Many people reach for the telephone as soon as they return home from the doctor’s following an accident. The number of accident claims across the country that get handled by companies such as Accident Advice Helpline on a daily basis is staggering. Some people may be unsure as to when to start an accident claim in Shillington, but you will have a choice of solicitors that can offer you advice and help you decide when you should make that claim.
Accident claim in Shillington – the timescales
You cannot make a compensation claim for personal injury in the UK once three years have passed from the date of the accident. The accident will then be seen as out of scope unless it an industrial illness, then different terms and specialist law applies. But it is not sensible to make an accident claim before you have all the facts and figures necessary to proceed with your claim. Yes you can get make a few calls and get your claim started; but it will not proceed very fast if it is missing bits of information. Before you start make sure that you have all the details you need to hand.
Information that will be useful
- Time and date of the accident.
- Police report if one exists.
- Details of any accident report that was completed.
- Details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Photographs of the scene and the injury.
- Medical details of the injury suffered.
The final point is vital to any compensation claim. There is no point in making a personal injury claim if you cannot prove any injury occurred. If you already have all these details to hand then there is nothing stopping you making an accident claim in Shillington today.
How to get started
Getting started on the road to a successful accident claim in Shillington is easy once you have all the above details to hand. Pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser. We have over 15 years of experience under our belt and have a no-win, no-fee agreement for our clients. We also have the patronage of Dame Esther Rantzen who has been a public campaigner for consumer rights in the UK for many years.
One of the final points to remember is that you will have to be happy to discuss the accident with your personal injury solicitor, if this is something that still causes you distress then maybe it would pay to wait awhile or give someone authority to speak on your behalf. Most claims can be handled by telephone so there will possibly be no need for you to attend court.
If you want to find out more about compensation claims and what you may be entitled to if you claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 23rd August 2013
Author: David Brown