When people ring Accident Advice Helpline and find out that they may be eligible for compensation, they frequently ask the question “What are the next steps if my claim is unsuccessful?” Be assured that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay a penny — there are no hidden costs or penalties. If you so wish, you can proceed with a claim in full confidence; there are no fees if you do not win.
Year upon year, however, many people do receive the compensation and justice they deserve by claiming through us. Three of the most common areas of litigation are accidents that happen whilst the victim is at work, accidents on the road and falling over or slipping. If you have been affected by any of these within the past three years, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you start your claim.
We all know that accidents happen, however if you have an accident while you are at work and it was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. These kinds of workplace injuries are common, but you will still need to compile a file of compelling evidence in order to be successful. Our experienced solicitors are trained in exactly this field; they will ensure that your claim is presented to your company’s insurers correctly and promptly. Often, employers do not wish to be exposed to court proceedings and will settle out of court, although in some cases it can become necessary. Rather than worrying “What are the next steps if my claim is unsuccessful?”, simply give our friendly staff a call.
Whether you are a driver or a passenger, if you are part of a road traffic accident that is not your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation. The claim will be made against the guilty party’s insurer, so even if you are travelling with a family member or close friend, you could still seek compensation. If you are a bystander, a pedestrian or a cyclist, for example, the same rules apply. Any injury you receive as the result of a driver’s negligence can enable you to claim for compensation.
A huge amount of trips and falls happen each day. They can take place at work — as a result of a badly fitted carpet, for example — or in a public location. If your fall happens inside or within the boundaries of a building used by the public, you could claim for compensation from the owner’s insurance policy, as they will be covered for public liability.
Out in the street or on council property, the local authority has an obligation to keep grounds and paths well maintained. If you can show that you tripped on a public footpath that was uneven and in need of repair, and as a consequence you received an injury, you could be able to claim against the local authority. If you have any questions or are unsure of your rights in this or any other area of personal injury claims, do not hesitate to give our friendly team a call. The sooner you begin, the sooner you could receive a settlement.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown