Every year hundreds of people use us to make a claim for compensation in Gateshead, but many do themselves no favours when planning for a claim which means they may well lose out on the justice to which they should be entitled. To help you avoid falling into the same trap here’s a list of the common mistakes people make when looking to make a claim.
Not choosing an expert
To find compensation in Gateshead, you need an expert on your side, but it’s amazing how often people make the simple mistake of not choosing someone with an adequate level of expertise to help them make their case.
Instead they go with what seems to be the easiest option by taking up the offer of their insurance firm to deliver the compensation. The danger of this is that they will end up getting less compensation than could have been the case had they used an expert.
The thing is: claiming compensation in Gateshead is about much more than winning or losing the case – it’s about making sure that the compensation you’re paid is enough to cover the damage you’ve suffered.
To do that you need to understand how compensation is calculated. And that means knowing your stuff.
Not getting enough information
To claim the most amount of compensation possible you need a lot of information. You can provide your lawyer with details about your injury and any medical treatment you’ve received along the way. This can be crucial in giving them as much information as possible which they can use when assessing how much compensation you should be entitled to.
One mistake people make is to leave out information which is in fact incredibly important. Things such as psychological problems caused by the accident often go unreported either because people do not realise these are directly linked or because they don’t think they can be counted as part of a compensation claim. In reality, it all counts, so you should provide as much information as possible and let us, as your law firm, decide what is and is not relevant.
Paying for compensation in Gateshead
Another common error comes when the time has come to pay for any claims. For starters, people can open themselves up to unnecessary risks if they do not choose a lawyer who offers no-win, no-fee.
The idea of no-win, no-fee is to provide protection in the event that you lose your case. It stipulates that if you are unsuccessful then you will not have to pay out a single penny.
For us this is crucial in making sure that you get full justice for your claim.
So to find how we can help you claim compensation in Gateshead, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown