If another party caused you a personal injury, you might be entitled to ask for compensation for your pain, suffering, and any related financial losses. To recover damages from the responsible party, you must make a personal injury claim.

A personal injuries claim is a legal case you could bring against anyone who caused you harm. If you win, your compensation is usually paid by an insurance company. A free consultation with a legal adviser is the easiest way to determine whether you have valid grounds to claim compensation.

Usually, personal injury claims are possible if:

  • The party responsible for your injury owed you a duty of care
  • They breached that duty by acting negligently
  • Their negligence caused you to suffer an injury or illness
  • You were injured or learned of your condition within the last three years

Expert evidence is essential in personal injury cases to assess the nature and severity of the injuries suffered and therefore help the court quantify the potential damages. Although demonstrating causation is a matter for the court to decide, expert evidence can also assist the court in this matter by giving evidence on whether the injury is likely to be attributable to the index event (e.g. a road traffic accident) or whether it would have occurred regardless of the index event. Expert evidence is therefore necessary when deciding on quantum by aiding the court in quantifying the extent of the injuries and potential causation.