If you’ve been the victim of an accident, Caerleon accident claim solicitors may well be in a good position to help you secure the compensation to which you should be entitled. However, many people miss out on things which could affect the level of their compensation. We’ll look at the things you might miss and how you can make sure you aren’t short changed in the courts.
Caerleon accident claim solicitors
In order to successfully claim compensation, it’s important to fully understand how claims are managed and that includes knowing how compensation is calculated.
Let’s assume for a moment that the courts have decided to find in your favour. If this happens, they will calculate your compensation based on three factors: First the severity of the injuries you’ve suffered. This will obviously vary considerably depending on how badly you have been hurt. A serious long lasting injury such as a broken bone will fetch quite a lot while mild sprains will collect smaller sums. Next they calculate how much you have missed out on. This involves looking at the money you’ve spent because of the accident and also any income you may have lost through being unable to work.
This figure takes into account both the amount you’ve already lost and may lose out on in the future. So if your injury affects your earning potential years into the future, this is something that should be accounted for in any compensation claim.
However within all this, there are a number of things which can easily be missed. When you contact a firm over the phone it is often difficult for them to assess non-physical issues such as depression. There may also be other things which could be affecting your life which you haven’t included as part of the compensation agreement. It is extremely important that you fully account for every conceivable issue that could be relevant in assessing your levels of compensation.
This is why we often suggest a medical assessment for our clients to ensure we have the best picture possible of how badly they’ve been hurt and how this should be included in any compensation claim that they make.
Paying for a claim
People often find themselves paying over the odds. This is because an insurance firm may arrange the claim for you. However, they will probably choose a firm they already have a relationship with who will then pay them commission for getting them some business. You may not know who is handling your claim and you may be paying more than is necessary.
However, at Accident Advice Helpline, we work on the basis of ‘no win, no fee*’, which means no matter what happens the only time you’ll ever have to pay anything to anyone will be if you win.
So if you’re looking for Caerleon accident claim solicitors, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.