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    Accident claim in Gloucester


    If you’re making an accident claim in Gloucester, one of the more difficult things to get right could be ensuring you receive the right amount of compensation for the injuries you suffer. This can be more difficult to calculate than you might imagine, especially with more serious injuries, which is one reason why you might want to look carefully at precisely what you’re entitled to in order to avoid losing out on money to which you should be entitled.

    Making an accident claim in Gloucester

    The first thing to do is to look at how compensation is calculated for injuries. The court will effectively add up together three different sums. The first will be a sum based on how badly you have been hurt. Unsurprisingly, more complicated and long lasting injuries tend to count for considerably more compensation than those which are done and dusted within a comparatively short space of time. Secondly, there will be a sum based on how much money you’ve had to spend as a result of your injury claim. This is for things such as medical treatments and travel costs and so on. Finally, there is the issue of how much money you’ve lost out on. Normally, this will be for things such as lost earnings which can mount up pretty quickly.

    Getting the full amount of compensation

    Assessing this figure accurately can be quite difficult and will depend to a large extent on what information you provide to your legal team. For example, you’ll need to provide full information relating to the severity of your injuries and this is where some people lose out. There is a natural tendency among the British to under play or miss out some of the injuries to which they should really be claiming.

    One area which often gets over looked is psychological issues such as depression, sleeplessness or other problems. This is because we don’t understand as much about mental health as we do the physical side of things, so sometimes people don’t think that an issue is connected. However, it’s sometimes the mental side of things which can be the most damaging. For example, if someone is in a car accident and withdraws emotionally from their family the effects can be difficult to quantify but are no less serious. As such it’s important to tell your lawyer as much as possible so they can tell you whether or not they think you have a good case to make.

    Paying for your claim

    For all the information you provide, though, it will be impossible to tell you once and for all if you will win your case. So it’s nice to know you have the benefit of working on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. This means that if you do not win your case, you will not have to pay a single penny. As such this is a popular way of working for everyone involved.

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    So if you’re looking to make an accident claim in Gloucester, give us a call to see how we can help on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.

    Date Published: 16th September 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.