Frequently Asked Questions
Generally speaking, there is a limitation period of 3 years from the date of injury or knowledge of the injury. In ordinary accidents such as on the road, at work or slipping / tripping, this would normally be 3 years from the date of the accident. However, in relation to other things like Industrial Disease, this would generally be 3 years from the date that you knew, or ought to have known, that you were suffering from such a disease or condition and that this was attributable to your employment or other place of negligent exposure. Completing our short online form will allow you to find out if you are still within time.
Often, people think that they may have a claim but do nothing about it. Each year, Insurance Companies and others save millions of pounds because of people like this, who do not pursue a claim when they have a right to do so. At Porters Solicitors, we have a very simple theory:
- it costs nothing to ask
- you have nothing to lose
- if you don’t ask, you’ll never know
If you have had an accident that was not your fault, irrespective of the extent of the injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. In less than 5 minutes, by submitting a short and simple online form, you could have a solicitor acting on your behalf within 24 hours.
No. Upon taking your claim further, you will be asked to enter in to a No Win, No Fee Agreement (link to no win no fee, on opening page), subject to any legal expenses insurance policy you may hold that covers you for making your claim. The Conditional Fee Agreement is different to any credit or loan agreement as you will not be liable to pay anything if the case is not successful for any reason.
Porters Solicitors endeavours to ensure that we contact you within 24 hours to discuss the merits of your claim with you.
This is not possible to answer with any great accuracy. Some basic cases, such as road traffic accidents where liability is clear and the value of the claim does not appear significantly large, can be dealt with in a few months, whilst other cases with more complexity may take a while longer, even up to and over 1 – 2 years.
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