Road Traffic Accident Claims

Whether we’re driving a car, on a bicycle or walking, we take a risk when we set out on the road. Accidents can happen at any time, caused by someone else’s negligence.

The latest Department for Transport figures show that 135,480 people were injured in accidents on British roads in 2022.

But help is available. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, you could make a claim for compensation. And First4InjuryClaims could help you do it by being your legal support system through the process.

What kind of accident can I claim for?

If you were injured in an accident that happened on the roads, you could make a claim if someone else was responsible.

First4InjuryClaims is here to help you claim for:

We do what we can to help you through a difficult time by taking the stress out of claiming.

How much compensation could I claim?

The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the kind of injury you’ve suffered and how long it lasts.

In whiplash claims, the amount of compensation you could be entitled to has been set out by the government. For whiplash lasting up to three months, you could receive £240. If it lasts between 18 and 24 months, you would be entitled to £4,215.

Other injuries caused by road accidents will be awarded different amounts of compensation. They will be based on how serious the injury is and how long it lasts.

For example, a foot injury that results in continuing problems, like a limp, could see you receive up to £12,900 in compensation. You can also receive compensation for psychological injuries. For example, suffering from moderate PTSD could see you awarded up to £21,730 to help your recovery.

But it's not just your injury that you could be compensated for. You can also claim for things you’ve had to spend money on as a direct result of your accident. These are called special damages, and can include claims for:

  • Care you needed after the accident
  • Car hire
  • Damaged property, such as phones, clothes or anything kept in your car
  • Loss of earnings, overtime or a bonus if your injury has left you unable to work
  • Medical treatment, including over-the-counter and prescription medication
  • Transport to and from medical appointments

Make sure you keep all receipts and invoices from anything you spend money on as a result of your accident. You’ll need them to claim back the money you spent. You can submit the evidence of your expenses through Touchpoint, our simple online tool. If you haven't set up your account, just get in touch and we'll get that set up for you.

You'll be able to log in to Touchpoint right here.

How long do I have to make a claim?

After a road traffic accident, you’ll have three years to make a claim for compensation. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule.

For example, if you’re claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any point up until their 18th birthday. Once they turn 18, they will then have three years to make a claim themselves.

And if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves, there is no time limit. This means you can make a claim at any point.

If you’re not sure whether your claim will be within the deadline, just ask our specialist team. We’re here to clear up anything you might have questions about. Our aim is to make sure you feel confident in making a claim.

How can I pay for my claim?

At First4InjuryClaims, we want everyone who has been injured to be able to access justice. That’s why we accept claims on a No Win No Fee agreement. This agreement means you don’t have to worry about paying anything upfront for our legal services.

Our team will only receive payment if your claim is successful. This will be up to a maximum of 35% of your compensation plus VAT, but the exact figure depends on the type of accident you were in.

If your claim is not successful, you won’t pay a fee. This means there is no risk to you.

What evidence do I need to claim?

To make a successful claim, you'll need evidence of your accident and how it has affected you. This can come in many forms, including:

  • Dashcam footage of the accident
  • Medical reports – as part of your claim, you will need to have a medical assessment
  • Photographs of your injury and the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Receipts and invoices from expenses relating to your accident
  • Witness details and statements

If you’re not sure whether something relating to your accident might count as evidence, just ask. We’re here to help you through a difficult time by offering you our legal knowledge and skills.

You can submit your evidence through Touchpoint, making the process simple and convenient.

Can passengers make a claim?

Yes, you can make a claim if you were a passenger involved in an accident. It’s not just drivers who are eligible to claim.

You can make a compensation claim for any injuries and financial losses you suffered in any kind of accident on the roads.