Making a Personal Injury Claim

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If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered a personal injury, it can have lasting effects on your lifestyle and well being. It can also be incredibly stressful and frustrating, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. 

That’s probably why you are reading this guide – because you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault and you’re suffering from pain, emotional stress and potentially life-changing physical and psychological conditions and are looking to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers.

Maybe you’ve been involved in an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence?

Regardless of how you’ve been injured, if it wasn’t your fault, you are able to take legal action and be compensated.

It’s likely that personal injury lawyers contacted you in the past, or you have seen adverts on the television “Have you been involved in an accident in the past 3 years?”

In a world where personal representation seems more available than ever – thanks to big organisations with aggressive and ambitious sale targets – it can often be difficult to know who to trust your claim with.

That’s why we wanted to offer a more personal guide to personal injury – to ‘demystify’ the legal process and offer advice on how we could support you during this most difficult time.

By reading this guide, you will discover:

  • What is a personal injury claim and the different types of injury you can claim for
  • Are you eligible to make a personal injury claim
  • How to choose a lawyer
  • The process of a personal injury claim
  • How you will be compensated

We hope that after reading the guide, you’ll feel more comfortable contacting us about your injury and getting the compensation you may deserve.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you have been injured, please feel welcome to speak with a member of our experienced team to learn how you could be compensated.

We offer an initial consultation free of charge and without any obligation to instruct us in the future. We also offer no win, no fee, which limits your financial risk of starting a legal claim.

To book this, simply call or send us an email.

Personal Injury Q&A

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is the legal process of recovering financial compensation if you have suffered an injury, whether physical and/or psychological and someone else is to blame – fully or partially.

What type of personal injury claims are there?

  • Serious injury claims
  • Work related claims
  • Road traffic accident claims
  • Holiday accident claims
  • Public places claims
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Cosmetic surgery claims 

This is not an exhaustive list. Don’t worry if you are not sure what area your case falls under, as that is our job to tell you. 

Are you eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You are entitled to make a claim if you say yes to all of the following questions:

  1. Was it someone’s fault that your accident happened?
  2. Did you receive an injury, whether physical and/or psychological?
  3. Did the accident happen in the past 3 years?


If you’re unsure who’s to blame, or whether there is any blame at all, it’s best to speak with an experienced member of our personal injury team.

Can you choose C P Law Associates?

The short answer is yes. Whether you have sustained an injury at work, on the road or through medical negligence, we can help. We have offices in Southampton and Guildford but offer our services to clients across the UK. 

Road Traffic Accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, a common belief is that you can only use the lawyer recommended by your insurance company.

This is not the case.

Thanks to the Insurance companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations Act 1990 you can choose the law firm to represent you, rather than being forced to use an appointed one by your insurer.

This gives you the choice to use a lawyer or law firm of your choice.

Working with a lawyer has its benefits

First, you experience a more personal relationship working with us. If you instructed an insurer appointed lawyer, it’s likely that they will be based far away, and you won’t get the opportunity to meet them face-to-face.

Personal Injury claims can sometimes be distressing, especially if you have to relive and retell your experiences detail by detail. For this reason, people who have been in an accident often feel more comfortable discussing sensitive topics like an accident with a lawyer they have a better, closer relationship with.

Doing this face to face, or even with a lawyer you know better is far easier and stress-free than doing it with a remote lawyer you haven’t met.


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