If you were involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be contemplating making an injury claim in Gretna. Did you know that a personal injury compensation claim can also be made for a work-related illness or any other illness (such as food poisoning) which you can prove was caused by someone else’s negligence? Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim.
If you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease, you have three years from the date of your first diagnosis in which to make a claim against your employer. You also have three years in which to file a claim from the date of your accident. You will have to prove, along with your solicitor, that you were in no way responsible for your accident (in order to get the maximum amount of compensation). Your solicitor will have to build a case to show that another person’s negligence was to blame.
Injury claim in Gretna
Although you normally have three years in which to file an injury claim in Gretna or elsewhere in the UK, you should begin the claims process as soon as you can. Not only will the details of the accident be really fresh in your mind, but also the process can take years to conclude if your claim cannot be settled out of court.
What steps are there to take when making a claim?
When you have found a solicitor who is an expert in handling the type of injury claim in Gretna you think you have, perhaps a clinical negligence claim, an accident at work or a road traffic accident, they will probably give you a free appointment so that you can discuss your claim. By the end of the appointment, they should be able to tell you whether or not you have grounds upon which to make your claim.
If you decide to proceed with the claim, your solicitor will write a letter to the person you believe to be responsible for your accident or illness, and they will usually have 90 days in which to make a response. If the person admits responsibility, their insurance company will make you an offer of compensation which your solicitor will advise you to accept or reject. If the offer is reasonable and you accept it, you might get compensation within six months of filing a claim. However, if the offer is too low, your solicitor can write again and explain why the amount is too low. You may then get a further offer, which again may be too low and you will be advised to take your claim to court. In such a case it could take years to settle a claim, so the sooner you file one, the better.
Accident Advice Helpline works in partnership with an extensive network of the best, most experienced solicitors across the country, who will work on your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about any aspect of your potential injury claim in Gretna, you could take advantage of Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number. You can call at any time of day or night, every day of the year. Call 0800 689 0500 free from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary). For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 15th September 2013