Thinking of starting a compensation claim following an accident? Rest assured that 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 somewhere to start your compensation claim, you will need to first contact an injury lawyer in Ditchling. The local area may not have to large a selection of solicitors for you to choose from, but you can also use a national organisation as most claims can be dealt with over the telephone with no face to face contact needed.
Types of compensation claim
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; and
- Accidents in a public place.
An accident will only be considered grounds for compensation 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; and
- 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 by an injury lawyer in Ditchling.
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 often be made outside the three-year boundary; your chosen personal injury lawyer will explain this in greater depth to you.
Accident Advice Helpline, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 24 hours a day, seven days a week (or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993) have 15 years’ experience of making successful claims and work alongside around 200 legal partners. It is one of these who will handle your claim should you decide to proceed with us. 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 we have the patronage of Esther Rantzen, who is a prominent figure in the campaign for consumer rights in the UK. There is no such thing as a free claims process; charges and fees do apply, and your advisor will explain this to you clearly as you begin your claim. Finally, remember that 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: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown