You may be seeking an accident solicitor in Borehamwood (or one elsewhere in the UK) for a number of reasons. Accident solicitors can represent you in any type of personal injury compensation claim, whether it is for an injury sustained in an accident that was not your fault, or whether you have been diagnosed as having a work-related illness. They can also take on medical negligence claims and claims by victims of assaults.
Can I make a personal injury compensation claim?
If you have sustained any injury in an accident which you can prove was no fault of yours, then you may have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim. In the case of being diagnosed with a work-related illness, you will have to prove negligence on the part of your employer. For example, perhaps you were not given the correct kind of protective wear to carry out your job safely and suffered an illness which was definitely work-related. You can make a claim for various types of accidents including those which occur in your home, if they were, for example caused by a faulty electrical product. You can claim for some sports injuries too, as well as for some slips, trips and falls, wherever they occur. The one main criterion is that the accident was not your responsibility but was caused by someone else’s negligence.
When should I make a claim?
The sooner you make a claim the better as all the details will be clearer in your mind. You have to make a claim within three years of your accident or of being first diagnosed with a work-related illness. The sooner you make a claim, the quicker your accident solicitor in Borehamwood, or elsewhere can begin to gather evidence to file your claim.
How much compensation will I get?
No one can predict the amount of compensation you might receive as this will depend on the severity of your injury and the type of accident. Compensation should cover all past and future (in the case of a life-changing injury) medical expenses, loss of earnings and also the pain, distress and suffering caused by the injuries. The amount in the case of a severe injury will also cover the cost of refitting your home if this is necessary. If there is a death, then additional damages will be awarded.
Accident solicitor in Borehamwood
If you find an accident solicitor in Borehamwood, you should ask if he or she has the experience you need to deal with your particular case. If you have a medical negligence claim, there is not much point going to see an accident solicitor in Borehamwood (for example) who only deals with road traffic accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with more than a decade’s experience of handling personal injury compensation claims. You can call us at any time of day or night to receive advice regarding your possible personal injury compensation claim. You might wish to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, then call us on one of our freephone numbers; 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and 0800 689 0500 on a landline. Call us now for expert advice.
Date Published: 24th June 2013