When making an accident claim for an injury sustained due to a slip, trip or fall, for example, it can be stressful enough without long, legal documents with confusing and complex jargon.
One such phrase which is often used in slip, trip or fall claims is compensation recovery unit.
What is a compensation recovery unit?
A compensation recovery unit works with solicitors and legal teams to recover any costs that were incurred through any disability benefit that was awarded due to the slip, trip or fall, or any NHS costs including ambulance services and hospital stays.
Will I have much contact with this team during my accident claim?
You will not necessarily have much to do with this team. Your solicitor or legal team, however, will need to register your slip, trip or fall claim with them within 30 days in order for them to start their proceedings.
If a company is found at fault they will not only be liable to pay you compensation but any costs to government bodies that were incurred because of your personal injury.
Slip, trip or fall injuries do not only cost you money through loss of earnings, or bank charges from unpaid direct debits, for example, but it also can lead to charges for the NHS and local councils. The latter are the costs that the compensation recovery unit are responsible for recovering from the third party.
Claiming personal injury compensation
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make an accident claim.
Accident Advice helpline has 15 years’ experience in this field, and their team of lawyers will help make the process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact many clients are able to settle their claim out of court, and all our lawyers work on a no-win no-fee basis, so our clients are never at any financial risk.
To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice