Did you know that if you have had an accident in the last three years and it was not your fault, you might have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim? You have up to three years from the date of your accident or the date when you were first diagnosed with an occupational (work-related) illness to file a claim.
How do I file a claim?
First of all you will need to contact an accident solicitor in Bexhill or elsewhere and make an initial appointment (which should be free) to discuss whether or not you have a case to make a claim. For all types of personal injury compensation claims (accidents, illnesses and so on) you have to be able to prove that your injury or illness was caused by another person’s negligence.
A personal injury case can be settled in months, or it may take years, especially as an accident solicitor Bexhill or elsewhere will have to collect and collate a lot of information in order to make a successful claim on your behalf. A lot of compensation claims are settled out of court, but some do have to go all the way through court.
What should I do if I am injured?
If you have an accident at work or in a public place, such as a stadium or restaurant, then you should report the accident and have it recorded in the accident book. The log should include the date, time and nature of the accident as well as the names, addresses and contact numbers of any witnesses.
You should also take photographs of the scene of the accident as these may help your claim.
Accident solicitor in Bexhill
You should find an accident solicitor in Bexhill or one near you, who has the expertise to deal with the kind of personal injury compensation claim you want to make. One who has only dealt with road accidents in the past may not have the necessary expertise to deal with a medical negligence claim, for example.
What if I can’t find an accident solicitor in Bexhill?
If you are unable to find an accident solicitor in Bexhill, or one elsewhere with the specialist knowledge and experience of the type of claim you may have, then you should consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline has a website which you can visit to find out more. Our patron, as you will see, is Esther Rantzen, famous for being one of the first consumer rights champions. You can take our thirty second test which gives you a rough idea of how much you might get in compensation if your claim is successful.
You might then decide to call us free for expert advice. You can call us at any time, 365 days a year on our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 or for mobiles, our freephone number is 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now to find out if we can help you with a personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 13th June 2013