Many of our clients want to know, ‘What accidents can I claim against?’ In fact you can claim compensation for many types of accidents relating to personal injury. Providing you were not responsible for the incident it is only right that you should receive recompense. After all, you will have suffered physical and perhaps psychological damage. Your injuries may also lead to you having to take time away from work, resulting in loss of earnings. The accident may also have resulted in you incurring extra expenses. Included in any successful claim will be an amount to cover all these financial losses.
Making a claim can sometimes be difficult, particularly if you are still recovering from your injuries, which is precisely why expert help and advice from people such as our qualified solicitors is so important. We at Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in dealing with the entire range of accident claims and are on hand to help you pursue your claim.
Typically, claims are made when someone has suffered an injury at work, a road traffic accident, sport, trips and falls and following attacks by dogs. Though individual cases within the same type differ from each other, the process is basically the same.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident, we first advise you to visit a doctor to have your injuries examined. You should do this even if you feel OK, as it may take several days before any injuries become noticeable. Your doctor’s report is very important, as the severity of your injury is likely to affect the amount of compensation awarded, should your claim be successful.
We will also need to demonstrate that you were not responsible for the accident, which is very important if your version of events is challenged. This can best be achieved by taking accounts from people who witnessed the accident. In addition, if there is any photographic evidence or CCTV footage available, we will need to see it if we are to maximise the chances of your claim being successful.
We may also ask for evidence of any costs sustained as a result of the accident. This might include a letter from your employer stating how long you have been absent from work, receipts for items such as prescription charges and the cost of travel for medical treatment.
No matter what the type of accident claim, many people are afraid to seek legal assistance because they fear being faced with high legal bills. Admittedly, legal fees can be expensive; after all, solicitors are highly trained professionals, but it could cost you nothing to take advantage of our services.
Our helpline is a free 0800 number and we will represent you on what is known as a “no win no fee” basis, which means you do not have to pay anything upfront for our services and if your case is lost you will not have to pay us a penny.
Date Published: October 16, 2013
Author: David Brown