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Personal injury & medical negligence

Viberts is preferred counsel for large international insurance companies, Unions and individuals seeking to make personal injury claims.

We believe we have more experience than any other Jersey firm in this area and we represent both defendants and plaintiffs.

Thinking of bringing a claim?

If you are thinking of bringing a personal injury, clinical negligence or industrial disease claim, it is worth knowing the basics before proceeding:

  • why you might bring a claim;
  • what you are claiming for;
  • when you need to bring a claim; and
  • how you can fund a claim.

Why you might bring a claim

You can only make a claim if your injury is due to someone else’s negligence. Just because you have had an accident and injured yourself, it does not automatically mean you will be entitled to compensation; even if your injuries are serious and you cannot work.

It is for the injured party to prove that their injuries or illnesses were caused by the negligence of another party, whether that is another driver, an employer or a medical professional. It is the job of the lawyer to gather the evidence necessary to prove that the other party has been negligent.

At Viberts, we have significant experience in dealing with personal injury and asbestos claims. We have had a number of successes in complex cases ranging from:

  • Accidents at work;
  • Asbestos-related disease;
  • Clinical negligence;
  • Car accidents;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Faulty products;
  • Assault claims;
  • Children’s accidents.

Our latest case wins

Viberts has had numerous successes in a vast range of personal injury matters over the past year in the Channel Islands:

We have recovered almost £1 million in compensation for injured parties. We have achieved six figure settlements for members living with asbestos related diseases, leaving them safe in the knowledge that their families will be provided for if the worst happens.

  • We recently achieved a settlement of £15,000 for a man who sustained scarring to his head as a result of an accident at work. He came to see us only a few weeks before the three year period in which he had to make a claim expired. Many firms would have turned him away because of the time limits involved, but within just a few weeks we secured him a settlement he was happy with, without having to go to court.
  • From high value claims involving serious diseases to more minor short term injuries, we do our best to ensure we achieve positive outcomes for our clients. We aim to settle matters without court proceedings, which can be stressful and costly for injured parties in a small jurisdiction. However, we are not afraid to litigate where necessary in order to protect our clients’ interests.
  • Whilst we act for numerous members who are injured as a result of accidents at work, we also act for those who have been injured outside of their employment. We have achieved many thousands of pounds in compensation for members who have been injured in traffic accidents with the backing of Unite the Union.

Want to make a claim? Contact our personal injury experts:

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