Like many things in life, claiming compensation for a personal injury is something that seems very complicated at first glance. However, if so take it step by step then it can be easier than you might think.
This guide will take you through the process from the earliest moments when you’re looking to assess your chances to the time when you need to find a solicitor in Harris who can take your claim forward.
Step one: What are you entitled to?
So here’s the situation. You’ve been injured but you have no idea whether or not you have good cause to make a claim.
Key to this will be working out the legal definition of blame. Under UK law you will be entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by someone else.
That might be an accident which was actually caused by someone making a mistake. Examples of these include car crashes in which one driver is clearly at fault.
However, others are more difficult to spot. For example, if you’re in a public space there are certain things the local council should do to ensure it’s as safe as possible.
They should take a look at the risks around the place and do everything they can to make sure the risks are kept to the minimum.
If there is something they should have done which they haven’t then there is a chance that they might be liable.
Step two: get some advice
It is possible that you might think you can just take a look at the merits of your case and then make a decision yourself. But before you go all gung ho on us and contact a solicitor in Harris, you should speak to someone who can give you a second opinion.
At Accident Advice Helpline we’ve helped thousands of people make this choice. We are in a better position to assess the case partly because we’re one step removed. We’ll simply look at what the facts tell us.
Equally, we are experts in personal injury law which means our opinion will be highly valuable when it comes to assessing any potential claim.
Step three: Finding an expert solicitor in Harris
Once we’ve looked at your case and come to a decision about whether or not we think you have a good case, we can find an expert solicitor in Harris.
It’s important to remember that we won’t just find any old lawyer, but we’ll find someone who has dedicated experience in your particular type of claim. This will maximise your chances of getting a positive result.
So, to find an expert solicitor in Harris, come and talk to us on: 0800 689 0500, or: 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown