Your personal injury compensation guide
If you have been involved in an accident, you will know from first hand experience that it can be a very traumatic and stressful experience. Having to deal with physical injuries as well as the psychological impact of an accident can be very difficult, and it is a time when the support of your family and friends will be endlessly valuable. To help alleviate the stress you may be feeling, we have put together a personal injury compensation guide to familiarise you with the claims process and place you at ease whilst making a claim for compensation.
How to determine your eligibility to make a claim
If you have been involved in an accident, it will need to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for personal injury compensation:
- It must have happened within the past three years (with the exception of minors).
- It must have resulted in the need for medical attention, for example at your local GP surgery or hospital accident and emergency clinic.
- Someone else must have been to blame for your accident – such as a careless driver, or a negligent employer.
If you’re still unsure, you can use an online checker such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second tool to confirm your eligibility to claim. In addition, this will also provide you with an approximate compensation figure – indicating what you will likely be able to receive in monetary terms depending on the severity of your injury.
Making a claim for compensation need not be stressful
Being involved in an accident is an upsetting experience, and you may be reluctant to cause yourself any further stress by making a claim. However, the compensation claims process does not need to be stressful – at the Accident Advice Helpline, we use over ten years of experience to ensure that you can make a claim with a minimum amount of fuss.
Our highly trained, professional advisors will act as your personal injury compensation guide – ensuring that you feel comfortable and updated at every stage of the compensation process. In most cases, this can be done entirely via the telephone, meaning you can make a claim from the comfort of your own home. In some instances, you may need to attend a further medical assessment, but only if seen as beneficial to your case.
Finding legal expertise is not difficult
At Accident Advice Helpline, our role is to guide you through the claims process which includes finding the legal representation best suited to your compensation case. We work with over 190 legal partners, which enables us to select a legal expert with specific experience in handling compensation claims just like yours – no matter how niche. So whether you have suffered an injury at work, a fall in a public place or a road traffic accident, we will make sure that you have the very best lawyers at your disposal – all working on a no win, no fee basis.
We hope this personal injury compensation guide has been useful – to discuss in further detail, please fill out or short online claim form or simply call our 24 hour advice line on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry