How is compensation payment after an accident made?
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you will rightly wish to seek compensation. Injuries resulting from an accident can be very upsetting and disruptive to your everyday life. You do not deserve to suffer alone.
Compensation is a way of making up for the injuries you have endured. Whilst a sum of money cannot take your accident away, it can help to repair the damage caused. Compensation payment will be awarded once you have been through the legal process of making a claim. This can be done with the help of a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline.
How do I begin to make a claim?
Your personal injury claim should be handled by an expert within the field of compensation. A compensation provider is uniquely placed to provide advice and legal representation based on years of experience. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping claimants just like you to successfully claim compensation on a ‘no win no fee*’ basis, for the past ten years.
Compensation payment will be made following a successful claim. If you do not get the proper representation, then there is the risk that your claim will be unsuccessful.
To increase your chances of being the recipient of compensation payment, then you should take a number of steps.
1. Are you eligible?
You should firstly ensure you are eligible to make a claim, either by calling a professional for advice, or using an online tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test. This will not only confirm you are eligible, but also provide an estimation of your compensation amount.
2. What information do you have?
The more information you have to hand, the better. For example, if you have been involved in an accident at work, you should try and make sure you have:
- A copy of your entry in the work accident log book
- A medical report from your GP
- The date, time and location of your accident
- Contact details of any witnesses
- Your employer details
3. Find good legal representation
At Accident Advice Helpline, we support you at every step of the way throughout the compensation claims process. We understand that this is a stressful time for you, and our friendly, highly trained advisers will make sure that making a claim is as hassle-free as possible.
We will ensure your legal representation is well matched to your specific case. Adding to your peace of mind, we are members of the Claims Standards Council and regulated by the Ministry of Justice. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 17th May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry