There is a lot of confusion surrounding personal injury and how personal injury benefit can be claimed. There are lots of different terms and phrases that all actually mean the same thing! The advice on the internet and in newspapers and magazines is endless. You may even have friends and family who are advising you what you should do. This can be very worrying and distressing for people who have been in an accident that was not their fault and are thinking of making a claim. Here are some straightforward facts for you to keep in mind while you are dealing with this.
Simple facts about injury benefit and compensation
- Injury benefit and compensation are actually the same thing. It is an amount of money that you claim from someone else because you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. A specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline helps thousands of people just like you every year. That is probably why the TV consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen endorses us.
- The main question to ask is, “How can a claim for personal injury benefit you?” No-one wants to be selfish, but there are times in your life when you have to put yourself and your family first. You are probably in pain and discomfort. It is likely that the whole family is being inconvenienced and upset. Maybe you cannot take your kids to activities, or drive to work like you did before the accident. This causes inconvenience and costs money. You can claim for the injury itself and for the money that you have lost.
- Do not pay an expensive deposit for legal fees as this is not necessary. Accident Advice Helpline can arrange for your claim to be handled on a no-win, no-fee basis. We will find a personal injury lawyer that is exactly right for your case, from our team of expert solicitors.
- Make sure that your case is handled in a way that is convenient for you. Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted any time of the day or night on any day of the week.
- It is a good idea to get an estimate of how much compensation you will be awarded before you start the whole process. The friendly, professional advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can do this by collecting details about the accident and your injury and entering them into a unique 30-second test. You will get an estimate of whether or not your case will be successful and of how much compensation you could get. Remember that this is only an estimate because no one knows how much compensation will be awarded until the claims process is complete.
- It is very likely that you can handle the whole thing over the telephone, and will not have to appear in court. You may need to attend one medical assessment so that a report of you injuries can be prepared.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 7th February 2013
Author: Louise Thacker