The Claims Process
There are many reasons why people who have been injured in accidents which they did not cause do not pursue a compensation claim Staverton. One of these many reasons is that they do not understand how compensation claims work and as such do not want to tangle with what they imagine is a complex legal system which will drain their finances as well as causing them more stress and sleepless nights than the original accident and resulting injuries.
However, it is often the case that making a compensation claim in Staverton is much easier than people might expect:
Step 1: Do You Have a Claim?
For many people, this is the most difficult aspect. Because they don’t know the process for applying for a compensation claim in Staverton, they simply don’t know if their claim is valid or not. However, half a minute could be enough to assess whether your claim is valid. Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30 second test which you can complete yourself to assess your claim.
Step 2: Making a Case
Once it’s been established that the injuries you sustained were part of an accident which wasn’t a result of your actions then Accident Advice Helpline with compile your case. Making a case involves setting out all of the facts, submitting any evidence, such as statements and photographs in order to tell the story of your accident.
Step 3: The Investigation
Of course, it’s very likely that the person to whom you are making a claim for compensation will make their own investigations. They may ask you to submit to an independent medical appointment in which case an independent doctor will examine you to ensure that your injuries are as your own doctor stated. This is a standard practice and is nothing to worry about.
Step 4: The Negotiation
Once it’s been established that your injuries were the fault of the other party then your compensation is negotiated. Guilty parties don’t want to pay out any more than they have to, so their initial offer of compensation may be very low. However, skilled negotiation and a firm attitude can ensure that the final settlement figure is more suited to the injuries you have received.
Step 5: Court
In many cases, both parties want to avoid going to court and therefore a settlement between the two parties is much more favourable. However, in some situations a court appearance is necessary. UK compensation claims are heard by a judge. A court appearance can feel a little nerve wracking but with an experienced person by your side, it needn’t be as horrific as you imagine.
The First Step to Compensation Claim in Staverton
If you’ve been injured in accident which you didn’t cause and you’re looking for a partner to guide you through the process, Accident Advice Helpline have over 14 years’ experience. Our patron is television personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen and our 30 second test could quickly give you the peace of mind of knowing whether your compensation claim in Staverton is valid and can be pursued.
Date Published: 15th August 2013
Author: David Brown