An accident solicitor will handle your compensation claim for non-fault injury, which means a person who was injured in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence. Provided the accident happened within the last 3 years, anyone who suffered injuries in a non-fault accident can make a compensation insurance claim.
Who’s to blame?
Once the negligent party has accepted liability, the accident victim’s solicitor writes an offer-to-settle letter to the negligent party, who’s insurers must then pay compensation to the accident victim. If the negligent party refutes being responsible for causing the accident, the claimant or accident victim can challenge the negligent party at court, where a judge decides whether or not compensation should be paid to the claimant and if so, how much compensation should be paid by the defendant (or rather the negligent party’s insurers).
Sometimes a judge will decide that an accident victim is partly to blame for what happened but compensation is still paid out, only it will be a proportion of what would be payable, if no fault was attached to the claimant. So a claimant may get 75% of what their back injury or whiplash injury would have normally commanded, if the judge is of the opinion that the accident victim carries 25% of the blame.
Where can you make a compensation claim for non fault injury?
Not every law firm deals with personal injury claims, as this is a highly specialised area of the law and can be time-consuming and complex, for example when dealing with claims for industrial disease or medical negligence. Finding one when you live in a small village or remote countryside can be quite a challenge.
However, there is always Accident Advice Helpline, where you can make a compensation claim for non fault injury with one of their no win no fee legal partners. Simply visit their website and complete their 30-second test to see if you qualify. If you do, the next step will take you to their compensation calculator, where you’ll receive an estimate of how much your claim is worth in terms of compensation. This is based on your injuries not on who is to blame or where the accident took place.
You are under no obligation to proceed with the final step, but if you wish to go ahead making a compensation insurance claim with Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners, simply click the final button and you’ll be put in touch with one of their advisers.
Alternatively, think it over and give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if your using your mobile, and speak to one of their advisers.