Do you need help with an accident claim in Stockport?
Do you need help with an accident claim in Stockport? If you do, this short guide should give you some useful information. If you would like to know more, then please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, where a fully trained, friendly advisor will be happy to help.
What is personal injury compensation?
Money! Personal injury compensation is a sum of money paid to you by whoever was responsible for your Stockport accident, either at the order of a court judge or as agreed in an out-of-court settlement.
Most personal injury claims are settled out of court; this keeps costs down for all parties involved, including you, so if your solicitor recommends settling you should consider doing so. Your personal injury compensation money is non-taxable.
Are you entitled to claim?
You can file a claim for personal injury compensation if you weren’t to blame for your Stockport accident, and that accident took place within the past three years.
If you know that the accident wasn’t your fault, but are unsure who is liable, please contact our helpline, as our advisors may be able to help you with this.
What you can claim for
You can claim compensation for any injury or illness caused by your Stockport accident. This could be an accident that happened:
- On the road;
- On holiday;
- At work;
- As a result of a faulty product appliance or service;
- After receiving inadequate medical care; or
- After being a victim of a crime.
Compensation can be claimed for any injury or illness, physical or psychological. Your claim will also include any financial costs or losses your Stockport accident caused; these could be lost earnings, travel expenses, or the cost of private medical treatment.
Keep track of what your Stockport accident is costing you, and make sure you keep receipts and bank/credit card statements to use as evidence for your claim.
How you can help your claim
We have already mentioned keeping track of your spending, but there are several other things you can do to help your solicitor make sure your claim is successful:
- Write an account of your Stockport accident as soon as possible, while the details are still fresh in your mind;
- Take any photos that may help your case, e.g. photos of injuries or vehicle damage;
- Visit your GP and tell him about your symptoms, including psychological ones;
- If possible, take the contact details of any witnesses; and
- Report the accident to any relevant authority, i.e. the police, council, or a business.
Choosing the right solicitor – Accident Advice Helpline
So if you need help with an accident claim in Stockport, and you want to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation possible for your ordeal, it is best to file your claim with a top firm of injury lawyers like Accident Advice Helpline.
To minimise the risks involved in claiming, all personal injury claims handled by us are managed by our lawyers who all work under no win no fee contracts, where the claimant doesn’t have to pay costly upfront legal fees or pay anything at all if their claim is unsuccessful. Call 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: 8th July 2014
Author: David Brown