Injury lawyer Chopwell
Making a compensation claim has become something of a popular pastime with some rather unscrupulous claimants and the image of the industry has suffered as a whole. The fact is that the number of compensation claims being made has risen dramatically in recent years; partly because of improved exposure, but also because it is being made easy for people to claim. If you have suffered an accident that was not your fault then you may need to consider making a claim yourself. If you live in the Chopwell area and need to speak to an injury lawyer in Chopwell before you proceed do you understand the requirements behind the compensation claim process.
Injury lawyer Chopwell-What you need to know.
So what do you need exactly to pursue a successful compensation claim? Well firstly, you must be able to answer yes to all of the following three questions.
- Was the accident within the last three years? (Some work related cases can be allowed outside this time but these are subject to different boundaries).
- Did you suffer personal injury either mental or physical as a result?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
Number three is perhaps the most important question in the list. We all have accidents, but we cannot make a personal injury claim against ourselves. If you can answer yes to all three questions then you have every right to make a personal injury claim.
What to do next
One of the simplest ways of starting a compensation claim through an injury lawyer in Chopwell is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 ( 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and ask a few questions of one of their trained advisors. You don’t have to place your claim with them of course; but with over ten years experience behind them and two hundred legal partners to work with you can be sure that you’d be handled by experienced staff at all times. They will explain to you exactly what you need to know about compensation claims and how yours will be handled, including any costs that will be incurred. One of the most common misconceptions in the general public is that compensation claims are free. They aren’t. They are if you win but what if you lose? Recent changes to the law dictate than even the victor must meet twenty five percent of the costs.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you understand the process clearly and will explain all the costs and fees that may be involved. All of their legal partners work on a No win No fee basis and many claims can be handled entirely by telephone. If you have suffered an accident and wish to discuss your rights to making a compensation claim then call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 24th October 2013
Author: David Brown