Suffering an accident is never pleasant. If the accident was not your fault it is an even worse situation, as you are now stuck with an injury unable to work and carry out your normal activities. If this has happened to you within the last three years, you should consider making a claim for compensation. If you want to start making a compensation claim in Priddy, the local area may not have many options, but there is always a national company who can help you.
Making a compensation claim in Priddy
Before you begin, it pays to understand the ground rules behind making a compensation claim for a personal injury. As we have already mentioned above, your accident must fit into the three following guidelines:
- It occurred within the last three years;
- It was caused by someone else; and
- You suffered a personal injury as a result.
If you can answer yes to the all the above points, you have every right to make a claim. These are the current guidelines governing claim companies; if your accident falls outside these criteria then you cannot claim. You must also be able to provide proof of your injury via medical appointments and also witnesses who saw what happened. The company dealing with your claim will speak to them directly on your behalf. It is not impossible to make a claim with no witnesses, but it does make it a more difficult task. Police incident reports, accident at work forms and CCTV are all acceptable and would be used as proof.
If you are looking for somewhere to start your compensation claim in Priddy, why not call Accident Advice Helpline and get some no-obligation advice? You can contact us on our free phone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our advisers are fully trained professionals who will be well used to dealing with people in your situation.
They will offer you a 30-second test to check that you fit our requirements, and may even give you an estimated payout figure using a compensation claim calculator. This is of course only an estimate — it cannot be a guarantee, as that decision will be made at the end of the claim. They will also explain to you what fees and costs may be incurred while making your claim. The law has changed recently, so whilst the Accident Advice Helpline’s 200 solicitors all work on a no win no Fee basis, if you do win then you now have to pay 25% of the costs yourself.
Things you didn’t know
There are a few things about compensation claims that many people do not know. Many claims are dealt with entirely over the telephone with no need for a face to face meeting. This means that your personal injury solicitor does not have to be local to you; they can be based anywhere in the country. You cannot claim legal aid for a personal injury claim, but you can claim much of your costs back from the other party. Many people injured in accidents that were not their fault do nothing about it.
Don’t be a statistic. Call Accident Advice Helpline now. For all your compensation claim in Priddy needs, contact us today.
Date Published: 30th July 2013