If you have been involved in an accident, or suffered an injury that was not entirely your fault you may be entitled to compensation and our team of experts are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
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If you have suffered any type of personal injury at work including work related stress, or have contracted an occupational disease such as Mesothelioma or Dermatitis, Beecham Peacock’s team of personal injury claims experts can help.
Trusted by Trade Unions
As one of the UK's most respected personal injury solicitors and accident claims practitioners, Beecham Peacock’s team of personal injury experts are trusted by some of the largest Trade Unions (including UNITE and USDAW) to provide their members with personal injury advice and to act on their behalf when they have suffered an accident at work.
In addition to assisting with personal injury & accident claims arising out of accidents at work and occupational diseases, Beecham Peacock can help you with any accident compensation claim for injuries arising from accidents in public. This includes, but is not limited to, road accidents, slips and trips and accidents when on holiday.
No Win, No Fee
As part of our personal injury and accident claim advice, we provide a No Win, No Fee service, meaning if we asses your case as being suitable for No Win, No Fee funding and our claim is unsuccessful we will not charge you for the work that we do for you.
Beecham Peacock’s ‘incredibly professional’ department, led by the ‘outstanding’ David Dewar and the ‘brilliant’ Victoria Wanless, is recognised for its serious injury, occupational disease and medical negligence expertise.
Are you claims handlers or solicitors?
We are a firm of Solicitors. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and must abide by a strict set of Practice Rules. At all times your claim will be supervised by an experienced Personal Injury solicitor and not at any time dealt with by a claims handler. Our aim is not only to maximise the sum of compensation for you but also to ensure that you have the best quality of life available to you following an accident.
I am not sure if I have a claim
Please call our team on 0191 232 3048 to discuss any potential claim. This discussion is free of charge and there is no obligation to use our services. You can also e-mail us with your query on firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, any follow up interview is completely free of charge and there is no obligation to use our services.
I can't afford to bring a claim
If you belong or used to belong to a Trade Union, they may fund your legal costs. If this is not available to you, then we may be able to offer you our No Win-No Fee Scheme.
My accident happened a long time ago
The general rule is that you have three years from the date of the accident to issue Court proceedings against the person or organisation which caused your injury. If you do not issue Court proceedings within this time, you will not be able to bring a claim. However, there are exceptions to this rule (for example, in the case of a child, a claim can be made up until he/she reaches the age of 21) and so if you fall outside this time period, please contact us anyway to discuss the matter further.
How much is my case worth?
The amount of compensation (also called damages) that you might be entitled to is split into two parts, general damages and special damages. General damages compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have endured as a result of the accident. A medical report will be prepared on your injuries by an independant expert which will give us a clear idea as to the nature and extent of your injuries. Your injuries are then valued by making comparisons with awards in similar cases, guidelines published by the Judicial Studies Board and adjusting them as necessary with the benefit of our experience. Special damages compensate you for any reasonable financial losses incurred as a result of the accident such as: loss of earnings, travelling costs and care costs. Therefore, it is very important that you keep all receipts and a careful note of what you spend. We will give you a specifically tailored document to help you to do this.
How long will my claim take?
We will look to finish your claim as soon as possible. However, it might not always been in your best interests to rush a claim through to completion. It all depends on the type of accident and the extent of the injuries suffered. It normally takes between 6 months to 2 years to finalise settlement of claims, but can take longer. Each case is different and we will offer you guidance on when it is appropriate to settle the claim or issue court proceedings.
I don't want to make a claim against my employers in case I lose my job.
An employer is not allowed to sack you if you are injured in an accident at work. Also, please remember that by law, your employer has to have insurance to cover their employees for accidents at work. In reality, the insurance company will deal with the claim and pay your compensation, and not your employer.
Will I have to go to court?
Most cases are settled before they go to court. However, sometimes, it may be necessary to issue court proceedings if that is the best way of getting you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. We will advise you fully about what to expect at any court hearing and guide you through the court process.
I feel embarrassed about making a claim
There is no reason why you should put up with injury and pain caused by an accident which was somebody else's fault. Please remember that as a victim of an accident which was not your fault and was caused by someone else, you are legally entitled to receive compensation. Indeed, your claim will only succeed if we can show that someone has been negligent or has been in breach of a duty.
Find out more about our Personal Injury Services
- Personal Injury
- Accident Compensation Claims
- Accidents at Work
- Accidents in Public Places
- Asbestos Related Diseases
- Brain Injuries
- Industrial Deafness
- Medical Negligence
- Occupational Asthma
- Occupational Dermatitis
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Vibration White Finger
- Work Related Stress
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