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How do I start to make a claim?
It is very easy and straightforward to start the process with Leech & Co – just call one of our specialist lawyers to discuss your accident and we will provide you with initial free advice without any obligations. Our lawyers will very quickly be able to tell you whether or not you have a case.
If you decide to instruct us on your case, we will then advise you how we will progress your case and the options available to you.
So, if you want to discuss your accident with us, just call us on 0161 749 9000 or contact us here.
How long will it take to receive my compensation?
The time it takes to progress and conclude a case for injuries and losses will depend on the circumstances of each case. Some cases can be settled within a month, but some cases will take much longer.
However, we will not charge any fees until your case has been concluded and you have received your compensation. Most importantly, if your case is unsuccessful we will not charge you a penny.
How much will my case cost?
We will provide you with very clear, straightforward and detailed advice about the costs of the case and our fee arrangements at the beginning of the case and before we ask you to sign anything.
Although other fee arrangements are available (for example you may have a legal expenses policy as part of an insurance policy you already have) a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement is usually the best option for most clients. We do not ask for any upfront fees, there are no hidden charges and we will never leave you out of pocket. Most importantly, if your case is unsuccessful you will pay nothing at all.
Is there a time-limit for making a claim for my injuries?
In most cases, you have three years from the date of an accident to make a claim i.e. court proceedings must be issued within this period. This is called the limitation Period. If court proceedings are not started within this period, then you cannot proceed with your case i.e. you are statute barred. There are exceptions to this rule, but only in very specific and limited circumstances.
Also, certain cases are subject to shorter Limitation Periods than 3 years, for example criminal injuries cases and accidents which happened outside of the UK, including on planes and boats.
Cases involving children are subject to different Limitation rules. The three year Limitation Period for childrens’ cases runs from their 18th birthday.
Therefore, please don’t delay if you wish to pursue your case for compensation and do not wait until shortly before the end of the Limitation Period before contacting a solicitor as the case must be fully investigated and important steps taken before court proceedings can be issued.
It is always better to contact a solicitor as soon as possible following your accident. Please call us to discuss your accident and we can discuss the time limits that apply to your case.
Any other questions?
We are sure you will have a lot of questions about your accident and your case, for example will I need a medical report, will I have to disclose my medical records, will I have to attend court, will I have to inform my employer, will I have to take time off from work etc. Our specialist lawyers can discuss your accident and your case with you and provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions. If we do not know the answer to your question, we will go away to research the issue and then call you back as soon as possible to discuss the matter further.
So, give us a call on 0161 749 9000 to talk to our specialists lawyers and we can start to answer your questions straightaway.
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