There are several reasons why you might be considering making a compensation claim in Haddenham. However, to make a successful claim for personal injury compensation you and your accident solicitor or personal injury solicitor have to be able to prove that any accident or illness you had, or have, was the fault of another person and a result of their negligence.
Compensation claim in Haddenham
You can file a compensation claim in Haddenham (or one anywhere else in the UK) within three years of the date of the accident in which you sustained your injury, or, in some instances, such as an accident in the air or at sea, you only have two years to file a compensation claim in Haddenham or elsewhere.
You also have three years from first the first diagnosis in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
Personal injury claims
Although you generally have three years to make a claim, the sooner you do so the better. This is for a number of reasons:
- The details will be fresh in your mind if you make an early claim.
- Claims may be settled out of court in a matter of three to six months, but if they have to go to court, the process could take years rather than months.
- You may encounter financial hardship if you delay making a claim and although compensation is designed so that you are not worse off because of your accident and injury, it can take time to come through.
Find an accident solicitor
The first stage in making a personal injury compensation claim in Haddenham or elsewhere is to find a solicitor with the appropriate expertise to help you gain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injury. You need to find one who specialises in your type of accident. For example if you had a road traffic accident there would be little point in hiring an accident solicitor who specialised in accidents at work.
When you have a first appointment with a solicitor (these are generally free) you need to enquire about testimonials from other clients who have received compensation for injuries in accidents such as yours.
At the end of the initial appointment the solicitor should be able to tell you whether or not you have a good case for claiming compensation. However, he or she will not be able to give you a precise figure for the amount of compensation you could receive as this depends on a number of factors. You may be given an estimate of the amount you may receive, however.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any difficulties regarding any stage of the injury claim process, you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims and have been in this field since the year 2000.
Call us for expert legal advice on our freephone number – 0800 689 0500 from a landline. Or call on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call now?
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown