Lifecycle of a Personal Injury Claim

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Lifecycle of a Personal Injury Claim

This guide is intended to take you through what will most likely happen during the lifetime of a personal injury claim. As each case is unique, this should not be taken as a definitive guide to your individual case, and you should not be concerned if your case does not follow this process. Your lawyer will always advise you on how your case is progressing and what the next steps are, with the ultimate goal of securing the best settlement possible for you.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about making a claim, contact us now on 0345 872 6666 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

As you work your way through the flowchart below, more information can be found by clicking on the ‘i’ next to the specific stage.

There are two types of Personal Injury cases, as follows:

Generally these are cases where your compensation award is likely to be less than £25,000 and the injury has occurred in England and Wales.

Generally, these are cases that either; i. have occurred abroad. ii. Are likely to provide you with compensation in excess of £25,000 or iii. Have left you with life-changing injuries.
Learn about the types of cases we deal with

Case taken on

Contact made with other party or their insurers

Liability accepted

Liability denied

Seek evidence


Case settled

Issue court

Case settled

Court issues

Case settled

Complying with

Court hearing

Case concluded

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*Usually, a case will settle before a final hearing, however once court proceedings have been issued, your lawyer will have to prepare the case as if it will go to trial.

Not Satisfied With Your Solicitor?

If you are not satisfied with the manner in which the law firm you have appointed is handling your case, we offer a “Check My Claim” service so you can get a second opinion on the service you are receiving from your current solicitor.

We can check your claim if:

  • Your case has been mishandled or progress has taken too long
  • You have been told your claim is not worth pursuing
  • You are not happy with the amount of compensation you have been told you will receive
  • Your solicitor has settled your case on a lower amount of compensation that you feel you deserve

For more information on how you can switch solicitors, take a look at our dedicated page.

Talk to Us

To speak to an expert about an injury you have sustained that was caused by somebody else’s negligence and your right to make a claim, contact JMW today. Our solicitors are waiting to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

To get in touch, simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form to let us know that you would like to hear from us.