Are You Eligible to Make a Claim?

The best way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to give us a call on 020 8635 5555.

Or for a quick check, please answer the following three questions:

  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

If you said YES to all three questions, call us now on 020 8635 5555 and we can start your claim straight away.

If you not sure who is at fault for the accident/injury – call LITKRAFT and we will guide you.

How long compensation claim will take

The amount of time an accident claim takes to reach settlement varies. It is virtually impossible to predict outset how long a claim will take to resolve. Each claim is different and mainly depends on how complicated the case is.

Three main factors to consider:

  • determining fault – if the third party denies their fault, solicitors will have to examine the available evidence, hence delays may occur
  • medical evidence – if the report from an independent medical expert doesn’t represent the real injuries incurred you might need to wait for another examination
  • the compensation amount – if defendant disagrees with the amount you are claiming, your solicitors might have to go to a court hearing

Whilst each claim is unique, the general settlement timeframes set out below can be used as a rough guide for each type of personal injury claim. However, they are based on the assumption that liability is admitted and healing from the injuries is expected within a reasonable amount of time:

Claim Type Projected Case Settlement Time
Road Accident Claim 4 – 9 months
Workplace Accident Claim 6 – 9 months
Slip, Trip, Fall Claim 6 – 9 months
Industrial Disease Claim 12 – 18 months
Medical Negligence Claim 18 – 36 months

The best starting point for you to understand the potential length of your claim is to give as a call on 020 8635 5555.

How Much Can I Claim?

The amount of compensation you can claim for your injury can vary considerably, simply because not every injury is the same.

There are two types of compensation Special Damages and General Damages.

Special Damages are usually fairly easy to calculate as you only need to calculate the loss in income for example lost wages, medical expenses, car repairs, insurance excess and others.

General Damages are more complicated as it is hard to determent the value of your injury, how much future earnings you may lose, what the future medical expenses or cost of care or rehabilitation could be. There are some guidelines on the expected compensation for certain types of injury.

Factors that are taken into account include:

  • Nature and severity of the injury
  • The rehabilitation time
  • Degree of any long-term disabilities suffered as a result
  • The psychological damage
  • Loss of earnings because of an injury

There are established guidelines for how much compensation for certain injuries you can get. More information can be found here

What Is The Claim Process?

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

1. Assessment
  • LITKRAFT will provide free consultation – our specialists will examine your situation and will confirm if you can get compensation.
  • If there is enough evidence to start a claim, LITKRAFT will start your case straight away.
  • We will recommend solicitor for you depending on your situation.
  • We will explain claim process, timeline and will start collecting all document/info needed for your claim.
2. Signing an Agreement
  • You will sign an agreement with an independent solicitor. You won’t need to pay any upfront legal fees or solicitor’s costs.
  • LITKRAFT takes initiative and start working with solicitors
3. Prepare a Letter Of Claim

Letter of claim is a formal letter which notifies the person you believe at fault for your accident that you intend to make a claim for compensation from them.

Solicitors will need the following details in order to prepare a Letter of Claim:

  • The circumstances in which accident took place (how, when and where the accident occurred)
  • The reason why you think the accident/injury was the defendant’s fault
  • Brief details of your injuries
  • Details of any time taken off work as a result of the accident

Letter of claim will be sent to the person you are suing:

  • The third party have 21 days to acknowledge your claim and
  • From the date of the acknowledgement defendant has 3 months to investigate the liability
4. Medical Examination
  • Solicitors will arrange an independent medical examination.
  • The expert will prepare a medical report within a few weeks of your appointment. It will explain what injuries you have suffered and how they will affect your life. The report will also cover a prognosis which is the medical expert’s opinion of how your recovery is likely to progress.
  • Report will be sent to you to check over for any possible mistakes.
  • If medical report is accurate and you will be happy with the content, it will be disclosed to the third party insurance as evidence in your compensation claim.
5. Negotiations – Admit or Deny Liability

Defendants always try to reduce the pay-out sum; however, our solicitors will fight till the end to get the compensation you deserve. There are 3 possible outcomes:

  • Liability is admitted –  you won your claim. Solicitors will investigate how much compensation you are entitled to and negotiate the best possible pay out.
  • Liability is admitted, however Third Party disagrees with the compensation amount – solicitors may advise to go to court.
  • Liability is rejected – if Third Party denies fault and your case goes to court.
Claim Pay Out
  • If you win your case, you will receive compensation (via cheque or bank transfer) within 6 weeks.
  • If you lost the case – you don’t have to pay anything, subject you were collaborating and the proceedings have not been struck out and the information provided by you was correct

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Get in touch now with any enquiries and our friendly experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

Testimonials

  • EDGARAS, £4302

    Great company, fantastic staff who are just a phone call away to help. They were very patient in explaining every document received from solicitors or doctors. When we first started the claims process, the other party tried to deny liability, but LITKRAFT solicitor fought my case in court and won it. I was delighted with the process and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from LITKRAFT.

  • GINTARAS (London) £4680

    If you had an accident – immediately call LITKRAFT. They are true professionals and it really shows, as they can tell you straight away if you have a case. When I had another accident I emailed all details to them and they called me back within 20 min

  • Rimantas (London) £2725

    I am very impressed with the service provided. Thanks to LITKRAFT assistant I was able to prove my innocence. Third party was denying the damages suffered, but we never gave up, resulting in a settlement of compensation that I was really happy with.

  • Rita Stanionienė (London) £4126

    LITKRAFT team was very friendly and provided an excellent service, I would definitely recommend it to others. I was very happy working with them, as everyone I have spoken to have been polite and understanding.