Public Transport Accidents

In most cases, using public transport is safe, but things can go wrong. If the bus, train or coach you’re travelling on is involved in a crash or makes a sudden stop, the potential for injury is there.

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According to the Department for Transport in 2017/18, there were 4,998 buses or coaches involved in reported accidents. This shows these vehicles are vulnerable to being caught up in accidents, irrespective of whether or not they have been recklessly driven. The risks to passengers in public transport accidents are often heightened because, in many cases, buses and trains don’t have seat belts.

What are public transport injuries?

Public transport injuries are the result of accidents involving buses, coaches, taxis, light rail systems – such as the London Underground - and trains. Examples of accidents on public transport include:

  • Cuts, bruises and broken bones in the aftermath of a train crash
  • Suffering whiplash following a collision between a bus and a car
  • Falling in a bus carriage due to reckless driving
  • Being hurt after the bus/coach driver pulls away while a passenger steps on or off the vehicle.

Who can I claim against?

Drivers have a duty to ensure the safety of all passengers, although if making a claim, the transport company is liable as it employs the drivers. It’s also responsible for the maintenance of its fleet of vehicles. Any lack of care involved can also render it liable.

In the event of a crash where a car driver is at fault for the accident, they are the ones to claim compensation from.

If your accident happened while you were abroad, you can also take a look at our car accidents abroad page.

More about making a claim

How much can I claim?

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from public transport accidents. Minor whiplash can mean up to £3,810 is awarded, while, as a guide, it could be between £57,620 and £114,810 for severe neck injuries as they take much longer to recover from.

A minor head injury, possibly coming from a knock after a sudden stop, could see compensation ranging between £1,940 and £11,200. It’s hard to say how long it’ll be before the claim is resolved until one of our solicitors has carried out an initial investigation.

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You could claim up to £11,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £40,410*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £205,580*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £379,100*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £140,870*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £108,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £21,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £94,470*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £10,340*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £6,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £8,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £19,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £99,440*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £51,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £61,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £252,180*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £13,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £27,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £102,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £28,860*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £21,910*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £2,210*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £4,470*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £20,280*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to 2,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £5,660*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £13,840*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £7,650*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £26,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £39,940*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £1,500*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £3,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £6,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £10,010*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £33,430*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £3,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £33,750*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £85,340*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £92,820*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £110,380*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £92,820*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £88,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £6,920*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £11,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £16,830*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £42,110*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £10,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £10,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £34,000*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £16,830*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £120,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £96,150*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £263,060*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £11,040*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £28,060*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £48,080*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £3,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £32,210*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to 30,700

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to 48,080

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £10,730

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £79,560

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £27,740*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £8,970*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £21,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £52,490*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £12,350*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to 48,080*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £24,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to 116,620*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £120,530*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £247,280*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £38,120*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £84,360*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £11,040*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £21,910*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £61,410*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £18,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £27,450*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £49,180*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £23,310*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim up to £43,900*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

Simply fill out our simple form to find out what compensation you could be owed

*Amounts determined by the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Judicial College, 15th edition, 2019

Road Traffic Accident FAQs

Can passengers claim compensation?

Yes, if you’re a passenger who has been involved in a collision on the road and suffered injuries through no fault of your own, then you’re entitled to make a claim for compensation.

I was hit by an uninsured driver. Can I claim?

Yes, you can make a claim if you were hit by an uninsured driver.

With the help of our panel of solicitors, you can claim through the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).

Backed by every motor insurer in the UK, the MIB is a scheme set up to help compensate victims of accidents caused by uninsured and untraced motorists.

How much can I claim for a road traffic accident?

It depends on the type and severity of any injuries sustained.

For those inflicted with minor brain or head injuries, they could receive between £1,940 and £11,200. At the other end of the scale, severe leg injuries could see compensation between £48,080 and £119,210, whereas loss of an arm may mean an award of between £84,310 to upwards of £120,270.

For further examples see our compensation calculator.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Generally speaking there is a limit of three years to start a claim, starting from the date of your accident. If you were under the age of 18 when you had your accident, you have until your 21st birthday.

How long will a claim take?

The length of time it will take to make your claim depends on your individual circumstances.

Every case is different, so it’s very difficult to say at the early stages how long the process will be from start to finish.

Once your solicitor has completed their initial investigations into your case, they will be in a better position to advise you on how long the process is likely to take.

To give you a very general idea:

  • For a personal injury claim like minor whiplash, for example, the process could be completed in about six months. But in more complex cases, such as claims involving a trip, slip or fall, it could take over a year to be settled. The process could also be longer if the defendant disputes your claim.

  • Claiming for a work accident could be between six and nine months. But if the injury is more severe, or there are legal complexities, it could take longer.

  • Medical negligence cases tend to take longer as they can be complex with multiple factors and evidence.  A rough estimate would be 18-26 months.

You can contact one of our advisors to discuss your situation.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers

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