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Personal Injury Compensation Claim

Am I entitled to make a Personal Injury Claim for Compensation?
  Criteria for making a Personal Injury Compensation Claim
What type of Personal Injury Compensation Claims do Thompsons deal with?
  Thompsons Solicitors can help you with your Personal Injury Compensation Claim
Why should I choose Thompsons Solicitors to deal with my Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
  About Thompsons Solicitors
What should I do now I have been injured?
  Starting a Personal Injury Compensation Claim 

Am I entitled to make a Personal Injury Claim for Compensation?

Criteria for making a Personal Injury Compensation Case

Basically, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury, illness or disease as a result of another person’s negligence, you can make a personal injury claim for compensation. The term “personal injury” is used to describe all types of injury from broken bones, to food poisoning or even asbestosis.

With all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party and once you appoint a personal injury compensation solicitor, they will assist you in compiling your evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers.

Every personal injury compensation claim is very different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most accident compensation claims are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress this far.

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What type of Personal Injury Compensation Claims do Thompsons deal with?

Thompsons Solicitors can help you with your Personal Injury Compensation Claim

At Thompsons Solicitors we are experienced in dealing with all different types of personal injury compensation claims.  We have specialist units of solicitors based in our network of offices throughout the UK who have expertise in dealing with even the most unusual type of personal injury compensation claim.  Below, you will find some examples of the types of personal injury compensation claims we can help you with.  If your personal injury claim doesn't feature below; however, contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you in more detail.

Traffic Accident
Accident at Work
Illness or Disease contracted through Work
Clinical Negligence / Medical Negligence
Dangerous Product
Armed Forces / Military Personnel Injury
Serious Injury
Environmental Health and Hazards in the Environment
Accident in a Public Place

Traffic Accident

Road accidents are probably one of the most common type of accidents to happen and Thompsons have specialist road traffic accident units within many of our offices which deal exclusively with traffic accident personal injury compensation claims.  There are many different types of road accidents which cause injuries including pedestrians being hit by a vehicle, passengers being injured, drivers being injured as well as cyclists and motorcyclists being knocked off their vehicles.

Injuries in road accidents can range from minor whiplash injuries to serious injuries or even fatalities.  Whatever the level of your injury, it is important that you have a specialist personal injury solicitor dealing with your personal injury compensation claim.

To read more about the type of road traffic accident personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with, visit our road accidents page.  On this page, you will find testimonials from some clients we have helped with their personal injury claim as well as news stories we have published about some of the personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with. You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury claim further.

Accident at Work

Workplaces are now safer places to be than ever before; however, accidents at work do unfortunately still happen.  It is an employer's duty to look after the welfare of his / her staff by providing a safe place to work, safe working practices and safety equipment where necessary.

At Thompsons, we have dealt with personal injury compensation claims for many different types of accidents at work such as cases involving employees lifting heavy objects, dangerous machinery, falls from heights, trips and slips in the workplace and many more.  We also campaign together with Trade Unions to make workplaces safer still.

To read more about the type of workplace accident personal injury claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our accidents at work page.  On this page, you will find testimonials from some clients we have helped with their personal injury compensation claim as well as news stories we have published about some of the personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury claim further.

Illness or Disease contracted through Work

At Thompsons Solicitors, we have teams of specialists who work exclusively on personal injury compensation claims for clients who have contracted illnesses or diseases as a result of their working environment.  We have a wealth of experience in handling personal injury claims of this nature and are always happy to review a potential personal injury compensation claim and let you know if we can help.

Some of the illnesses and diseases we hear about most frequently include Industrial Deafness, Vibration White Finger, Chemical Poisoning, Dermatitis and of course, all of the asbestos related illnesses such as pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Sadly the vast majority of these illnesses and diseases could have been prevented if employers had kept their workforce safe by implementing safe working practices and providing the appropriate safety wear.

To read more about the type of workplace illness / workplace disease personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our industrial diseases page. On this page, you will find testimonials from some clients we have helped with their personal injury compensation claim as well as news stories we have published about some of the personal injury claims we have dealt with.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

Clinical Negligence / Medical Negligence

Another one of Thompsons Solicitors' specialist areas is clinical negligence or medical negligence compensation claims.  We have teams of expert solicitors based across our network of offices throughout the UK who exclusively deal with clinical negligence personal injury compensation claims.

Clinical negligence claims need to be dealt with much differently to other personal injury compensation claims; therefore, you need to ensure that you have a specialist clinical negligence solicitor dealing with your personal injury claim.

Clinical negligence can arise in all sorts of different circumstances and some of the most common clinical negligence personal injury compensation claims we deal with result from misdiagnosis of some form, surgical errors and birth injuries.

To read more about the type of clinical negligence / medical negligence personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our clinical negligence page. On this page, you will find testimonials from some clients we have helped with their personal injury compensation claim as well as news stories we have published about some of the personal injury claims we have dealt with.  You can also contact us to discuss your clinical negligence personal injury compensation claim further.

Dangerous Product

Dangerous products and faulty products can cause injuries, which range from minor cuts and bruises to much more serious injuries such as amputations, serious burns or spinal damage.

Some of the most common faulty product personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with at Thompsons Solicitors include cases involving hair dyes or other cosmetics which burn the skin, faulty chairs which have collapsed and caused someone to fall and dangerous power tools which have broken and injured the user.

To read more about the type of dangerous product / faulty product personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our product liability claims page.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

Armed Forces / Military Personnel Injury

Some personal injury compensation claims for members of the armed forces can be dealt with in the same way as a personal injury compensation claim for any other member of the public; however, there are certain rules and regulations which mean that some personal injury compensation claims for military personnel have to be dealt with differently.

At Thompsons, we have specialist solicitors who are expert in dealing with personal injury compensation claims against the Ministry of Defence.  We will be able to review your personal injury claim and advise you of whether you can claim compensation and if so, which route to take.

To read more about the type of armed forces personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our armed forces page.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

Serious Injury

If you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury, you need a specialist solicitor experienced in dealing with catastrophic personal injury compensation claims to help you.  At Thompsons Solicitor we have a wealth of experience of dealing with very serious personal injury compensation claims such as spinal injuries or head injuries and brain injuries.

Personal injury compensation claims for serious injuries are extremely important as the injured person will probably be relying heavily on their compensation to pay for medical treatment and adaptations to their house or car.  The compensation from their personal injury claim will, in some cases need to last for the rest of their lives to support them.

To read more about the type of serious personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our serious injuries page. On this page, you will find testimonials from some clients we have helped with their personal injury compensation claim as well as news stories we have published about some of the personal injury claims we have dealt with.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

Environmental Health and Hazards in the Environment

Unfortunately, these days we are sometimes exposed to hazardous substances in our environment.  The hazardous substances could be in the form of smoke or gas coming from a factory of some sort or could be in the form of liquid leaking from an industrial building perhaps. 

Some of the most common personal injury compensation claims relating to environmental health and hazards in the environment we have dealt with here at Thompsons Solicitors relate to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, injuries caused by Pesticides and Bacterial Food Poisoning.

To read more about the type of environmental heath and hazards in the environment personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our Hazards in the Environment page.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

Accident in a Public Place

Accidents in public places are very common and if the accident was someone else's fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.  Some of the most common types of personal injury claims we hear about at Thompsons Solicitors include cases where a person has injured themselves due to a badly maintained path or road or cases where a personal injury has been caused by a shopping centre or supermarket which has not been kept clean and safe for people to walk through.

Personal injuries from these types of accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to serious fractures and lacerations.

To read more about the type of pubic liability personal injury compensation claims we have dealt with in the past, visit our accidents in public places page.  You can also contact us to discuss your personal injury compensation claim further.

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Why should I choose Thompsons Solicitors to deal with my Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

About Thompsons Solicitors

Thompsons Solicitors will always endeavour to obtain the maximum amount of personal injury compensation for you in the minimum amount of time.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

Read a news story we have published about Injured people rejecting the Government’s claims reforms.  To read any of the other news stories we have published, visit our News Desk.

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What should I do now I have been injured?

Starting a Personal Injury Compensation Claim  

If you or someone you know thinks they have a valid personal injury compensation claim, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.

To help your case, you should report the accident to the person responsible for it as soon as possible, make a note of your accident in the accident book if possible, take names and addresses of witnesses to the accident and if appropriate take photographs of the area where the accident happened.

If you are intending to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence.

There are strict time limits in place to make any personal injury compensation claim.  For further information, contact us or visit our Questions Answered page.

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