How to make sure your accident claim in Breckland is a successful one
Injuries happen on a daily basis. Someone slips on an unmarked wet floor. Somebody else is involved in a car crash. The incidents vary dramatically. However, thanks to the fast pace of the modern life we live, injuries are almost a certainty. Yet, if you have suffered an injury and it was not your fault, you will likely be entitled to compensation. Why should you have to sit back and suffer, and experience all the costs associated with recovery? Instead, you should make an accident claim in Breckland. Read on to discover top tips for ensuring you make a successful one…
Use a no win no fee* solicitor – You are pretty much assured to benefit from a much better service if you use a no win no fee* solicitor to make your accident claim. This type of solicitor is going to be more impacted by the outcome of your case, and thus you can be sure they will give it the level of attention it deserves. Moreover, financial risk is diminished dramatically and you do not need any money to begin your claim. You also do not need to worry about a huge bill for legal fees if your claim is lost, because you will not have to pay them.
Get contact details of the perpetrator & any witnesses – You will need the contact details of the person that caused the incident. This includes their name, address, telephone number and the details of their insurer. It is also advisable to get the contact details of any witnesses, as their statements will strengthen your case.
Keep proof of any expenses you have encountered – You will be able to claim for the expenses you have encountered as special damages if your compensation claim is successful. This includes everything from childcare costs, to medical expenses, to loss of income, to travel costs and more. Nonetheless you will need to make sure you keep proof of these.
Make sure the incident is reported – Some incidents need to be reported. This all depends on the type of accident that has occurred. For example, if there has been a road traffic accident you may be required to inform the police. If you have suffered a workplace accident you have to inform your employer and/or your safety representative, as they will need to record it in the accident book.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to begin the process of making an accident claim in Breckland
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, with just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Date Published: 7th June 2015
Author: David Brown