Everywhere we turn, we hear of people who have made compensation claims. We see advertisements on the television and are even approached on street corners. If you are thinking of making a compensation claim in Walton on Thames, the local area will have many legal firms to offer you. But what do you actually know about making a claim?
Take our quick quiz to find out.
What is compensation?
Compensation is a payment made to someone who has suffered an accident or injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. The payment is usually made by the other person or their insurer.
What is personal injury?
Personal injury may be physical, mental or emotional. Physical injury can be classified as sprains, pains and broken bones; emotional injury is the stress caused by the accident and the resulting problems; while mental injury can be a new fear or paranoia that the person did not previously have.
When can I claim?
To make a claim for personal injury compensation, the event in which you were injured must have occurred within three years of the date of the claim. There are a few notable exceptions, but these are normally specialised claims involving employment.
How do I start my claim?
The best way to start any claim is to take experienced advice from a firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people for over 15 years and work alongside around 200 solicitors who have experience in the field.
Who is the patron of Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline are fortunate enough to have the patronage of Esther Rantzen, who is a well-known television personality and a long-time champion of consumer rights in the United Kingdom.
What is the 30-second test?
This is the initial assessment test that you will be offered by Accident Advice Helpline following your initial call. The test can also be completed online and is a guide to your eligibility to make a claim.
What is no win no fee?
Many firms of solicitors offer a no win no fee policy. This means that even if you don’t win your case, you will not be charged a fee. This does not mean that there will be no charges at all and no percentage to pay us for our services if you win, although often these can be claimed back from the third party if you are successful in your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have been helping people like yourself for over 15 years. Our staff are both friendly and professional, and will happily hold your hand through the early stages of your claim. They can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you want to make that compensation claim in Walton on Thames, call and get some no-obligation advice today.