Hundreds of people across the UK are injured in accidents daily. These accidents can occur anywhere – at work, at home, outdoors or on the roads. Common accidents include slips, trips and falls, road traffic accidents or accidents in the workplace. More often than not, something or someone else, other than the victim, is responsible for the accident, and many people are left wondering, ‘Do I have a strong case?’.
In most cases, these accidents result in various injuries that may vary in severity. These range from simple strains and sprains to more complex fractures, back, neck or head injuries. While some victims may be lucky enough to make a full recovery from their injuries, others may have to live with theirs throughout their lives.
If you have had the misfortune of being involved in an accident through no fault of your own, you have a right to claim compensation against those who bear responsibility for it. Filing a claim for compensation is one way of seeking justice for what happened to you. Additionally, the payout received should go a long way towards reimbursing any financial expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries.
How we can help
The sooner you submit your compensation claim, the sooner you can find out whether you have a strong case. In order to do this, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline. Contact us through our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 and in as little as five minutes, you will know whether you have a strong case.
One of our friendly advisers will discuss your case with you. After this, it will be up to you to decide whether or not to proceed. If you decide to go on, we will put you in touch with an experienced solicitor who specialises in compensation claims such as yours. They will take you through all aspects of your case, giving you the best legal compensation claim advice. Both of you will also agree on the payout amount you should settle on. Your solicitor will also represent you in court if necessary.
What constitutes a strong compensation claim?
You need to present a strong case for compensation in order to receive a payout.
The first step to filing a claim is finding out if you have an eligible case. For you to be considered eligible, your accident must have happened within the past three years (although there are some exceptions to this rule), it must have been caused by another person and it must have resulted in the need for medical treatment.
You can also confirm your eligibility using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. This online tool will also give you the approximate amount you could receive as compensation, depending on the extent of your injuries.
You can further strengthen your case by producing ample evidence to support your claim. This may include details of the accident, photographic evidence, witness details and medical records.
Therefore, having a strong case means that you meet the eligibility criteria for filing a claim and that you have evidence to back the claim.