Starting a claim for personal injury involves making various decisions beforehand. One of these is deciding on the best law firm to deal with your case. Accident Advice Helpline has been making personal injury claims in Bexley and around the country since 2000 and can offer the assistance of a fully-qualified team of solicitors.
Firstly, you will need to establish your eligibility to claim for personal injury and this involves meeting certain criteria.
Eligibility criteria for making claims with Accident Advice Helpline
There are three main requirements that need to be met:
- The accident must have happened within three years of the start of your claim. This can sometimes be extended in specific circumstances, such as when the case involves a minor.
- The accident must have been caused by a negligent third party
- Your injuries must have been treated by a medical professional either at the accident scene or soon afterwards
As far as the three-year time scale is concerned, if pain from your injuries was only felt after the accident happened, the three years may run from the date they were formally linked to the incident.
The importance of a medical assessment for claims in Bexley and around the UK
Having a medical assessment is a vital part of your personal injury claim. Your injuries need to have been treated by a medical professional – sometimes this is a paramedic at the accident scene. In other cases it might be from your own GP or at the local Accident and Emergency department.
A professional medical opinion of your injuries is used to negotiate the amount of compensation you receive and it might also be necessary to undergo an additional assessment when your case begins.
This brings the evidence up-to-date and provides a current view of your health. If you do need to attend one more assessment, you will be able to add any expenses incurred to the total claim amount.
Get all the information you need via our helpline
Making an informed decision about whether to claim can be difficult without all the facts to hand. We can go through each aspect of your case with you to establish if you have a legitimate claim and check whether you still want to continue once you know what will be required.
We aim to reduce the stress for our customers when making claims in Bexley and elsewhere around the country. We do this by providing trusted information, simple and straightforward systems and a funding method that protects your finances.
Phone 0800 689 0500 from your landline now to find out about no win no fee and how your claim will be processed. From a mobile phone, our helpline number is 0333 500 0993.