For over 45 years, Foys’ expert team of personal injury solicitors have successfully helped victims of accidents to achieve the maximum compensation for their claim.
Suffering a personal injury can be incredibly distressing, especially if it is life changing or has a detrimental impact on your finances. Whether you slip and fall at work, trip on a broken pavement, or are involved in a road traffic accident; you may be entitled to compensation, which can dramatically propel your recovery. We work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you won’t be liable to pay our costs (there might be other fees to pay, called disbursements, which we will discuss with you at the outset).
Accidents happen – be it work-related injuries, road traffic accidents or injuries caused by faulty goods – every year hundreds of thousands of people in the UK suffer as a result. At Foys, our personal injury solicitors believe that everyone should be entitled to excellent representation following an accident. We will work with you to establish the facts – details of the accident, contact details of witnesses, and details of injuries, medical diagnosis and treatment received – and we put your interests first, fighting to safeguard your rights and get you the justified compensation.
We acknowledge that every case is different and will work to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed and that you feel comfortable throughout the claims process. With years of experience under our belts, you can rest easy knowing that our solicitors deeply care about you and the outcome of your case.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is an injury or illness to the body, mind or emotions that has been caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence. If a person or business is negligent, it might mean that they are legally responsible and you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The areas of personal injury that we cover
- Road traffic accidents
A traffic accident could have left you with life-changing injuries that require excessive medical treatment and rehabilitation. As well as dealing with physical injuries, you may also have to deal with emotional pain, particularly if the accident involved a death. Regardless of the circumstances you have experienced after your accident, our dedicated personal injury solicitors will be there to help you get back on your feet with the compensation that you deserve.
- Accidents at work
Experiencing an accident at work can be traumatising, and if the accident is severe, it can mean that you are unable to go back to work. By employing one of our expert personal injury solicitors, we can assist you with achieving the compensation you need to continue with your day-to-day life. Throughout the legal process, we are here to provide professional and legal advice to ensure the best possible outcome of your case.
- Slips and trips
A general slip, trip or fall can occur almost anywhere: at the supermarket, at a restaurant, on the street or even in a public building. The most common causes are as a result of uneven floor/pavements, poor lighting and wet floors. If you have been injured in this way, our experienced solicitors will identify if you can make a personal injury claim by establishing who exactly is responsible for your injury and how you can go about getting the compensation you deserve.
- Serious injuries and fatal accidents
When it comes to personal injuries, some accidents are more serious than others. Being involved in a catastrophic accident can alter your life forever, leaving you with a permanent disability or having to undergo long-term medical treatment. You may not be able to return to work, or you may need on-going specialised care. If this has been the case, it is essential for you to achieve the appropriate compensation.
- Neglect and abuse claims
Any issues regarding neglect and abuse can be hard to talk about, but it is important to know that you could be entitled to compensation. At Foys, we realise that no amount of money can ever justify what happened to you, but it can help you move forward with your life. You can count on us being discreet and sensitive while you take the first steps toward justice. We will support you throughout the legal process and do everything we can to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
- Criminal injuries
If you have been a victim of violent crime and are unsure of where to turn or do not even realise that you can make a personal injury claim, we can help. At Foys, we know the ramifications of violent crimes can be personal and difficult to talk about, this is why we offer confidential services provided by experienced solicitors you can confide in and depend on.
- Injuries caused by faulty goods
If a newly bought product is faulty and causes you an injury, you are entitled to claim for compensation. Whether you have eaten contaminated food, had a severe allergic reaction to a new beauty product, or suffered burns from an exploding iron, Foys can assess your case and help you to achieve the necessary compensation to get your life back on track.
Why should I claim for personal injury?
An accident can leave you with life-changing injuries which require ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation which can be expensive. It can also affect your ability to work and have an impact on your quality of life. You do not deserve to suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence or endure the financial repercussions, this is why it is best to work with a trusted, independent personal injury solicitor who can help you to get the compensation you deserve so you can get your life back on track.
To discuss whether you can make a personal injury claim, talk to one of our solicitors today. We know that compensation will not undo the sufferings you have endured, but it can help to ease your financial stress, allowing you to focus on your recovery. With a wealth of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, we strive to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
No win, no fee
If you have been seriously injured in an accident and want to claim for compensation, contact one of our personal injury solicitors at Foys directly.
We offer a FREE consultation where we discuss your case in detail and advise on the best way to move forward. We take on compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis.
What is the personal injury claims process?
The process of pursuing a personal injury claim often starts with a conversation – by booking a FREE consultation with our trusted and independent personal injury solicitors today. The claim process has a strict time limit (usually three years) in which legal action can be commenced, though special exceptions apply.
It is not always straightforward when deciding if you have a claim, which is why we work with you to analyse the ins and outs of your case and get the necessary paperwork in order. A vital part of this paperwork includes a medical report outlining your injuries, projected recovery time, as well as proof of loss of earnings and evidence of extra expenses (such as medication, prescription or physiotherapy costs).
By looking at your medical report, we can approximately establish the value of your claim and work with you to negotiate a settlement with the offending party. In some cases, negotiations can be quite difficult, as the defendant may not accept responsibility for your accident and will be unwilling to pay out. If this occurs, the next step would be to go to court and have a judge decide on a fair settlement. No matter how long it takes, we are prepared to contest your case because we know how difficult it is to bounce back after an accident, and we believe that you deserve justice.
Foys can help with your personal injury claim
The process of claiming for compensation can be very complicated – and many insurance companies will try to convince you that you do not need legal representation. However, employing a personal injury solicitor to assist you will safeguard your rights and make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Selecting the right solicitor when making a personal injury claim is critical to the outcome of your case. With Foys acting as your personal injury solicitors, you can expect us to be with you throughout the entire process of your claim, including having all the information and support you need to make appropriate decisions, and receiving the compensation you deserve.
To receive the right legal advice and support on all matters relating to personal injury, get in touch with Foys’ personal injury solicitors today on 01302 327136 and book your FREE initial consultation.
This page was updated on 02/10/2019.
This post is not legal advice and should not replace professional advice tailored to your specific circumstances. It is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.