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The consequences of suffering a personal injury can be very serious, both for you and your loved ones. You could find yourself living with significant pain and emotional trauma, medical expenses and the need for care support from family or professionals. You may be unable to work and end up in financial difficulties.

For all of these reasons, compensation can be essential.

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or deliberate action, it is likely that compensation will be owed. This can make a real difference – allowing to get the support you need to deal with the impact of your injuries and get your life back on track.

At Novum Law, we specialise in helping those who have experienced a personal injury to claim fair compensation. We know what a difficult time this can be, so we to make the claims process as straightforward and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on your recovery.

Our team of personal injury lawyers in Bristol offer sensitive personal support for every stage of the claims process. The team will swiftly review your case and provide an opinion on whether there appear to be grounds for a claim as well as what level of damages you may be able to achieve.

We know the cost of making a claim can be a concern, so we offer No Win No Fee funding. This allows you to make a personal injury compensation claim while avoiding any financial risk or hidden costs.

Our team has a very strong success rate in negotiating maximum settlements for personal injury claims usually without court proceedings. This can make the claims process much faster, less stressful and less costly. In the event that court proceedings should be required, we will ensure you have the very best representation and our personal support throughout the whole process.

Please be aware – there is typically a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim, so do not delay if you think you may be entitled to compensation.

Book a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Bristol

If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to compensation, our personal injury solicitors in Bristol are here for you.

We also have offices in Cardiff, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Swindon, allowing us to offer a convenient local service to clients further afield.

To begin your claim, contact us on 0117 930 9599 or online for a free, no obligation chat.

Our expertise with all types of personal injury claims

Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol are experts in dealing with claims against individuals, businesses and public bodies, including:

Take a look at our team to find out more about their individual areas of expertise.

Our approach to personal injury claims in Bristol

Free initial consultation

We offer a free first appointment with one of our personal injury solicitors. Normally this will be held over the phone or via video conferencing, but we can also work via email should this be more convenient.

In this first conversation, you will be able to tell us how your injury occurred and the impact on your life. We can then advise you whether we think you may have grounds for a compensation claim, how the claims process works and what you need to do next. We will also try to give an indication of how much compensation you may be able to claim.

No Win No Fee personal injury claims funding

Every personal injury claim we take on is funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), also sometimes called ‘No Win No Fee’ funding.

A No Win No Fee personal injury claim means there is no upfront cost to start a claim. We will only apply our fees if and when we win compensation for you. There is therefore no financial risk to you in starting a claim.

Find out more about No Win No Fee funding.

Establishing the grounds for claiming personal injury compensation

Before we can do anything else, we need to establish that your injuries were someone else’s fault. This might be because they resulted from someone else’s negligence (e.g. an employer who did not provide a safe working environment) or by deliberate action (e.g. due to a criminal assault).

Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol are very experienced in building cases and know exactly what to look for and what types of evidence are needed to establish a strong claim. We can therefore get your case started on a strong footing.

Calculating the value of your personal injury compensation claim

Clearly how much compensation you are owed is important to know. Working this out is often called ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing quantum of damages’.

How much personal injury compensation you can claim with be calculated based on:

  • Financial costs you have incurred (e.g. medical bills, rehabilitation costs, care and support fees, lost earnings etc.)
  • The non-financial impact of injuries (e.g. pain and suffering, loss of amenity etc).

Time limits for personal injury compensation claims

As standard, you will have three years to bring a claim from the ‘date of knowledge’. This is the date on which you were first aware that:

  1. You had suffered an injury.
  2. Someone else was to blame.

The date of knowledge can be at the time the injury happened or much later. In some circumstances, different time limits may apply giving you longer to claim e.g. if the injured party was under the age of 18.

Find out more about time limits for compensation claims.

Settling a personal injury claim out of court

Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol are highly skilled in negotiating with defendants and their legal teams to secure maximum compensation for our clients without the need for court proceedings. This approach is generally much faster and less costly, while sidestepping the stress and uncertainty of going to court.

Pursuing a personal injury compensation claim in court

In those cases where court proceedings are required, robust representation is critical to secure the best available outcome. To make the situation as easy on you as possible, we will take you through exactly how the court process works, what to expect and the likely outcomes. We will then prepare your case and secure expert representation for any hearings that take place.

Transferring your personal injury claim to Novum Law from another firm

Many people contact us having started a claim with another firm and are unhappy with the results. Typically, these people feel the claims process is taking too long, they are unhappy with their solicitor, or a settlement has been agreed which is too low for their needs.

In such cases, we are able to provide an independent second opinion. Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol can tell you whether we believe your case has been mishandled. If we believe we can secure a better result for you, we will be happy to provide you with fresh representation.

Where our solicitors have taken over personal injury claims from other firms in the past, we have been able to get a significantly higher settlement and/or secure compensation faster.

Find out more about transferring your serious injury claim to Novum Law.

Have a question we haven’t answered?

If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your query.

Book your free initial consultation with our personal injury solicitors in Bristol

If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to compensation, our personal injury solicitors in Bristol are here for you.

We also have offices in Cardiff, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Swindon, allowing us to offer a convenient local service to clients further afield.

To begin your claim, contact us on 0117 930 9599 or online for a free, no obligation chat.




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