Getting into accidents that cause you injury is always an inconvenience, at the very least. They may also cause you pain and suffering, they will have an impact upon your ability to live your normal everyday life, and they may also require a long recovery period.
Whether your accident was minor or serious, you could be eligible to claim compensation – and to do this, you will need an accident solicitor in Guildford. Have you thought about going ahead with a claim? Whether you have or not, read on for some information that may prove useful!
Who caused the accident?
A claim can go ahead only in cases where the accident was someone else’s fault. If you were in a road traffic accident, this “someone else” is likely to be the other driver; if it’s a slip and fall at work, then it’s probably the employer who is at fault.
Did you get injured?
This may seem an obvious question, but you do need to have suffered injury in order to make a claim through an accident solicitor in Guildford. Medical evidence of this is required – so make sure you seek the advice of a doctor as soon as possible.
Some people receive medical attention very quickly indeed, being rushed to hospital in an ambulance; once there, they might receive anything from an X-ray to several pints of blood, depending on their needs.
Other people may be relatively unharmed. However, it’s important to go to a doctor as soon as possible. Whiplash injuries may not become apparent until a day or so after an accident, so it’s important to have this checked out.
When to claim through an accident solicitor in Guildford
Making a claim can happen at any time after the accident. You have three years to make a claim, but we wouldn’t advise you to leave it any longer to begin your claim than absolutely necessary!
The sooner you get your claim started, the sooner you have the chance of being awarded a payout – and this means less chance of your financial affairs worsening.
How an accident can affect your finances
When you get injured, you might need to take time off work, and this can put you at risk of losing wages. Even if your employer’s sick pay policy is generous, you can’t be sure that you will be able to return to work before your pay is cut to a level at which you find it difficult to make ends meet.
On top of this, you have to consider the expenses. Have you had to take buses and taxis anywhere? What about prescription medication – have you needed any? Have you had to hire a home help or a childminder so that you can keep normal routines going as far as possible?
Your payout, if you win your case, will be based on your expenses as well as your injuries!
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
To get started with your claim, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile; alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and an advisor will call you back.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Date Published: 16th October 2014
Author: David Brown