Have you suffered from a personal injury and want to know your legal options?
If you fall victim to personal injury, and it was a result of incompetence or a lack of judgement, it’s crucial that you seek legal assistance to help you get the answers and compensation you deserve. BTMK’s team of claimant solicitors are experts at handling all kinds of personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including accidents at work, medical negligence, head injuries and road traffic accidents. But, whatever cases we get presented with, we provide the same care and make sure our clients get the compensation they are rightly entitled to.
Making a personal injury claim may seem daunting, but our expert team of solicitors will guide you through the entire process and explain each step along the way. We will listen carefully to what you want to achieve from pursuing a claim and provide you with the best legal advice to meet your needs.
We meet with you and take the time to discuss your situation and then conduct an initial assessment of your claim. If our team of personal injury solicitors think you have a claim, we will offer to run it on a No Win/No Fee basis.
Once you have instructed us, we will then investigate your claim in a lot more detail. Where appropriate, we will also instruct an independent medical expert to provide a written report on the injury(s) you have sustained. We will then write a formal letter of claim to those responsible for your injury(s).
If those responsible admit liability, we will begin settlement negotiations in the form of compensation. But, if needed, we will issue court proceedings on your behalf and manage your case to trial and settlement ensuring you receive the personal injury compensation you deserve.
When you’ve been injured, you need to be able to trust your legal advisors. As the leading personal injury and clinical negligence law firm in South Essex, you can trust BTMK to look after your best interests at a difficult time.
We make it personal; we are local; we are experts and we will be in regular contact with you throughout.
BTMK is a close-knit team that is genuinely passionate about the law and getting people the result they deserve. We are down to earth, we avoid legal jargon and we provide a face-to-face service for our clients.
To start with your personal injury claim, please phone our team of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors on 01702 339222 for a free initial consultation. We will talk to you about what happened and what injury(s) you sustained. If we believe that you are in a position to make a claim, we’ll start investigating your circumstances.
In order to make a personal injury claim, it’s important that we have evidence of the injury(s) you have sustained. Therefore, we will require you to attend an examination with an independent medical expert who specialises in preparing personal injury reports for legal cases.
The majority of personal injury and clinical negligence claims can be settled without the need of issuing or commencing court proceedings. Generally, only the most complex claims, or those where liability cannot be determined or resolved end up going to court. However, if the only way your claim can be resolved is by going to court, our expert team of solicitors will be with you every step of the way to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.
There are 2 parts of personal injury compensation: general damages and special damages. General damages are the amount of compensation you will receive for suffering and loss. Whereas special damages are the amount you will receive to cover any losses or expense you’ve incurred as a result of the personal injury. The value of your personal injury claim all depends on the severity of the injury(s) you have sustained and how they have affected you. The more serious your injury(s) are, the more compensation you may be entitled to.
A “no win, no fee” agreement (sometimes also referred to a “conditional fee agreement”) is an arrangement between a claimant and their personal injury solicitors. It means that if a claim is unsuccessful, the claimant will not be required to pay for the services that their solicitors have provided them with.
In England and Wales, the general rule is that a personal injury claim should begin within 3 years of the date that the injury occurred or the date you were first aware that you had sustained an injury. However, there may be occasions where a court would make a discretionary decision to pursue a personal injury claim outside of the general time limit.
Every personal injury claim is different, so it is difficult to determine how long a particular case is going to take without reviewing the circumstances first. One of the biggest factors that influence how long a case will take is whether or not the other party initially accepts liability or not.
Children are unable to make personal injury claims on their own, so they must be made by a trusted adult instead; typically, a parent or grandparent. When someone makes a personal injury claim on behalf of a child, they are legally known as a “Litigation Friend”. However, they cannot be someone who was responsible for the accident that caused the child’s injury(s).
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- Mr B, West Kingsdown
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- Mrs D Thomas, Benfleet
Johanne Turner – So helpful and understanding throughout. Good communication and & just excellent overall.
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- Mrs H, Basildon
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- Mr B, Southend-on-Sea
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- Mr A, Southend-on-Sea
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