Suffering an accident is never pleasant. If the accident was not your fault then 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 then you should consider making a claim for compensation. If you want to start making a compensation claim in Radcliffe may not have many options but there is always a national company who can help you.
Making a compensation claim in Radcliffe
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 not your fault but was caused either directly or indirectly by someone else.
- You suffered a personal injury as a result.
If you can answer a yes to the all the above scenarios then you have every right to make a claim. These are the current guidelines governing claim companies and 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 when making your claim as proof.
If you are looking for somewhere to start your compensation claim Radcliffe may not offer too many options, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline and get some no obligation advice. You can contact them on their free phone helpline of 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) from a mobile twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Their advisers are fully trained professionals who will be well used to dealing with people in your situation. They will offer you a thirty second test to check that you fit their 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 Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners all work on a No win, No Fee* basis, if you DO win you now have to pay twenty five percent 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 that person; make your claim today.
Date Published: 8th August 2013