If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you are probably here because you need information about claiming compensation for your injury. This short guide will provide you with everything you need to know to make a decision about whether or not to go ahead and claim.
What can you claim for?
You can claim personal injury compensation for any injury or illness, providing that it was caused by an accident that happened in the past three years, and of course that you weren’t to blame for that accident happening.
This could be an accident that happened on the road, at work, out shopping, or running those daily errands — we have even made successful claims for people who have been injured at home or on holiday, so wherever your accident happened we will have the experience needed to bring about a successful claim on your behalf.
In addition to physical injuries, you can also claim for psychological illnesses such as stress, depression, and anxiety; so if your accident has had a negative effect on your mental wellbeing, you should discuss this with your doctor, as well as with your solicitor when you come to claim.
Claiming compensation in North Lanarkshire
The amount of compensation that you are awarded will depend on how serious your injury was, and the effect that it had on your life. You will also be reimbursed for any financial costs or losses that your accident caused you, such as lost income or money spent on travel or private medical treatment, so it is important to keep track of these costs and retain supporting evidence such as receipts and bank/credit card statements.
For an estimate of how much you could receive, use the compensation calculator on our website. Your compensation money will not be subject to tax, but if you received state benefits during your recovery then you may have to pay that money back.
Checking your eligibility to claim
By now, you probably have a fair idea of whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation in North Lanarkshire, but if you would like this confirmed just call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. There is no obligation for using this service.
Getting your money
To get your compensation, you will need an injury lawyer to take your claim through the legal process. The injury lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline all work under no win, no fee* contracts, so you can get your money without having to find the money to pay your legal fees upfront.
If you choose to claim through us, we will do all that we can to get you your money as quickly as possible; most of the claims we handle are settled before they get to court.
For more information about claiming compensation in North Lanarkshire, please call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile. Both lines are open 24/7.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown