Personal injury claims FAQs

Have I got a claim?

You can make a claim for injuries and losses sustained as a result of an accident, if a person, business or organisation is proven to be either entirely or partly to blame. You should always obtain legal advice before discussing matters with any other party.

An injury may be physical or psychological and can be as a result of a variety of different accidents including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping over a raised flag stone, a faulty product or an illness caused by your working environment.

Our accident solicitors will be able to advise whether you have a claim, and guide you through the procedure that will follow. They will advise on who is considered to be responsible for the accident and whether negligence can be proven against them, as well as the types of compensation you may be able to recover.

How long will a personal injury claim take?

Often the length of a case will depend upon the severity of the injuries sustained and how serious the accident was. Your solicitor will provide you with an estimated time frame once they have discussed your compensation claim in more detail.

More straightforward cases, such as road traffic accident claims, can be concluded very quickly. Where the party at fault denies responsibility for the accident or the injuries are of a complicated nature the claim can go on for longer. Part of our service at is to provide our clients with updates on their cases and the timescales involved. If this changes then you will be informed and advised of the reasons why.

How much personal injury compensation will I get?

There are a number of different types of damages that you may be able to recover as a result of an accident in addition to the compensation for your injuries. The solicitor appointed to your claim will advise you of these elements, which can include loss of earnings, travel expenses, cost of medication and any other costs incurred.

Precisely how much your claim is worth cannot be given at the start of a claim as this depends upon the evidence that is collected to support your claim, including medical reports. Whether the responsible party is wholly or partly to blame can also affect the amount of personal injury compensation you may recover.

Using the claims calculator will provide you with the guidelines that are used in calculating an injured person’s compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Will it cost me anything to make a claim?

Using for a compensation claim means you do not have to pay for your solicitor. If you win your case then the party responsible for your accident will have to pay the legal costs, as well as your agreed personal injury compensation figure.

There are some exceptions to this and your solicitor will explain these thoroughly before you start your claim.

Who will handle my personal injury claim?

Your accident claim will be handled by a specialist personal injury solicitor at Ralli (

Our solicitors deal entirely with personal injury claims and aim to ensure that your claim is settled as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Your appointed solicitor will keep you advised and up to date with the developments in your personal injury claim.

My accident happened some time ago, can I still claim?

If you are considering making a compensation claim it is important that you get legal advice as soon as possible. Court proceedings must be started within 3 years of when you had the accident or when you first became aware you were injured.

There are very few exceptions to this rule. If you have concerns about the time limit affecting your claim contact and our accident solicitors will be able to advise you further.

Will I have to go to court?

The majority of personal injury claims settle without the need for the injured party to attend court, but there can be exceptions if your claim or injuries are not straightforward. Your appointed personal injury solicitor will keep you informed of developments in your case, and discuss attending court if this becomes necessary in your claim.

My accident happened at work, can I be sacked if I claim?

Your employer cannot sack you for making a claim. Insurance is required to be in place to cover accident at work claims, so your compensation will be dealt with by that insurance company.

Will you come to see me?

Yes, of course. We have clients nationwide and operate throughout the UK.

To begin your personal injury claim, contact us today on 0800 652 9515.

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