How do I know that I am entitled to a claim?
You are entitled to claim for compensation if you have suffered from an injury or disease which another person or organisation is at least partly to blame through either negligence or carelessness. These can include an accident at work, a road traffic accident, medical negligence, industrial disease or one of various other personal injury claims. If you have suffered psychologically as well as physically, and have the necessary evidence, you may be able to claim for this as well.
How much will it cost me to claim?
Nothing. Lawson Taylor operates on a no win no fee basis. We will pay all the legal fees as well as reimbursing costs such as payments to obtain medical records.
What does no win no fee mean?
It simply means that if we are not successful in obtaining your compensation you will pay us nothing. No win no fee is an initiative started in 1995 that provides people of all backgrounds and financial means access to the legal system.
Visit our no win no fee page for more information.
How long will my claim take?
It depends on the type of claim that you wish to make. Road traffic accident and personal injury claims usually take between 9-12 months, whereas industrial disease claims can take 18 months or more due to the research and investigation that must occur before a formal claim can be made. Lawson Taylor promises that we will do everything in our power to resolve your case as quickly as possible, without compromising it.
Can I transfer my case file from another solicitor to Lawson Taylor?
Yes, your file can be transferred to us at any point during your claim. After you contact us, we will professionally arrange everything with your old solicitor and your file will be promptly reviewed. This process will not cost you anything.
How long after my accident or disease am I able to make a claim?
With personal injuries, there is a general rule that a claim can be made within three years of the accident or date that the client had knowledge of the injury or condition. Anything over three years may be considered by the court but an application to the court is usually required before the claim can be made. Under 21s have three years from the date that they turn 18 to pursue a claim for an incident at any age. At Lawson Taylor we encourage you to contact us as early as possible when you wish to start a claim.
Can I claim if I have not received medical advice?
Yes you can, but you may have to seek consultation from a legal medical specialist. However, this will of course be paid for by Lawson Taylor.