All over the United Kingdom, there are people who may not claim the compensation to which they are entitled, either through lack of knowledge or fear of costs and having to complete lots of forms and paperwork. Providers of compensation claims throughout the country have worked with their clients to provide a fair and reasonable service that can be carried out primarily via telephone with no need for face to face contact.
They have set up websites where claims can be initiated online, created free phone numbers so that initial calls can be made with no costs and employed people and trained them so that they can give advice whatever the situation. They have teams of lawyers working alongside them to not only secure successful payouts, but also to make sure that they are working within the law. So, if you have suffered an accident that was not your fault, why are you hesitating to make that claim?
How long will it take?
Many people are put off making a claim as they do not want to enter into a long drawn out process that may hang around for months. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee when it comes to compensation claims. Each case is different and worked on its own merit, and in accordance with its circumstances.
Factors affecting the time taken to complete a case are the injury suffered, financial after-effects and any ongoing treatment that the victim may need. Any compensation claim provider across the country will tell you the same. But they may be able to give you a guide as to how long your claim may take once they know your individual circumstances.
What will I receive?
This is another question commonly asked by accident victims, and again there can be no guaranteed figure until the claim is completed. What you can and probably will be given is an estimate of your potential payout. This is of course only ever an estimate, as there can never be a fixed figure until the case is completed.
People often overhear tales of how much a friend or workmate has received and expect that to be a guaranteed sum. That is not how the process works, however. Each accident victim is unique and their claim will be treated as such.
Where do I go?
This is another major decision that you will have to make. You can of course go to your local high street and find a local solicitor, or you can choose to use a national company. Accident Advice Helpline have been in existence for over 15 years and have helped thousands of people to make successful claims. With around 200 solicitors working alongside us, we can offer a no win no fee agreement to all of our clients.
If you want more advice on making a compensation claim, call us today. The lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 600 0993 from a mobile. You are under no obligation and you could find that making a claim is far more simple than you thought.
Date Published: 14th September 2013