The London district of Wapping is a busy place. If you have suffered an accident and need to make a compensation claim in Wapping, the local area will have plenty of law firms for you to choose from. Wapping, being a busy area of the capital city, has a large population and there is always plenty going on for residents and visitors alike. Because of all the hustle and bustle of this busy area, accidents tend to happen on a regular basis.
What should you do?
Any company handling your compensation claim will want to know the same three primary things:
- The date of the accident. To be within scope of the current law regarding personal injury claims, the accident must have happened within the last three years.
- The injury suffered as a result. This will include details of any treatment and medical appointments; photographic evidence of the injury will help if the injury was not recent.
- Whether the accident was someone else’s fault. It is not enough to just suffer an accident — there must be a third party involved and it must be the actions or negligence of that party that caused the accident. Remember that old saying, “No blame, no claim.”
If your situation means you can answer yes to all three questions, then you have every chance of making a successful claim. Details of any witnesses you may have of the incident are also useful, as are photographs and incident reports from the police. If the accident happened in a public place, then CCTV footage is another useful tool in proving liability.
What compensation could I receive?
Personal injury claim payouts vary according to the type of injury suffered and its severity. Any figure quoted will always be an estimate until the case is completed. Never rely on any money quoted to you as potential compensation; you have to win the case first, which means that a court will agree that the accident was not your fault and that you suffered as a result. You will not have to attend the court yourself — in fact, most claims can be and are handled completely via telephone.
What if I want to know more?
If you want to get some advice about making a compensation claim in Wapping, you can either seek out a local solicitor or call a national organisation such as Accident Advice Helpline. We can be reached on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and the lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We have been helping people for over 15 years and work alongside over 200 solicitors, all of whom work on a no win no fee basis. We also have the support of Esther Rantzen, who has been a champion for British consumer rights for many years.
If you feel that you would like to talk to someone about your accident and making a compensation claim in Wapping, give us a call today. Your call will place you under no obligation.
Date Published: 14th September 2013