What is the compensation claims process?
There are clear steps to preparing a compensation claim. First the claim must be eligible. If you’ve had too much to drink, and driven your car up a lamp-post and given yourself concussion, then you only have yourself to blame, but if a car mounted the pavement and knocked you over as you were innocently walking along, then you could have a claim. To be eligible, the claimant must answer ‘yes’ to 3 questions:
The victim must have needed medical treatment because of their injuries
The claim must be lodged within 3 years (2 years in case of accidents at sea)
The accident must have clearly been the fault of someone else
After that, if the responsible party can be clearly identified and the claimant can prove their case, then the best lawyers in Hartlebury or elsewhere, can prepare the claim.
How do I prove my case?
Your solicitor will need documentation to support your claim. This will include your initial medical report, any witness details and your own notes. If the medical treatment is ongoing, then provide all records. Also, keep all receipts and bills for expenses incurred as a direct result of your incapacitation. These can include bills for personal and domestic support, medical and therapeutic treatments, and transport costs if you can’t drive to hospital, and in some cases costs such as child care and domestic support. Loss of income is considered in some cases.
You may not be required to attend court. In fact, many claims, such as claims for whiplash injury, are settled out of court. If the defendant accepts your claim without dispute, then settlement can follow quickly and you could have your compensation payment in the bank sooner than you think. Most victims use their award for the extra bills they have run up and also to tide them over if their income stream has dried up because they can’t work.
Best Lawyers in Hartlebury
Hartlebury in Worcestershire has a small population and is most famous for its castle. Your best bet is to ask us at Accident Advice Helpline if we can help you find the nearest firm of the best lawyers in Hartlebury to represent you for your accident injury claim. You may not find the right specialist immediately in the local vicinity, but that is not a problem for us because we can call on our network of partnerships nationwide, to find the expertise you need. Simply call our professional advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or you can text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back. Do it today.
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown