If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, you’ve been injured in a car crash or you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in a public place, you may be thinking about claiming personal injury compensation but what does the claims process entail, how should a claim be handled and is it really worth the hassle?
How should a claim be handled?
If you’ve been injured or you’ve suffered illness as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you have a right to claim compensation. If you wish to pursue a personal injury claim against somebody else, for example, your employer following a work accident, it’s wise to seek advice from professional personal injury lawyers who have expertise in the relevant area and the knowledge and experience to answer your question of ‘How should a claim be handled?’ If you have a viable claim, Accident Advice Helpline will do everything they can to secure your payout.
In order to make a claim for work accident compensation, the incident in question must usually have occurred within 3 years. To support your case, it is also beneficial to have access to documentation and records which back up your version of events such as eye witness statements and medical reports.
Our expert lawyers will use all the information related to your accident to build a case in your favour and they will liaise with the other party involved in order to ascertain their viewpoint and, hopefully, reach an agreement. The other party will choose either to accept or contest responsibility and their decision will have an impact on the outcome of the case and how long it may take. In simple cases, personal injury compensation can be awarded in just a few months; in more complex cases, which end up in court, the process may be much longer.
What should I do now?
If you wish to pursue a work injury claim or you’re interested in finding out more about how the claims process works following a work accident, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or visit our website. Our website has a plethora of information related to claiming compensation and a very simple 30-second eligibility test, which can help you decide whether you’ve got a case and give you a rough idea of how much compensation you could claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown