Accidents can cause all kinds of damaging effects on your life, from being unable to work to a painful and stressful period of recovery. The law surrounding the making of accident and injury claims in West Bromwich and beyond is there to help. If your accident was caused by the negligence of another party, you could have a right to claim compensation for what’s happened to you.
When to make accident and injury claims in West Bromwich
In most cases, there is a three-year window from the date of the accident in which to make your case for compensation. You may think that this sounds like a long time, but in fact, time can slip by and your memories of what’s happened to you can fade. It’s always best to at least find out what your rights are as soon as possible after the incident you have been involved in. You will then also get advice on what to do to make a claim and how to maximise your chances of success.
We would advise you, for example, to keep adequate records of the accident itself, as well as what happened after. Keep receipts for items such as prescription charges and transport costs to medical appointments, because there is often a good chance that you can claim these expenses back if related to your accident. If you have needed to pay for help around the home or extra care, for yourself as you recover or for family members, record this as often these kinds of costs can be reimbursed through a personal injury claim.
Find out about your right to claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like free legal advice on whether you could bring a case for compensation against the party who caused your accident, get in touch with us.
- You can speak to the friendly, knowledgeable staff on our helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- You can text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Complete the 30 second test on our website.
We will advise you of your rights and tell you in principle the amount of compensation usually awarded in circumstances similar to your own. We will not charge you for this. If we think your claim stands a good chance of success, we can offer you representation from one of our expert, in-house lawyers. They will help you through the process from start to end. There is no upfront fee to pay to get your claim started. We’ll also represent you under a conditional fee agreement (known commonly as ‘no win, no fee’), to protect you from some of the further potential financial losses if your case is unsuccessful.
Speak to us about your right to make accident and injury claims in West Bromwich after an accident today. It’s fast, free and easy to find out all you need to know.
Date Published: 10th July 2015
Author: David Brown