If you have been unlucky enough to suffer an accident you may want to consider making a compensation claim in Shipston on Stour is not a very big place so may not be able to offer you a wide choice of personal injury lawyers. Before you start looking for a solicitor to handle your claim it pays to familiarise yourself with the legalities surrounding compensation claims and what you should expect when pursuing one.
What do you need to make a compensation claim in Shipston on Stour
Before you start a compensation claim in Shipston on Stour solicitors will all make sure that you understand what making a claim involves and will expect you to confirm the same three pieces of information.
- That the accident occurred within three years of the start of the claim.
- That the accident must have been someone else’s fault. If no one else was involved in creating your accident then you cannot make a claim.
- That you have suffered an injury as a result. You must be able to show that you received medical attention for this injury, You will be asked about your treatment and what effect the injury had on you.
- You will be expected to have details of the accident including any witnesses, police or incident reports and the details of medical appointments.
The more detail you can give from the beginning the easier making your compensation claim in Shipston on Stour will become. Most claims are handled via the telephone so have all your information to hand when you make that first call.
What to do next.
If you have been able to confirm that your accident fits into the above three categories, and that you have evidence to support your story then you can go ahead and find a solicitor to deal with your case. If you are struggling to find a local solicitor to act on your behalf then there are plenty of national companies ready and willing to help. One of these is Accident Advice Helpline who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile, they are waiting your call twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Accident Advice Helpline has ten years experience of helping people like yourself and they work alongside around two hundred legal partners all of whom have agreed to work on a No win No fee basis. There is no obligation placed on your initial call; you will be offered a test to assess your eligibility and if you pass then you are free to decide whether to begin your claim there and then or not.
By choosing Accident Advice Helpline you can be sure you are placing yourself in safe hands as they have the patronage of Esther Rantzen who has long been a campaigner for consumer rights in the United Kingdom. If you have any questions at all about charges and fees your adviser will explain them all to you clearly and may be able to give an estimated payout sum. This is of course only an estimate and never a guarantee.
To find out more about compensation claims and how they work call us at Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 22nd August 2013
Author: David Brown