Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrians are highly vulnerable road users. If you’ve been the victim of an accident as a pedestrian, we could help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

Making a pedestrian accident claim

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable road users in the UK. Without the protection of a vehicle’s safety equipment, you are more at risk than most.

The Department for Transport found that a total of 19,327 pedestrians were injured or killed on our roads in 2022.

If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be able to make a claim for compensation.

First4InjuryClaims could help you through the process, taking the stress away and letting you focus on feeling better.

How much compensation will I receive?

How much compensation you’re entitled to will be based on your injury. There are guidelines that set out how much you could receive for certain injuries.

For example, a leg injury that has long-lasting symptoms, including a permanent limp, could see compensation of up to £12,900 awarded. Meanwhile, a broken nose that you recover fully from could mean you receive between £2,180 and £2,810.

But it’s not just your injury you’re entitled to claim for. You can also make a claim for special damages, which refer to any financial impact the accident has had on you. This can include things like:

  • Damaged personal belongings – including your phone, clothing or anything else you were carrying at the time of the accident
  • Loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work – including bonus, overtime and commission
  • Medical care – including medicine and treatment, like physiotherapy
  • Travel to and from medical appointments

It’s important to keep the receipts from any of these expenses. You’ll need them to claim back the money you’ve spent. You can use our simple online tool Touchpoint to submit these receipts, making the process quick and straightforward.

If you’re not sure about what you might be entitled to claim for, just ask us. You can get in touch by phone or email. We’re here to keep things as straightforward as possible for you.

How can I pay for my claim?

At First4InjuryClaims, we believe in making justice accessible to everyone. That’s why we will enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with you if we think you have a claim.

This means that we won’t charge you anything upfront to begin your claim. It also means there is nothing to pay if your claim is not successful. This lets you focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about how to fund your claim.

If your claim is successful, our agreement means that we’ll take our payment from your final compensation amount. This will be up to a maximum of 35% of your compensation plus VAT, but the exact figure will depend on the type of accident you were in.

How long do I have to make a claim?

In most cases, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. We recommend beginning the process as soon as possible so you don’t have to worry about the deadline and while the details are clear in your mind.

Certain people don’t face the same time limits, though. For example, if you are claiming on behalf of a child who was injured on the roads, you can make a claim at any time until they turn 18. After that, they will have three years to begin their own claim.

And if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to claim for themselves, you won’t face a deadline unless they regain capacity.

What do I need to make a claim?

Strong evidence gives you the best chance of a successful claim. We’ll help you work out what evidence you should submit along with your claim. This could include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • Medical reports – you’ll have to have a medical assessment as part of your claim
  • Photographs and video footage of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Witness details and statements

If you have any questions about what you should submit as evidence, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to make the process of claiming as simple as possible, so our team is happy to help.