If you live in in England or Wales, you have three years from the date of the accident to bring a claim for personal injuries. There are some exceptions to this, for example, if you are under 18 or you do not have the mental capacity to deal with your own affairs. The general rule is that you have to issue proceedings when making a claim for personal injuries by the third anniversary of the accident.
When considering the value of a claim and the compensation to be awarded, the court aims to restore you to the position you would have been in had the accident or the negligence of the defendant not occurred.
When assessing damages, the court will consider the following:
When assessing compensation, the court will only award compensation in successful claims to allow the cost of reasonably incurred expenses. Therefore, we recommended that you discuss any items of unusual nature or expenditure with us and keep receipts for all items of expenditure.