Will I Have to go to Court If I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

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Mr S suffered orthopaedic injuries and permanent damage to his pituitary gland in a motorcycling accident. Mr S recovered £360,000 on a provisional damages basis.
Mr W suffered a serious knee injury in a motorcycling accident and he went on to develop chronic pain syndrome forcing his early retirement. Mr W recovered £575,000.
Mr N was walking down metal steps at work and slipped on oil sustaining injury and fracturing wrist. We secured a settlement for £110,000.
Mr M suffered a serious knee injury in a motorcycling accident and ultimately came to amputation of the injured leg. Mr M recovered £1,250,000.
Mr F suffered traumatic amputation of his foot and serious arm injuries in a motorcycling accident. Mr F recovered £863,524.
While Mr S was lifting heavy rolls of adhesive tape at work, he sustained a back injury. We secured a settlement for £55,000.
Mr T suffered an ankle and knee injury in a motorcycling accident and was unable to return to his former work as a Baker’s assistant. Mr T recovered £395,000.

Will I Have to go to Court If I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Many people are put off by a number of things when the idea of making a personal injury claim arises. Realistically, after an accident that could very well have been quite traumatic, most people just want to brush it under the carpet and move on without any unnecessary stress or hassle -which is completely understandable.

However, if you have been injured in an accident and you’re worrying about having to make an appearance in court in order to win your claim, you shouldn’t.

Stop Worrying…


The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. Remember – you’re not the only person who wants to avoid a court trial. Due to the costs and time taken in preparation for a trial, it’s more than likely that both you, the claimant, and the defendant, will want to make a settlement outside of court.

This compensation settlement will be calculated by your personal injury solicitor after taking all relevant factors into consideration. If the defendant does not want to accept this settlement amount, a negotiation period will follow.

The chances are; your personal injury solicitor and the defendant will come to an agreement on a settlement amount. If not, court proceedings can be necessary

If your solicitor does advise you on taking the compensation claim to court and you confirm the decision, a strong case will be prepared for you and you will be supported every step of the way. But remember, a court trial is very unlikely.

Are You Thinking About Making a Compensation Claim?


If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident that you think was caused by a third party, Contact Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors now to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.

Beardsells Solicitors can assess your compensation claim completely free of charge and talk you through the options you have before you make a comfortable decision.

Call us now on 0800 677 1911 or our mobile: 0333 577 2251.

Alternatively, Start Your Claim Now using the form on the right hand side of this page.

Written by Wai

Wai Yi is our joint Managing Director. She joined the firm originally as an articled clerk to the founder, Keith Beardsell and qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She became an equity partner in 1997, and upon the creation of Beardsells LLP in 2011, she became joint Managing Director. You can follow Wai Yi on Google+.

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