The following are some of the more common questions we are asked about our our accident claim services.

How much compensation will I receive?

The actual figure depends on a number of factors however you can claim for:

  • Pain and suffering caused by your injuries (this will be more for severe injuries
  • Loss of income
  • Any damage to your vehicle or property
  • A replacement vehicle whilst yours is off the road
  • Rehabilitation costs such as physiotherapy and treatments

How does the claims process work?

There are a number of steps in the process:

  • We will submit your claim to the other parties insurers who should admit liability
  • We will instruct a medical expert to assess your injuries
  • We will make arrangements for any required rehabilitation or treatment
  • Once we have the medical report we will value your claim and pursue this sum
  • We will then negotiate a reasonable compensation sum
  • If no sum can be agreed we will pursue the claim through the courts
  • When we receive your money it will be immediately forwarded to you in full

Will I be entitled to compensation?

You will be entitled to compensation if you have been injured in an accident in the last 3 years for which we can prove someone else was at fault. If you were a child when the accident occurred the 3 year rule may not apply.

How much will it cost me to make a claim?

At Sweeney Miller, if we pursue a claim on your behalf, you won’t have to pay a thing, whether we win or lose your case. All of our fees and costs are recovered from the other party when we win a case and if we lose a case we will pay all related costs ourselves.

How long will it take to deal with my claim?

At Sweeney Miller we have refined our process over the years to ensure a speedy conclusion to your case. Each case is different but we aim to complete all cases as quickly and efficiently as possible which means you get your compensation as soon as possible. Some cases can be delayed if a settlement cannot be agreed with the party at fault. Although this is rare, if it does occur there will be a delay whilst the case goes to court.

Will I have to go to court?

Few personal injury cases go to court. On the rare occasion that court proceeding are issued the matter is often settled before the trial date.

Will I need to come to your office?

No. We can deal with your case via your chosen method. You have the option to speak to your Sweeney Miller solicitor face to face at our offices but if it is more convenient we can deal with your case over the phone, via email or by using our secure online client area. You can use the online client area 24/7 and can download documentation relevant to your case. Our solicitors have been dealing with accident claims for many years and we have developed a straightforward, quick and convenient process for dealing with you claim.

Will I be kept up to date on the progress of my claim?

Sweeney Miller prides itself on its communication and relationships with its clients. Our solicitors will keep you updated at every stage of the claim so that you are aware of how it is progressing and how long it is likely to continue for at all times.

Will I need to see a medical examiner?

Yes. We will make arrangements for you to see a medical specialist who will assess the extent of your injuries. This will help with your claim and it is also beneficial to you as you will receive professional advice on how to deal with the injuries you have sustained and any rehabilitation that may be required.

Will there be a lot of paperwork involved

We keep paperwork to a minimum and complete as much as possible on your behalf. Our refined processes have minimised the input required from you. We are confident that you will find our process to be very quick and simple.

Are your solicitors qualified to deal with accident claims?

Your claim will always be handled by a qualified solicitor. All of our personal injury solicitors are qualified and registered with the law society.


For more information, please get in touch or visit the Accident Services page.

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