Each year, a large number of people are involved in accidents that were not their fault. These people may be able to make injury compensation accident claims..
How do you know whether you can make injury compensation accident claims?
To be successful, you need to show that somebody else was at fault. As an example, you may be able to claim compensation if you fall over due to a slippery surface where warning signs should have been displayed, but you will not be entitled to claim compensation if you have simply tripped and it was a pure accident.
There are a number of ways that somebody can be at fault. It can be because they did something that resulted in the accident, such as driving without due care and attention. It could also be because they failed to do something, such as failing to display warning signs, or failing to provide an employee with training or safety equipment.
How to make a claim?
Injury compensation accident claims should be started as soon as possible because you and any witness are more likely to forget the accident details as time goes by. In any case, the claim normally needs to be started within three years of the date of the accident.
You can make the claim yourself but you are more likely to be successful if you use a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to help you. We have many expert solicitors and have been helping people make compensation claims for over sixteen years.
They will gather together all of the details, including any witness statements if applicable. You may need to attend a medical assessment which will record your injuries but most claims can be dealt with by telephone so you will not usually need to attend any other meetings. Generally, you will not be required to attend court.
You can find whether you have a valid claim by taking our unique 30-second online test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. You can also talk to the friendly and professional staff who are on our helpline desk for information on what to do about your accident by calling freephone number 0800 689 0500 – or from your mobile 0333 500 0993, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation awarded in injury compensation accident claims varies depending on the circumstances of each claim. It can vary from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds. Your compensation will include an amount for your injury, and may also include an amount for lost wages if you have had to take unpaid time of work and any other out-of-pocket expenses.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to get your claim started.
Date Published: 23rd June 2013
Author: David Brown