When can I make a claim?
You can contact us to begin your claim as soon after the accident or injury occurs as long as you are able.
Who can I make a claim against?
You can make a claim against anyone who causes the chain of events which has then resulted in an injury to you through their negligence. Those responsible could be anyone including an individual, business or even a friend. In most cases the costs are covered by their insurers. It is your right to claim.
How long after my accident will my claim be valid?
Ordinarily the time limit for making a personal injury claim is set at 3 years. However, there are many circumstances where it may be possible to pursue a claim for an injury as a result of an accident which took place more than 3 years before you claim. The best thing to do if you aren’t sure whether your claim is still valid is to contact us and we will advise you on the specific details of your case.
Is it a long and complicated process?
The legal process can take time and it is dependent on many different factors. At Harris Fowler we do all the hard work for you and progress your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, in order for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Will I need to fill in loads of forms?
As always there are some forms that need to be filled in and your case handler at Harris Fowler will help you with such forms. We’ll give you step by step instructions if you need them as it’s all part of our service.
What evidence will I need for my claim to go ahead?
There will almost certainly be a need for witness and medical evidence. Dependent on the type of case there may also be a need for photographic evidence and you may be asked to assist us and provide such evidence. You will most likely need to attend a medical appointment with a specialist Consultant to obtain a medical report setting out the injuries you have sustained as a result of the accident.
Can I make a claim if I’m under 18 years old or have a mental illness?
Yes as long as you have a “litigation friend” who will act on your behalf throughout your claim, which will normally be a parent or family member but if you don’t have anyone that can assist you we can apply to the Court to have someone appointed for you.