Injury compensation lawyers in Tetbury
Suffering an injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault can be a traumatic experience. While you’re recovering, you may feel that one of the last things you want to do is use the services of injury compensation lawyers in Tetbury and try to win compensation for what happened to you, especially if you’ve suffered some sort of psychological trauma as a consequence of the incident to boot.
You’ll typically have up to three years to launch a personal injury case against a negligent party from the date the incident took place, but there’s no need to wait that long if the only thing that’s stopping you getting moving right away is the thought that taking action will be a long, drawn-out affair that you feel you really don’t have the energy for. The truth is that using injury lawyers to make a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf might not involve much more than a few phone calls on your part.
The compensation claims process
If you’ve not launched a personal injury claim before, it will hardly be surprising if you don’t really know what to expect. You may be under the entirely false impression that taking action will involve you getting involved in complicated legal wrangling and spending hours, if not days, in a courtroom. If your case is relatively straightforward, few things could be further from the truth.
Once you’ve retained the services of a good 100% no win no fee* solicitor, you may not have to attend court or even go for a medical examination. In fact, if you have all the evidence you need to support your claim, your part in the process might be limited to liaising with your solicitor over the phone. As such, there’s really no need to leave seeking the recompense you deserve on account of you not feeling up for a lengthy court battle.
What you can claim
As well as damages, you might be able to claim back any expenses you’ve had to meet as a result of your injuries or any income you’ve lost. You may even be able to make a claim for future earnings if your condition is going to stop you returning to work for some time. As such, taking action sooner rather than later could make a very real difference to your financial position, especially if you have had to take a long time off from work unpaid.
You can get free advice on the ins and outs of launching a personal injury claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown