Davis Gregory Solicitors Cheltenham Offices

If you've had an accident, you need to act quickly!

The law is likely to change from 2017, meaning you may not be able to have your legal costs paid by the person who caused your injury.

As it stands, if you've had an accident and make a claim against the company/individual who caused your injury, they will be required to pay most of your legal fees as part of the compensation. 

The law is likely to change from 2017, meaning the Defendant, in a lot of cases, may not be required to pay your legal costs.

You have 3 years from the date of your accident to make a claim, so we advise making a claim as soon as possible so we can help you before the changes take effect. 

Otherwise, you may have to pay the solicitor's fees yourself - wiping out anything you gain from compensation - or face the insurance companies by yourself. This is particularly distressing if the injury has forced you to take leave from work, with a subsequent loss of earnings. Some of the injuries this may apply to are:

  • A Fractured finger
  • Post traumatic stress disorder lasting up to 2 years
  • A broken bone
  • Fractured ribs
  • A collapsed lung
  • A fractured arm

Furthermore, if you've had a whiplash injury you may not be allowed to claim at all. 

We are coming up with ways we can still help you, but we would advise acting now!

Contact Angela or Peter, experienced solicitors in our Personal Injury Department for clear advice and immediate assistance with your claim.


Angela Newman LLB
Author: Angela Newman LLB

This article was published by Angela Newman LLB on 4th February 2016.

Contact email: an@davisg.co.uk