If you’re looking to make a personal injury claim, it is very important that you understand your rights. This article will look at just a few of the things you should remember to ensure you do not receive a rum deal when claiming compensation in Chorley.
When you’re entitled to compensation
People often get a little confused about when they are and aren’t entitled to claim compensation which is why so many people fail to launch a claim in the mistaken belief that it is not appropriate for them.
The rules are in truth pretty simple. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, then you will be entitled to make a claim. The injuries need to have been severe enough to have had a negative effect on your life and you will have to have been injured at some point within the last three years.
You’re in control
People often feel as if they’re being trapped into going a certain way with a claim. The truth is anything but. You are entitled to dump your legal representation any time you choose. At no point should you be committed into working with a firm and if you decide you no longer want to use them you can walk away.
You can launch complaints against your law firm
If your law firm fails to act in your best interests then you might have recourse to make a complaint against them. An example of this could be a firm which fails to find the full amount of compensation to which you should be entitled. This is an all too common error to make and many people don’t even realise they’ve fallen short because they are badly advised.
At Accident Advice Helpline we offer a compensation calculator which tells you how much you should expect to receive so if you fall a long way short of that you might know when you can ask questions.
Paying for compensation in Chorley
The bad news for anyone claiming compensation in Chorley is that there is no legal aid so you will probably have to pay at some point. But the good news is that many firms such as Accident Advice Helpline offer no win no fee as standard. This means that claiming compensation in Chorley shouldn’t leave you penniless.
You may not have to go to court
People dread going to court, but the good news is that in the vast majority of cases that will not happen. Most cases are settled long before it gets that far which means people won’t necessarily have to go through the ordeal of going to court.
So, to find out how we can help you find compensation in Chorley and for any other information on the services we offer, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown