Questions about making an accident claim in Oldham?
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you probably have lots of questions to ask about claiming compensation and you’ve come online because, well the internet knows everything! There is indeed a horde of information online about making an accident claim in Oldham, but we have put together some of the more frequently asked questions, and their answers, together in one place, to help answer some of yours.
Frequently asked questions
What sort of injury can I claim for?
You can make an accident claim in Oldham for any injury, however serious. You can even make a personal injury claim for an illness, or for the psychological affects of your accident, so if your ordeal has left you stressed, anxious or depressed you should seek help from your doctor, and tell your solicitor when you come to claim.
How long do I have to claim?
You have three years from the date on which you were inured, or made unwell, in which to file your accident claim in Oldham.
How much money will I get?
Every claim is different, as it depends on how the injury has affected the claimant’s life and finances, but you can get an estimate of how much your accident claim in Oldham could be worth by using the 30 Second Compensation Calculator on our website: www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Can I get legal aid?
No, the UK Government stopped legal aid for personal injury claims in 1998, which is why some law firms offer legal representation on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so that people can still claim without risking their own money.
Will I have to pay tax on my compensation money?
No, compensation money is non-taxable.
Will I have to go to court?
It’s unlikely, most personal injury claims are settled before they get to court; to make the process quicker and to keep costs down for both parties. If your claim does end up in front of a judge it will be in a civil court.
Will I have to attend a medical?
Possibly, but if so, this is nothing to worry about, and any medical will be arranged at a suitable time for you.
Will I definitely get compensation?
We can’t guarantee this! However, we have bags of experience – we have been doing what we do for fourteen years so we know when a claim is likely to be successful, and will only take it on if we believe we can win – we have one of the highest success rates in the industry.
If you would like to know anything else about making an accident claim in Oldham then please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our phone lines are open twenty-four hours a day and are manned by trained, friendly advisers who will do their best to give you all the answers and advice that you need.