If you are injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from whoever was to blame. Many victims are put off making a claim because they have some misguided conscious about making a person pay them money for the damage they have caused. We say misguided because if you make a claim for compensation with an accident lawyer in Dundee City, it is most unlikely that the person who actually caused the accident is the one that will actually pay you the compensation.
Who might pay your compensation?
There are many different organisations that an accident lawyer in Dundee City might have to deal with so that they pay your compensation, but the two mains ones are:
- Any publically funded body – this includes government departments, agencies, and such people as the emergency services. They are exempt from the need for any type of insurance and pay compensation out of their own funds.
- Insurance companies – most accident situation are covered by some form of insurance, as the insurers charge us all for personal injury claims as part of the premiums we pay. They tend to give injury claims a lot of bad press, but just consider how many policies they sell that no claims are ever made against.
Victims should not concern themselves abut receiving compensation from either of these as the publically funded bodies earmark money each year for the claims they know they will have to pay. Insurance companies charge for this cover as part of nearly every premium we pay and with the millions of profits they make, they can afford it.
Accident lawyer in Dundee City
Many victims find the prospect of dealing with these organisations too much, and it stops them from making a claim. If they got in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make their claim this would not be a problem, as we would deal with them on the victim’s behalf. We have no trouble doing this as for us it is part of the job and we deal with them every single day. As one of the UK’s largest law firms, we work in partnership with a wide network of lawyers across the country and every accident lawyer in Dundee City we work with does so on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
The lawyers and solicitors we work in partnership with across Scotland speak the same language as theirs, legal jargon, and they are very experienced in handling claims with them. But do not think that if you need to speak to a specialist accident lawyer in Dundee City you will not understand what they are saying, they are excellent in changing languages from legal jargon to plain English when chatting to our claimants.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary) and our friendly advisors will help you start the claim if that is what you decide to do. They will guide you through each stage and keep you informed of progress as it happens.
Date Published: 2nd December 2014