This short guide should give some useful information about how to claim compensation in Stroud if you have been injured through no fault of your own.
What is personal injury compensation?
This may seem self-explanatory, but personal injury compensation is a sum of money paid out to a claimant who has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. There are a few useful facts you may like to know about personal injury compensation:
- Personal injury compensation is non taxable;
- Most personal injury claims are settled out of court; and
- Personal injury claims also take into account financial losses and costs caused by your Stroud accident (see below for more details).
You can claim personal injury compensation for any accident, regardless of where that accident happened, providing that the accident wasn’t your fault. You have three years from the date of your accident in which to file your claim.
You can claim for any injury or illness caused by your ordeal. This injury or illness can be physical or psychological.
To confirm whether or not you qualify for compensation, please call our helpline or enter your details into the compensation calculator online.
How to claim compensation in Stroud
You can claim back any money you spent or lost as a result of your accident, such as:
- Lost earnings;
- Travel expenses;
- The cost of private medical treatment or care;
- Childminding fees;
- Money spent replacing perusal items or clothing damaged in your accident; and
- Money spent on holidays or event tickets that you were unable to attend because of your injury.
Whatever the costs of your accident, keep a record of these and retain any receipts or bank statements as proof.
Claiming your compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
To get your compensation, you will need to file a claim with a lawyer. We would recommend using an injury lawyer. Again, this may sound obvious, but quite often people don’t even think about whether their lawyer is best qualified for the task at hand.
Lawyers all have their areas of expertise; to maximise the chances of your claim being successful, you need to employ a lawyer who works in personal injury law.
Using an injury lawyer who also works under a no win no fee contract will minimise the risk in claiming. However clear-cut your case may be, there is always a risk that you could lose; engaging the services of a lawyer who charges ongoing and upfront fees could mean that you are presented with a bill for thousands, even if your claim is unsuccessful. Under a no win no fee contract, you won’t have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful.
For more information, call Accident Advice Helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th July 2014
Author: David Brown