If you are thinking about making a compensation claim in Thame then there is a good chance you have a number of questions you’d like to have answered first. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we believe in making things as simple as possible so have put together a list of FAQ’s regarding your compensation claim in Thame that might be useful.
How long do I have to make a compensation claim in Thame?
The general rule when it comes to personal injury claims is that you have three years to instigate a compensation claim in Thame from the date that the accident or injury occurred, or from the date that you were first aware of the injury, or in the cases of industrial disease, the date of diagnosis. You cannot reasonably be expected to know about a disease such as mesothelioma from the second you were exposed to the asbestos that caused the disease.
Where the claimant or victim is under the age of 18 the general rule is that they have three years from the date of their 18th Birthday to commence a compensation claim Thame.
Do I have to instruct a personal injury solicitor to handle my claim?
It is not obligatory for you to instruct a personal injury solicitor; however, it is advisable. Although any high street solicitor should be able to handle your compensation claim in Thame it would be sensible for you to arrange for the best possible legal representation available. This means instructing a solicitor with experience in handling personal injury claims, perhaps even with specific knowledge of the type of accident and/or injuries you have sustained.
At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our solicitors are fully experienced in dealing with compensation claim in Thame and have the necessary knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the best possible representation just when you need it the most.
What is my compensation claim in Thame worth?
Unfortunately this is not the sort of question we can answer without knowing all of the facts. Your solicitor would need to know all of the details of the accident, the type of injuries you sustained, the impact this has had on your day to day life (for example, were you injuries temporary or permanent) and who was responsible for the accident. If the accident and therefore the injuries sustained were not your fault then the worth of your compensation claim in Thame will be higher than if you have to settle for contributory negligence.
To get some idea of how much your claim might be worth you can take our 30 second test which you will find on our website. This will give you a rough idea but your instructed solicitor will be able to give you more information as your claim progresses.
Will I have to pay anything?
All of our in-house solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline operate on a strictly no win, no fee* basis. This means that if your compensation claim in Thame is not successful you will not have to pay anything. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 4th September 2013
Author: David Brown