Personal injury

The expertise to see beyond the initial injury

If you have sustained a personal injury there may be consequences beyond the immediate physical and psychological damage you are feeling, which could have longer term financial repercussions. You might, for example, require more treatment than is available free of charge on the NHS. If your injury has caused or leads to disability this could, unfortunately, limit your employment prospects.

At Kidd Rapinet we are experienced in looking beyond your initial injury to explore both your initial entitlement if your injury was an accident, as well as financial losses that may arise from it.

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Preparing for your first meeting

Preparing for your first meeting

To help you gain the most from your *free first meeting with Kidd Rapinet, we ask you to consider the following:-

1. Documents relating to the matter: copies of medical correspondence (e.g. letters from hospital consultant updating your GP) and medical reports; if you have already contacted the other party regarding your case, copies of all correspondence, notes of phone calls and notes of meetings; details of any insurance you have that might be relevant e.g. car insurance, personal accident insurance
2. Timeline of events: including when the accident occurred, when your injuries became apparent and were diagnosed, when you have had treatment including the dates of any operations and/or stays in hospital. Dates are important as there are time limits for bringing a personal injury claim.

If you choose to instruct us, we will require the following documents:-

1. Proof of ID: valid passport or photo driving licence
2. Proof of Address: utility bill or bank statement no less than three months old

*Slough office only – please contact our other offices for the availability of free first meetings.

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Timely advice delivered with sensitivity

Many people fail to obtain proper compensation simply because they do not seek legal advice at the appropriate time. We encourage you to consult us at an early stage, when there are more options open to you. We can help you resolve matters by careful negotiation. In particular, we have considerable experience in negotiating settlements with insurance companies and settling out of court to lower costs and reduce any further stress to you.

Litigation as a last resort, being mindful of costs and your wellbeing

If we cannot achieve a fair settlement by negotiation, litigation may be necessary. We provide clear advice at the outset on your prospects of success, and help you to weigh up the factors influencing your decision on whether to go to court. We provide an estimate of the costs of fighting your case, together with advice on options available to fund it, including the possibility of a conditional fee or ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.

Experienced solicitors with access to professional experts

We deal with many types of claim, including those arising from traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace and illness caused by errors in hospital treatment. In most cases, our experienced personal injury solicitors can advise you quickly on whether a claim for compensation is appropriate. In more complex cases, we can obtain specialist advice from barristers.

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Personal injury law issues we can help with

  • an injury caused by a traffic accident
  • an injury sustained at work, including work-related illnesses such as a disease caused by working with asbestos
  • an injury caused by an error in medical treatment
  • an injury resulting from faulty goods or services, such as burns from a faulty electrical item
  • an injury caused by tripping over paving stones or falling down stairs with no hand rail
  • a psychological illness caused by factors at work such as stress, discrimination or harassment
  • a physical or psychological injury sustained by a victim during the course of a crime
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