Are you looking to claim compensation in Cwmbran? If so we know how difficult it can be, and that’s because some law firms actively work to keep the process as obscured as possible. However, if you come and work with us at Accident Advice Helpline, that’s not something that will happen. Here’s a fuller look at how the wheels of justice may turn.
How claims are assessed
Knowing when you are entitled to compensation is half the battle and in this the law is pretty straightforward. It says that you will be able to claim compensation if you have been hurt within the last three years in an accident that was not your fault. Moreover, it states that the injuries must have been severe enough to have had an impact on your quality of life – in other words, something that required medical attention. If you can’t demonstrate this then there is a good chance that you may not be entitled to make a claim.
How to claim compensation in Cwmbran
The majority of personal injury claims are made in the small claims court and do not qualify for legal aid. This means you’ll have to pay for your case yourself, and also prove the validity of your argument.
The legal system in the UK works on the basis of innocent until proven guilty and in this case that works considerably against your best interests. You’re the claimant so you’ll have to demonstrate that the defendant was at fault. If you fail to provide proof then the courts will have no option but to find against you.
However, the majority of cases are pretty straightforward and in fact it’s more common for them to be settled out of court. This is because the other side may have reached the conclusion that they aren’t on to a winner here and will attempt to cut their losses by offering to settle out of court. This is great if it helps you to avoid the costs that this will include but you shouldn’t always jump at the first offer that comes your way as this may be lower than you are entitled to.
Compensation is calculated by bringing together three figures. The first is a figure for the injury itself. Naturally, the more serious an injury the more you will be entitled to. And the second is a figure for the money you’ve spent as a result – so this might be medical bills. Finally comes any money you’ve lost – so earnings you’ve missed out on, for example.
Paying for compensation in Cwmbran
Last but not least comes the issue of money. If you use Accident Advice Helpline you’ll be able to claim compensation in Cwmbran on a no win no fee basis which means if you don’t win for any reason, you won’t have to pay.
So to claim compensation in Cwmbran, why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 4th August 2014
Author: David Brown