Here are some things you need to know before making a compensation claim. If you live in the area, you will probably know that choosing an accident solicitor in Hemel Hempstead can be quite a confusing task. Deciding where to begin is a bit of a minefield for the layman, although having a little background information on what making a personal injury compensation claim entails is always useful. When it comes down to it, it’s surprising how little most of us know about these things. Here, as a guide, are a few things that you may or may not know about making a claim for personal injury compensation.
1. No win no fee*
You may find that an accident solicitor in Hemel Hempstead will be offering this on their adverts and flyers, but what does it actually mean? Any claim for compensation will incur charges; if you win your claim, then you will find that the legal fees are typically charged to the party that caused your accident. This may not cover medical reports and assessments, so make that this something you establish early on.
2. No blame, no claim
This statement is quite simply the truth. If someone else is not to blame for your accident or injury, you have no claim to make. Falling over on your own without any interference will not constitute a claim. Even the best accident solicitor in Hemel Hempstead cannot win your case if there is no one else involved. Also, just claiming that someone else was involved will not suffice; you have to have an admission or evidence to support this.
3. You do not have to use a local company for your claim
This is not strictly true. Of course, local accident solicitors in Hemel Hempstead may be an option if they specialise in your particular injury, but there are also nationwide companies offering the same service. They will work with you wherever you are, and as most claims can be handled over the phone there is no need to physically meet anyone.
4. Do I have to attend a lot of medical assessments?
Not in all cases. As stated above, many claims can be handled via the telephone, but in some cases a further medical assessment may be needed to fully ascertain the extent of the injury. There may be charges for your assessment, but as the firm you are dealing with will make your appointment it is all dealt with in-house until the claim is completed.
5. Accident Advice Helpline are a firm of solicitors
No, we are not. We do, however, work alongside around 200 solicitors. Should you choose to start your claim through us, we will allocate your claim to the solicitor we think best suits your needs.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a free 30-second eligibility test which can be taken online or over the phone. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so there is always someone on hand to give you advice.
Now that you have a little more knowledge about compensation claims and how to get started, if your accident occurred in the last three years then you have every chance of making a successful injury compensation claim. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started on your claim.