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    Claiming compensation in South Staffordshire


    Claiming compensation in South Staffordshire

    So here’s your situation – you’ve been injured in an accident in South Staffordshire and compensation may be appropriate; how do you decide whether or not your can take your claim forward? This article will attempt to answer some questions pertaining to claiming compensation in South Staffordshire.

    Assessing your case

    The first thing you need to do is work out whether or not your accident qualifies under the legal aid rules. Here in the UK you are entitled to make a claim if you have been injured in an accident, within the last three years which was not your fault, and if you’ve sustained injuries which have had a significant impact on your life.

    Let’s look at some of those things in more detail. There is a three year limit on how long you can wait until you make a personal injury claim – presumably to limit the backlog. Anything left longer than that could see you miss out so the message is clear: start looking into whether you can make a claim sooner rather than later.

    The injuries will also need to have been severe enough to require medical attention; otherwise the chances are we will be unable to help you.

    And last but not least blame. You will have to argue in court that it was the defendant who was responsible for the accident. As the claimant you’ll have to provide proof so the more evidence you can find, the better it is for you.

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    About evidence

    There is all sorts of information which could support any claim you’re making. Much of this might be witness statements or information given by emergency services at the scene. Any photographic evidence of the scene of the accident at the time will also be useful. It’s a good idea not to overlook anything – provide as much evidence as you can and your lawyer will do the rest.

    Getting help claiming compensation in South Staffordshire

    South Staffordshire is a big place and there are plenty of law firms around the area who will be suitable. But the one thing you should really be looking for is not just location, but experience. If you live in the area, the ease of claiming compensation in South Staffordshire will be determined by the quality of your lawyer, not their location. Feel free to look as far afield as you like. Just remember to make certain that their field of expertise relates to the type of accident you’ve suffered.

    The cost of claiming compensation in South Staffordshire

    Last but not least comes the issue of money. Because we don’t think it’s fair for people to be left with a legal bill having not won their case, we always work on the basis of no win no fee*, which means if you don’t win you won’t pay.

    To find out more about how we offer compensation claims, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.

    Date Published: 13th July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.