Suffering an accident can have a devastating effect on your life. It can not only cause you physical damage, but also mental trauma which can last long after the bruises and broken bones can heal. People deal with accidents in different ways — some brush off the dust and carry on with their normal lives; others find that they struggle to resume normality.
If you have been in an accident, whatever your reaction you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Walton-on-the-Naze. The local area may have local solicitors who can help you, or you can choose to use the services of a national organisation.
Your right to a claim
You may come across people who tell you that accidents happen and you just have to get on with it. The fact is that being able to seek compensation for an accident is part of UK law which is there to help you. Not making a claim can not only cost you money, but it will mean that the law has been put in place unnecessarily. If you do not step up and make use of your right, then one day that law may disappear. Also, by making a claim for compensation you can prevent others from suffering the same fate.
What do you need to make a claim?
To start a compensation claim, you need to be able to satisfy the three main legal criteria surrounding claims: the accident must have happened in the last three years, you must have suffered an injury as a result, and most importantly the accident must not have been your own fault. There has to be someone else responsible either directly or indirectly for your accident. it does not have to be an individual — it can instead be a company or organisation — but it must be their negligence that caused your accident.
To support this you will need witnesses, photographs and any reports that were made of the accident. You may not need all of these, but there must be something that can support your claim. Most importantly of all, you must have medical evidence of your injury.
How do you make a claim?
If you look for somewhere to make a compensation claim in Walton-on-the-Naze, the area will have legal solicitors who can help you. Alternatively, you can also choose to use the services of a national organisation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people to make successful claims for over 15 years.
We work alongside around 200 solicitors, all of whom have agree to operate on a no win no fee* basis with their clients. Many claims can be dealt entirely over the telephone by calling our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Our trained advisors will talk you through the claims process and the call places you under no obligation to use our services, but it can give you a clearer understand of what you need to do and how to do it.
Date Published: 14th September 2013