Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault? If so, and you are looking for compensation information in Craven, read on to discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Compensation information in Craven: FAQ
How much compensation will I get? Unfortunately, it is impossible to say without knowing the ins and outs of your case. If you would like to call our advisor and tell us about your accident, we can answer this for you. But, one thing you should be aware of is the fact that compensation is split into two parts – general damages and special damages. The former is for your suffering while the latter is for any out of pocket expenses you have incurred, such as prescription costs and loss of income. If you would like a more specific estimate, you can give us a call or you can use the free 30-second test on our website.
How long have I got to make a claim? You have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim – this is the time limit on nearly all personal injury cases. However, you should be mindful of the fact that court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. Moreover, if you have suffered from an injury that has occurred over time, such as vibration white finger or industrial deafness, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
Will I have to go to court? It is extremely unlikely that you will have to go to court. In fact, fewer than three per cent of personal injury cases result in a trial. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we try to resolve all cases over the phone when possible.
Can I make a claim if I have not seen a doctor? You need to see a doctor if you want to have any chance of securing compensation. This is because the medical report they provide is the key piece in the puzzle and without it you will have no way of proving your injuries.
How do I make a claim? This is the easy part. All you need to do is give us a call and we will take care of everything for you. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis as well, meaning that financial risk is eliminated.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us any time for further compensation information in Craven.
You can try the 30 second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 4th July 2015
Author: David Brown