If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in West Bromwich, then you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. In this article we have included helpful accident claims advice in West Bromwich to help you decide whether or not making a claim is the right thing for you to do.
Helpful accident claims advice in West Bromwich
- What accidents can I claim for?
Personal injury claims can be brought forward for the likes of road traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, slips, trips and falls, accidents on private and public property and all other kinds of accident, so long as the accident was not your fault.
- What factors could affect my eligibility to claim?
You must make a claim within 3 years of your date of limitation, because after 3 years your case will be time-barred. So if your date of limitation is more than 3 years ago, this could affect your eligibility to claim. However, the 3 year limit can be extended for some industrial diseases, or if you can prove you lacked the mental capacity to make a claim at the time.
- May claim is against my employer. Can I be punished for making a claim?
If you make a claim against your employer, it is important to remember that although the law states that your employer is not allowed to punish you for doing so, there is no guarantee that your employer will not. So bear this in mind if your claim is for an accident in the workplace, although unfair treatment can be dealt with under UK law.
- How long will my claim take to process?
We can process most accident claims in West Bromwich within 6-8 weeks, depending on the complexity of your accident claim. This is only an estimate, however.
- What are no win, no fee agreements?
No win, no fee agreements are actually called conditional fee agreements. They stipulate that in the event that a claim loses, then the claimant does not have to pay their own solicitor’s fees. They also commonly stipulate that there are no upfront legal fees to worry about. The downside to these agreements is that you may still run up a bill of costs by the other side. That is why most conditional fee agreements require insurance.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
If you would like to find out more about making a claim and how we can help you, call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile phone.