If you have sustained an injury you may be desperately looking through the phone book for an accident solicitor in Hartlepool, or frantically going through the Search Engine Ranking Pages (SERPS) looking for an accident solicitor in Hartlepool on your PC. Perhaps you simply want to know how you claim.
Steps in a compensation claim
1 You find an accident solicitor Hartlepool based, or a solicitor anywhere in the UK who specializes in winning compensation claims for clients who have suffered an injury in an accident for which they were not to blame.
2 You make an appointment to see the solicitor and can expect the initial interview to be free of charge. If you are not well enough to go to the solicitor’s office, then he/she should come to you at home or in hospital. This would have to be the case if you were in a wheelchair as the result of the accident and the solicitor’s office did not have wheelchair access.
3 You give your solicitor the facts relating to the accident or the work-related illness you have been diagnosed with. You provide names and addresses of witnesses and medical records, or give your solicitor permission to access your medical records. The solicitor will then go through the information and advise you on how best to proceed if you have a case for a compensation claim.
4 The solicitor writes a letter to the person responsible for your accident or illness and gives them 14 days in which to respond.
5 You may be offered compensation and if you decide to accept the amount offered, you will receive this out of court settlement. Alternatively your solicitor could try to negotiate a better deal while still settling out of court.
6 You reject the offer of compensation and take court action. This could take some time and in the meantime you can expect an interim payment if you are out of work as a result of the accident and have financial difficulties.
Accident solicitor in Hartlepool
While you were searching for accident solicitors in Hartlepool you will probably have noticed adverts for Accident Advice Helpline. Their patron is Esther Rantzen, who was one of the first TV personalities to work for consumer rights. Accident Advice Helpline works throughout the UK and has a team of solicitors whose members specialize in winning compensation claims for the victims of every kind of accident. Although we are not listed under accident solicitor in Hartlepool, we do have solicitors near you, wherever you live in the UK – on the mainland or on the many islands off the coast.
You can visit our website and take the thirty second test which will tell you if you qualify for making a claim and the online compensation calculator will give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could expect to receive, and then you could call Accident Advice Helpline and start your compensation claim today. The freephone number to ring is 0800180 4123 and the lines are always open, so call us now.
Date Published: 29th May 2013