Have you been hurt in an accident and are you looking for head injury compensation in Knowsley? If so, here are a few key lessons to make sure you get the full amount of compensation that you’re owed.
Assessing your chances
The law is very simple. It states that if you are injured in an accident which is not your fault you should be entitled to claim compensation. Even so some people can make mistakes when looking at the merits of their own cases and this is because they fail to take emotion out of the equation.
When you come to make a claim you will have to prove your case. It’s not a question of gaining the weight of probability; you’ll have to demonstrate it beyond a shadow of a doubt. As such it is crucial that you look at your claim from the point of view of the court. In other words, don’t look at what you think happened; look at what you can and can’t prove.
Building a case
The key to winning your case will be evidence. In those cases which are disputed the only way the courts can make a judgement is by looking at what the evidence tells them. This means they will need as much information so if you have things such as witness statements or photographic evidence this will put you in a much better position in court.
It is not just about winning either. It is possible for you to be awarded compensation, but still miss out and that’s because you may not have received as much as you should have done.
Compensation is calculated on the basis of three figures – one is set on the basis of how much you’ve lost, another is set on how much you’ve spent and a third is based on the severity of the injuries you’ve suffered.
This means you need a medical assessment which offers a full picture of how badly you’ve been hurt. In coming up with this it’s important that you fill us in on any symptoms that you have been experiencing. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think it’s relevant; we’ll decide when the time comes.
Claiming head injury compensation in Knowsley
There is, however, perhaps one lesson which is more important than any other. You need to make sure that the people you choose to take the case on have the right expertise for your case.
This means individuals who have worked on your type of claim before. This will ensure they can help you win and claim the maximum amount of compensation in Knowsley.
It’s also important to find out how they will charge. Claiming on the basis of no win no fee*. Is one sure fire way to minimise the risks associated with making a claim.
So, to find out how you can claim head injury compensation in Knowsley, 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: 29th July 2014
Author: David Brown