Thinking of starting a compensation claim following an accident? Rest assured you are not alone, you are one of thousands of people who approach personal injury solicitors across the country on a daily basis. If you are in the process of looking for an injury lawyer, Carterton may not have too large a selection of solicitors for you to choose from but there is no need for you to use a local firm. You can also use a national organisation as most claims can be dealt with over the telephone with no face to face contact.
Types of compensation claims
So that you have a a better idea of claims and what types there are here is a list of common claim types:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road accidents
- Accidents at work
- Accidents in a public place
An accident will only be considered grounds for compensation through your injury lawyer in Carterton if someone can be proved negligent and responsible for the accident. Claims are commonly made against the following groups:
- Restaurant and retail premise owners
- Councils and other local bodies
- Medical professionals
- Drivers and other road users
An accident, illness or injury caused by any of the above would be seen as grounds for a compensation claim; injury lawyers in Carterton would need to know that you satisfied the national criteria for making a claim before they took your case on board.
Injury lawyer in Carterton – Do you qualify for a claim?
To meet the national legal criteria your accident must fit into the following guidelines. It must have happened within the last three years, been caused by someone else either directly or indirectly and you must have needed medical attention as a result. Claims that arise from accidents in the workplace can be made outside the three year boundary and your chosen personal injury lawyer will explain this in greater depth to you.
Accident Advice Helpline who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 twenty four hours a day, seven days a week (or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993) have ten years’ experience of making successful claims and work alongside around two hundred legal partners. It is one of these who will handle your claim should you decide to proceed with them. Our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis and the initial call places you under no obligation.
By choosing Accident Advice Helpline you can be sure you are placing yourself in safe hands as they have the patronage of Esther Rantzen who has been a prominent figure in the campaign for consumer rights in the U.K. There is no such thing as a free claims process; charges and fees do apply and your Accident Advice Helpline advisor will explain this to you clearly as you begin your claim.
Finally remember there is no such thing as a guaranteed claim. We can give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth, using our compensation calculator, but the final award depends on the agreed settlement figure.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown