal injury claim, please contact one of our specialist personal injury solicitors today by filling out a form or calling us on 0161 928 9321. John Gorner specialises in complex personal injury claims and is based in our Altrincham office and we also have offices in Stockport and Macclesfield.
We provide a bespoke high quality professional service. It is therefore important that we see our clients in person both at the start of the case and from time to time thereafter. Due to logistical and time constraints for both clients and ourselves, as a general rule most of our clients are based in the North West including Cumbria and the Peak District, North Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.