I’ve suffered a personal injury – what do I do now?
If you have had an accident at work, been involved in a car crash or had a fall in public, your injuries may be causing you significant problems. You may have been put out of pocket whilst you pay out for prescriptions, a new car bumper, or have lost earnings after being signed off work for a month.
The first step after suffering a personal injury is to find a reputable source for accident compensation advice, often beginning with an eligibility check to make sure you are entitled to claim. Eligibility usually depends on the accident being someone else’s fault, and for it to have happened in the past three years – although this deadline can be extended in cases where the victim was a minor or in the case of industrial diseases.
Where can I find good accident compensation advice?
Good accident compensation advice can usually be found online, through a reputable company such as Accident Advice Helpline. It is recommended that any company who gives advice and processes claims is actually a law firm with a dedicated staff of professional lawyers, rather than simply “claims handlers”.
What accident compensation advice am I likely to receive?
Cases for claiming compensation following an accident or personal injury that was not your fault can vary greatly as circumstances differ from person to person. Therefore, there is no set accident compensation advice, although you may be advised to:
- Keep any receipts for expenses incurred as a result of the accident
- Be mindful that claim times vary from case to case
- Bear in mind that any idea of compensation amounts you have received are an estimation only, and cannot be guaranteed
How is a typical claim progressed?
In a typical claims case, you will firstly speak with a trained advisor (many companies offer a free advice line for initial enquiries), and this will then be progressed according to your situation. You may be required to attend an additional medical assessment, although most claimants do not need to attend court.
How do I choose a claims company?
Reputable companies such as Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win, no fee* basis and receive the backing of consumer champions, helping you as a potential claimant to place your trust in their expertise and professionalism. Esther Rantzen is renowned for her services to UK consumers, and endorses the work of Accident Advice Helpline in helping people to receive the compensation amount they deserve following an accident or injury.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since 2000, and has a large staff of qualified solicitors who specialise in a range of diverse accident types. They use in-house lawyers, meaning they are able to match your case with the best lawyer most suited to you and your specific situation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.