Claim Compensation For Personal Injury – your questions answered
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that the process of claiming compensation for injury following an accident can seem long and complicated. In order to explain the process more clearly, we have put together a series of frequently asked questions that should clarify the procedure and help you decide whether you want to make a claim.
My accident happened some time ago, can I still claim compensation for personal injury?
If the accident occurred within the last 3 years, was not your fault and you received medical attention for your injuries straight afterwards, you can still make a claim for compensation for injury.
How much will it cost me to start a claim?
It will not cost you a penny to start a claim, as all our legal partners work on a no win no fee basis. Even if you do not win the case there is nothing to pay as the financial risk is borne by the solicitor, not you.
How much compensation will I receive?
Claim amounts can never be guaranteed, but if you look on our website you will find the 30-second test. This calculates compensation for injury suffered as the result of an accident, and will give you an estimate of the amount you could receive.
How is the figure calculated?
The estimate is based on previous cases we have dealt with that are similar to yours, so although it is only an estimate, it will help you decide whether or not you want to pursue a claim.
How do I claim compensation for personal injury?
Give our helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and let our caring and supportive staff guide you through what will be required. We are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and will put you in touch with one of our specialist legal partners who will deal with your case.
Will I need to travel a long way to see a solicitor?
Most cases are processed by phone, so usually there is no need for travel. If you should need to travel, however, all expenses can be reclaimed by adding them to the final total, as long as you keep all the receipts.
How long will my case take to complete?
Every claim is different and it depends entirely on the complexities of each individual case. Some claims for compensation for injury are complicated and take longer, whereas others are straightforward and are completed relatively quickly.
What does no win no fee mean?
No win no fee means that you do not need to pay anything to start a claim. All our legal partners work on this basis, so you know that there is no financial risk to you.
If you have any more questions about making a claim, give our friendly advisers a call on the 24-hour helpline.
Date Published: 27th September 2012
Author: David Brown