Starting a personal injury claim can seem daunting, but experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

A personal injury is when injury is caused to an individual – either physically or mentally – as opposed to their property. It can occur as a result of road accidents, workplace mishaps, exposure to harmful substances or if you have had an operation that has gone wrong. It can also be caused by assaults, slips and trips or even faulty goods and dangerous equipment.

If you wish to make a personal injury claim, the law states that this must be done within three years of the incident or injury occurring. If the issue is a disease, it is three years from the date that you were diagnosed.

You will not have to pay to make a claim. As an RCM member, you receive free legal advice and guidance from Thompsons Solicitors with no hidden fees. Your membership also entitles your family members to free legal advice and representation if they have suffered a personal injury at no fault of their own.

RCM members who receive compensation will keep 100% of the damages they secure. The amount of money awarded as compensation is calculated according to a variety of factors including: the seriousness of your injury, the level of suffering you have or will endure and any loss of earnings.

The length of the claim process varies, depending on the severity of the injury and the extent of its impact on your health and daily life, as well as how strongly contested the case is by the person or organisation responsible for causing your injury. Thompsons Solicitors strive to settle every case quickly, with the aim of securing as much compensation as possible and keeping members informed of progress at all times.

Thompsons Solicitors has helped thousands of RCM members across the UK secure personal injury compensation, free of charge, through their union membership.

To use this service, call 0808 100 7776 or make a claim online.