If you’ve been injured in an accident in Forest of Dean you might have many questions on your mind. The first would be: “How do I get treatment for my injuries?” and the next ones might be: “Can I claim compensation for my injury?” and “How do I find a lawyer who can help me?”
An accident in Forest of Dean
The woodlands of the Forest of Dean are a great playground for everyone regardless of their age, but there are all sorts of accidents that can happen. If you’ve been hurt and you do not feel it was your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Just measure your situation against the following criteria:
1. Whose fault was it? If you can show that the accident was someone else’s fault then they should pay you compensation for your injury.
2. How severe was the injury? Compensation is there to pay you for injuries which have had a significant impact on your quality of life. If the injury wasn’t that serious then the chances are you will not be entitled to make a claim. In order to claim you will have to prove to the court that the injury has had a measurable effect on your life, and that can sometimes be something of a challenge.
3. When the accident occurred: There is a three year time limit on any personal injury claim. If you wait longer than that then you might not be entitled to make a claim.
Proving your case
It’s one thing to believe you’re in the right, but quite another to be able to prove this to the courts, and make no mistake because that’s exactly what you’ll have to do. Because you’re the one bringing the case you’ll have to prove it to the full satisfaction of the court.
It’s a good idea to get a second opinion and you can find one of these by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
They can help you whether you’ve had an accident in Forest of Dean or anywhere else in the country – that’s because we have lawyers based everywhere in the UK covering all sorts of different types of cases. This means that no matter what happens, we’re in a perfect position to help you claim compensation for your injuries.
Paying for your claim
Finally comes the issue of payment and we know that’s something that might cause shivers to be running down your spine. But don’t panic. If you work with us you’ll do so on the principal of no win no fee. This means that if you do not win your case you won’t have to pay.
So, to find people who can help you after an accident in Forest of Dean, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th May 2014
Author: David Brown