Claiming compensation in Bathgate: what you need to know
If you are thinking about claiming compensation in Bathgate because you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then this short guide will provide you with some useful information about personal injury compensation and what you need to do to make a successful claim.
About personal injury compensation
Personal injury compensation is a tax free sum awarded to an accident victim either at the order of a court of law, or after an out of court agreement between the parties involved – most personal injury claims are settled out of court.
To claim compensation in Bathgate your accident needs to have happened within the past three years and be someone else’s ‘fault’. For example, you can claim for an accident at work that happened because of an employer failing to comply with health and safety procedures, or for a road accident caused by a careless driver or a poor road surface.
You can claim compensation for any injury or illness, physical or psychological. And it doesn’t matter how serious your injury was – if you had to receive medical treatment and it had an adverse effect on your life, and finances, then you can, and should, claim compensation.
Your compensation will be for the pain and stress or your injury, and to reimburse you for any resulting financial costs or lost income. You can claim back money spent on:
- Private medical treatment
- Child care costs
- Travel expenses
- Replacing clothing or personal items damaged in your accident
Or perhaps your accident cost you in some other way – please keep track of your costs and make sure you keep hold of anything that proves your expenses, such as receipts, credit card statements and bank statements.
How to claim
If you would like us to handle your claim, then all you need to do to get things started is call our helpline on either of the numbers below. Your first point of contact will be an experienced advisor who will confirm your eligibility to claim and talk you through the next part of the process. Your case will then be handed over to one of our injury lawyers who will take things from there.
Your lawyer will work for you under a ‘no win no fee’ contract, so you will not need to worry about finding the money to pay your legal bill.
However serious your injury was, your lawyer will work their hardest to make sure that your claim is successful, and will do their utmost to get the best compensation package possible. We are one of the most successful injury law firms in the industry and want to keep it that way!
We hope this article help you in your quest for compensation in Bathgate. For additional information, or to start the ball rolling on your claim, please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st August 2014
Author: David Brown