If you are on holiday in Pembrokeshire, or live and work in that county, then it is possible that you could be considering making a compensation claim in Pembrokeshire. You have three years from the date of your accident or of first being diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease to file you claim, but you should do this as soon as you can. This is because some cases take time to research in order to build a strong case, such as medical negligence claims, for example. Some claims can be settled out of court, while others have to go through the court because the defendant does not offer a reasonable sum in compensation. You need to have an accident or personal injury solicitor to represent and advise you about the advantages and disadvantages of accepting any offer made to settle your claim, as well as to represent you in court.
Compensation claim in Pembrokeshire
The first step in any compensation claim in Pembrokeshire or elsewhere is to find an accident or personal injury solicitor who has the expertise and experience to handle you particular claim. You need a medical negligence specialist for a medical negligence case, not an accident solicitor who specialises in accident at work cases.
You can discuss your claim with a solicitor and you should have the initial interview free of charge. Your solicitor should let you know if you have a case to make a compensation claim in Pembrokeshire or not. After that, if there is a case, he or she will write a letter to the person responsible for your injury or illness and they will be given a set time in which to respond. You may be offered a settlement almost immediately, but your solicitor will be able to advise you as to whether of not to accept the initial offer, which may be a much lower sum than you could receive.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline have more than a decade’s experience of assisting people with personal injury compensation claims. We operate all over the country and work with a team of expert solicitors who are specialists in the area of personal injury compensation claims. We work on a no-win, no fee basis which is good for you, as you can no longer receive legal aid for personal injury claims.
If you are unable to find a solicitor, or if you are unsure about anything regarding a personal injury compensation claim, then you can ring us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers given below. We can give you expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim you may have.
Firstly you may want to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and check us out. You will see that our patron is Esther Rantzen who has been at the forefront of campaigns for consumer rights for years. Take our thirty second test to have a rough idea of how much you could get in compensation and then call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, any day of the year. Call 0800 689 0993 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th August 2013