For many innocent victims of accidents, making a claim after being injured in an accident in Winchester will be the first time they have been involved in this sort of legal action, and there ate many questions that arise.
Who can claim after being injured in an accident in Winchester?
Anyone injured in an accident in Winchester can make a claim for compensation for an accident that was not their fault, as long as the injuries needed medical treatment, and the accident happened no more than three years ago.
What sort of accidents can I make a claim for?
There are no accidents that you are barred for making claims for. Providing they fit the above rules, they all come with the scope of claiming compensation.
Are there any injuries I cannot claim for?
No, injuries like accidents are all covered as long as the rules apply.
What about the earning I have lost from work?
If your claim is successful, you will be able to recoup this as part of the claim. You will need to prove the amount you have lost, wage slips being the ideal way to do this. If you do not have them, your employer or accountant will be asked to confirm the amounts.
Can I claim for all the extra money I have had to pay out?
Generally yes you can. Most accident victims find they have unexpected expenses that are reclaimable, but once again you have to prove them. Get receipts for everything you have to pay for.
How much will I get?
At the start of your claim that is not easy to answer. The 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website will give you an estimate of the amount for you injuries, but there are so many factors to take into account that the final figure might end up nothing like that. We can only base the estimates on awards made in the past, but every claim is unique and two people with similar injuries can be awarded totally different amounts because of their personal circumstances.
How long will all this take?
Who knows? Some of our claimants receive their compensation in just a few weeks, other take a few months. All we can promise you is that we will handle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You make this sound easy, could I do it myself?
Yes you could, but we would not recommend that you do. Making a personal injury claim is a legal process that can easily be lost on a technicality. But lets assume you win your own case, how will you know if the award you are offered is anywhere near the correct amount? For the inexperienced victim, making a claim is stressful and time consuming, and could so easily go all wrong.
Why should I use Accident Advice Helpline?
We are a well established specialist law firm who has been assisting victims with their claims for over 14 years. We have the expertise and knowledge you need on your side when you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 12th August 2014