With a lot of publicity about “bogus” compensation claims and changes in the legal criteria surrounding compensation claims, many people who have suffered accidents are feeling that there is something greedy or wrong in making a claim for compensation. If you are one of these people, then please stop.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you have every right to make a claim. If you wish to make a compensation claim in Wallington, the local area will have a choice of legal firms for you to deal with, but it never pays to enter into a legal process unprepared. Getting advice and understanding how the claims process works is always well advised.
How to get help
Before you go into town to start your compensation claim in Wallington, take some time to speak to someone from the privacy of your own home. Accident Advice Helpline have someone for you to talk to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they can be reached via the freephone number 0800 689 0500. The call places you under no obligation and will give you a clearer picture of what your claims rights are and what you can expect.
Do you qualify?
Many people feel that they do not qualify for a compensation claim, but do so wrongly. The key to any claim is that it was someone else’s fault; it does not matter if you slipped and fell or if you were involved in a road accident — if it was not your fault, you have every right to make a claim.
The other criteria your claim have to satisfy is that it occurred within three years of the date of the claim and that you were injured as a result. The term injury does not mean purely physical damage either; mental illness, stress and anxiety can all have a devastating effect on the sufferer, and if a medical expert proves that this was a result of your accident then you have as much right to claim as someone with a broken limb.
Will it cost anything?
Of course, there will be a cost attached to any legal process. No one can be expected to work free of charge on something so complicated. Until recently the victor in a compensation claim was not expected to pay anything, but the law has now changed from April 2013 and the victor could now be expected to pay up to 20% of the costs. This and all other fees will be clearly explained to you by Accident Advice Helpline on your call. All our 200 plus solicitors work on a no win no fee basis and you can ask as many questions about this as you wish.
It is important to feel secure when you start your claim and know that you are in safe hands. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and start making that claim.
Date Published: 14th September 2013