Bike couriers face dangers every day, and if you are involved in an accident you are likely to be looking for bike courier injury advice. If you have been involved in an accident the best injury advice is provided by personal injury solicitors. If you find yourself in this situation contact Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm that employs a team of highly skilled solicitors.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help you with bike courier injury advice?
Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win no fee* basis and can be contacted, free of charge on their 24-hour helpline.
Many people are afraid to seek legal advice and seek compensation because of the costs. Admittedly legal costs can be high and legal aid is no longer available to pursue compensation claims. However, Accident Advice Helpline does not make any up front charges for instigating your claim. In other words, if after giving you bike courier injury advice, it is felt your case is strong enough to proceed, you will not be faced with a potentially crippling legal bill.
What injury advice will you give?
If you have been injured in a bike courier accident you must provide evidence indicating the extent of your injuries. This is achieved by presenting the medical notes made by the doctor who examined you. If you have not already had your injuries examined you will be advised to do so as quickly as possible. Even if the injuries appear to be only minor you should still see a doctor as they can worsen over time.
Your doctor’s report will be vital if you decide to make a compensation claim. The severity of your injuries could well determine the size of any compensation awarded.
The fact that you were injured in the accident may well have cost you financially. You will most likely have had to take time off work recovering, leading to a loss of wages, perhaps including overtime. You should therefore, keep a note of any wages lost. In addition, there may be other costs, such as prescription charges, non-NHS treatment and even care and extra help. You should keep receipts for all these extra expenses as they will be included, along with lost wages, in your compensation claim.
What other information will you need?
In order to determine whether you have grounds for a claim you will be asked to provide as much information as possible about your accident. As well as your own recollections, the names and contact details from any witnesses and the name and number of the police officer investigating, will be very important.
In order to make a successful claim you should not have been responsible for the accident and it will be necessary to determine who was.
How soon should I contact you?
You should seek bike courier injury advice as soon as possible after your accident. Your personal injury claim has to be submitted within three years of the date of the accident, after which it will be deemed to be void.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown