General information on personal injury

In this section we’ve set out some general information about making a personal injury claim, such as what constitutes negligence, what you can claim compensation for, and what time limits apply for making a claim.

We’ve also provided some guidance on why you should obtain legal advice on personal injury, and what types of funding arrangements might be available, such as no-win, no-fee agreements.

Personal injury doesn’t always occur somewhere obvious like at work or on the roads; you may sustain an injury whilst:

  • Horse riding
  • Skating
  • Playing sports
  • On holiday

Other accidents arise from freak causes and disasters such as fires. We’ve provided some information on these less common types of injuries which may help you get an idea of whether you can claim for compensation. For other, more common injuries, you can find more detailed information about it in the relevant section of our Personal Injury section.

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