If you live in Peeblesshire, or have recently been in the county for a holiday and you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be thinking of making a compensation claim in Peeblesshire and be wondering how to do this. Most of us realize that we can make a compensation claim in Peeblesshire, or one based anywhere else in the UK if we sustained injuries in an accident for which another person was to blame, or another person’s negligence was to blame. However no everyone understands that we can also make a compensation claim in Peeblesshire or elsewhere because of a work-related illness, an occupational disease or an illness which was caused by another person’s negligence (examples being food poisoning or Legionnaire’s Disease etc.).
You need to file a claim for personal injury compensation within three years either of the date of your accident or of first being diagnosed with a work-related illness.
How do I make a compensation claim in Peeblesshire?
You will need to find a personal injury or accident solicitor who has experience of handling your type of personal injury compensation claim. You would need an accident solicitor with experience of handling slips, trips and falls in public places if you fell in a cinema or another public place, not one who is a specialist in handling compensation claims for accidents in the workplace.
What evidence do I need to make a compensation claim?
To make a personal injury compensation claim you will have to provide your solicitor with the following:
- Details of your accident, date, time and contact details of witnesses.
- A police report if available or applicable.
- Medical reports (and you might be required to visit another doctor for a second opinion).
- Wage or salary slips for proof of loss of earnings.
- Receipts for prescription charges and taxi fares to and from hospital or your GP’s surgery.
Photographs of the scene of the accident, while not essential pieces of evidence, can be useful to support your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice regarding any aspect of your possible personal injury compensation claim, wherever you live in Britain, you could contact us, Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm, working with a team of expert solicitors in the field of personal injury compensation. We operate all over the country and can advise you and help if needed. We work on a no-win, no fee basis, which is good for you, as there is no longer any legal aid for personal injury compensation cases, despite the fact that you have a legal entitlement to make claims for injuries and illnesses that were no fault of yours.
You could, first of all visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and then, after you have found out more about us, you could call us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers. For mobiles call 0333 500 0993 and from a landline the number to ring is 0800 689 0500. You can call now, for expert legal advice, whatever the time, as our lines are open 24/7.
Date Published: 19th August 2013