Plenty of myths and false facts are spread about the compensation claim process. If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, this can make it a confusing and unsettling experience. Sometimes it is difficult to know who to believe!
If you are struggling to deal with your injuries and with the financial consequences of those injuries, then it is a true fact that you may be able to claim compensation. Here are some simple true and false statements about the compensation claim process.
If you contact a law firm they will guide you through the compensation claim process – TRUE
A personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will guide you through the compensation claim process from beginning to end. They have been established for over a decade and are recommended by TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen. You can call them whenever you need to; 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The compensation claim process involves lots of lawyers appointments – FALSE
No, the majority of claims are handled over the phone and very few end up in court. The first thing you need to do is make one phone call. The friendly, professional advisers at Accident Advice Helpline will use their unique 30 second test to assess whether you have grounds to make a claim. They need to check some simple facts that can include:
- How long ago were you injured? You have up to three years to claim for car accidents, slips trips and falls and medical negligence. You have even longer for industrial diseases.
- Whose fault was the accident? You can claim for injuries that were not your fault.
- What are your injuries? This will affect the level of compensation that you can claim.
The compensation claim process is very expensive – FALSE
Accident Advice Helpline has a national network of hundreds of solicitors who are experts in claiming compensation. If you do not win your case you will not be liable for big legal bills. Of course, the exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed until the end of your claim because every injury is unique. It will be calculated individually from your injuries and from your financial losses. It is a good idea to keep a record of how much money you have lost. This includes loss of earnings and extra expenses like childcare and travel.The time taken to sort out each claim also varies. Your solicitor will handle your case efficiently and will work hard to get the maximum amount of compensation for you that they can.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 17th January 2013