Frequently asked questions on making a compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline specialise in helping victims of non-fault accidents claim personal injury compensation. Having been in the business for over 10 years we see our customers asking some of the same questions. Here we have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that we and a accident lawyer in Guildford receive. Take a look; we may have answered a question you were thinking of.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury can be either a physical injury, disease or illness, or a psychological/emotional injury or illness. In some cases it can be both
How do I know if I can make a compensation claim?
There are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled to make a successful claim. These include that it should be proven that you were not at fault in the accident and was due to the error or negligence of another party.
In most cases you are also given a time limit in which you can make a claim, this is usually 3 years from the date of the accident. There are certain exceptions such as industrial illness or when children are injured. An accident lawyer in Guildford can go though your case with you if you are in any doubt.
What do I need my accident lawyer in Guildford to tell me?
All cases are slightly different, in straightforward claims, where fault is not disputed it can only take a few months. In cases where your injuries are more serious or if fault is disputed it may take longer. Your accident lawyer in Guilford will be able to give you an estimate and will keep you updated throughout the process.
I was injured in the workplace and worried I will get into trouble if I make a claim?
Many people are worried about making a claim against their employer or fellow employee. Remember by making a claim you could also prevent a similar incident occuring again. Many companies have special insurance to deal with such cases. You are protected by law and should not be discriminated against for making a valid claim. Your accident lawyer in Guildford will reassure you.
Can I claim injuries compensation from the person who attacked me?
In short, yes. The important factor is that you have reported the violent crime to the police. Speak to an accident lawyer in Guilford if you are in any doubt.
If you think you are entitled to make a claim or have any other questions about the process then call us today 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. We will put you in touch with an accident lawyer in Guildford to be your legal representative.