Every year we help hundreds of people claim compensation for injuries they’ve sustained which were not their fault. However, it’s surprising how many people make things much more difficult for themselves than needs to be the case. If you’re looking to claim compensation in Calderdale then it might be worth checking out some of these common mistakes so you can avoid them in the future.
Not getting enough information
We can provide plenty of help and information for people who want to make a claim. But our advice can only be as accurate as the information we’re given at the outset. The more information you provide the better the service you receive.
It’s worth remembering that as the claimant in a personal injury case you will be responsible for providing proof that the other side was at fault rather than the other way around. It really is a case of being what you can prove rather than what actually happened.
Information you can provide could be photographs of the scene or witness statements, all of which can serve to back up your claims.
Assessing your injuries
It is also crucial that you provide full information about the extent of your injuries. We can be a stoic nation at times in this country and it’s surprising how often people don’t overlook their problems. One of the more common things to be overlooked are psychological problems. These can be every bit as damaging as physical issues but few people really take them into account.
The secret is, when looking for compensation in Calderdale, to provide as much information as possible. We can tell you what is and isn’t relevant.
Not choosing a lawyer
Infuriatingly, some people don’t even think to get a professional personal injury lawyer to take on their case. Occasionally, an insurance firm might tell you they can help you make a claim. This can appear a simple and hassle free way of making a claim, but predictably the chances are you won’t get the full amount to which you’re entitled.
It’s always better to find a good quality personal injury lawyer to take on your case. Firstly your chances of winning will be much improved but more importantly than that you’ll receive the full amount of compensation you’re owed.
Paying for compensation in Calderdale
Last but not least let’s take a look at money issues. It’s very easy to pay over the odds for personal injury claims especially if you go with the traditional structure which sees fees payable no matter what happens. An alternative is to go for no win no fee which provides a measure of cover. If you lose your case for any reason then you will not have to pay your legal fees.
So, to find out more about claiming compensation in Calderdale, give our team a call to find out more. You can contact them on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown