Important things anyone making compensation claims in Cornwall should know
Are you thinking about making compensation claims in Cornwall? If so, it’s likely that you will be looking for information that will help you along the path to getting the outcome that you really deserve. Here, we’re going to share some important details that you really need to be aware of.
You must see a doctor
There is only one place to begin and this is with the fact that you must see a doctor if you have been involved in an accident and want to claim. If you have suffered a major injury you will of course have no choice in the matter. However, those that suffer a minor injury are often tempted to bypass a trip to the hospital. If you do this you will really struggle to claim, as there will be no proof of your injuries and your subsequent treatment.
You don’t need money to begin your claim
Is money proving to be a hurdle when it comes to making a claim? If you go for a traditional service whereby a solicitor charges per the hour it is likely that you will face extortionate costs. However, with a no win no fee service you pay based on the outcome of your case. You actually don’t need any cash to start the claim process. All of our solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline work on this basis.
There is a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases
If you wan to make compensation claims in Cornwall, it is highly advisable to make your claim as soon as possible. There is a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. This means that you have three years from the date of the incident to make a claim. Please note that court proceedings must be issued within this period. Moreover, the longer you leave it to make a claim the more difficult you will find it.
You probably won’t have to go to court
Last but not least, it is highly unlikely that you will have to go to court. There is indeed the possibility. However, roughly two per cent of all personal injury claims end up in the court room and therefore it is improbable. After all, it is in the interest of both parties to get the issue resolved as quickly and smoothly as possible.
How to get in touch with us to make a claim
Call, text or complete the handy 30-second calculator on our website. The details you need are:
Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
You can try the quick and easy 30 second test on our website.
Date Published: 30th December 2014
Author: David Brown