If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. RM legal are no win no fee injury solicitors who specialise in claims arising out of all types of injuries.
Your claim will be handled by one of our experienced personal injury compensation lawyers who will guide you through the legal and medical issues and keep you fully informed every step of the way. We may even provide access to funded private medical rehabilitation should you need it to help you recover.
What can I claim for?
Generally speaking, there are two areas of damages which you can claim for, namely, general and special damages
These are damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of the accident. The level of damages that you will receive depends on a number of factors such as;
- The severity of the injury and the pain which was suffered
- The speed of recovery and likely prognosis of recovery time
- The effect that the injuries have had on the individual's work and normal daily activities
These relate to the specific items of losses which are incurred as a result of the accident. This can include (but not limited to):
- Vehicle repair costs or policy excess
- Hire of a replacement vehicle
- Loss of earnings
- Treatment costs
How to make a claim
If you wish to make an enquiry about a personal injury claim, please contact our dedicated personal injury team on 023 8092 6060 who will be more than happy to assist you. Alternatively, please fill in our enquiry form and someone will contact you to discuss your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use RM legal?
RM Legal’s personal injury lawyers have a number of years experience dealing with a range of personal injury claims.
How much will it cost me to claim?
When we take your injury case on, it will be funded on a no win no fee basis. This means if your claim is not successful, we agree not to charge you any fees but you may be responsible to pay disbursements such as the After The Event [ATE] insurance premium or investigation fee which may be payable to third parties.
If you win your claim, you pay our basic charges, our expenses and disbursements and a success fee together with the premium for any insurance you take out. Pursuant to current legislation came into force on 1st April 2013 you are entitled to seek recovery from your opponent/Third Party Insurers a part or all of our basic charges and our expenses and disbursements, but not the success fee or any insurance premium.
The success fee is set at between 50% and 100% of our basic charges, where the claim concludes at trial; or between 25% and 50% where the claim concludes before a trial has commenced.
We will limit the total amount of charges, success fees, expenses and disbursements (inclusive of VAT) payable by you (net of any contribution to your costs paid by your opponent) to a maximum of 30% of the compensation you receive from Road Traffic Accident [RTA] claim. There may be a variation of retention your compensation [which could be over 30%] for all other injury claims depending upon recoverable disbursements from the Third Party Insurers.
How much will I receive in damages?
Each case is dealt with on an individual basis and any award will be based on the factors specified in “what can I claim for” above. Once we have further details about your injuries, we will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate for the amount of compensation you are likely to receive. We always endeavour to obtain the maximum possible compensation for our clients.
How long will my claim take?
Each case we handle is very different so it is not always possible accurately to predict how long a particular claim will take. Factors affecting the length of a claim include liability and the seriousness of your injuries. However, the majority of claims settle between 6 and 9 months.
Are there any time limits I should be aware of?
If you wish to claim for personal injury, you have 3 years after the date of the accident to make a claim. If the accident happened before you reached the age of 18, then you have 3 years from the date of your 18th birthday to bring a claim.
Please fill in our enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss your personal injury enquiry.