Compensation awards for a car accident in Abercanaid
If you have been involved in a car accident in Abercanaid, possibly the furthest thing from your mind is compensation.
It shouldn’t be, though, because although a compensation award cannot take away your pain and suffering it can make things easier and more bearable.
Many people who are awarded compensation use the money to cover the cost of additional medical care or other out of pocket expenses such as bus or train fare to attend hospital appointments. There may be a loss of earnings too if the injuries demand time away from work.
A car accident in Abercanaid, or anywhere else, can have far-reaching consequences for you and those around you. If the accident was not your fault, surely you deserve some recompense?
If you think that you do, then you are not alone; the UK government, and Accident Advice Helpline, also think that way.
No-win, no-fee agreement
When it was announced that legal aid was being scrapped for accident injury compensation claims, there was something of an outcry in the popular press – and rightly so. The outcry lasted until the announcement of its replacement.
You have probably heard of the no-win, no-fee promise that many law firms here in the UK talk about – this is officially termed the conditional fee agreement. Not all lawyers and law firms work under the agreement. Some prefer a guaranteed paycheck to offering the best value for money service possible.
What is the conditional fee agreement and what does it mean for a car accident in an Abercanaid compensation claim?
Well, there are a set of rules governing the qualification of accident claims and these include certain conditions that have to be met.
Any accident that is being claimed against, must not have occurred as the result of negligence on the part of the claimant; in other words, the accident cannot have been your fault.
No more than three years may pass between the date of the accident and the date of the claim. The time limit is flexible. If the accident occurred when you were a minor then the three years starts from the day you turn 21. Also, in the case of industrial disease, the date starts from the day of diagnosis and not the day of contraction.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
You must have sought medical help or advice following the accident. This ensures that your injuries are on record, and are attributable to the accident that you were involved in.
If you think that you meet the above conditions, then get in touch today. The conditional fee agreement means that you pay nothing to start a claim and you will owe nothing if the case is unsuccessful.
Contact us today for more details on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile to start a claim.