Making a compensation claim has become somewhat of a popular pastime, and the whole industry has suffered at the hands of some unscrupulous claimants. 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 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 Feltham area and wish to make a compensation claim, you will need to employ the services of an injury lawyer in Feltham. The local area will likely have a wide choice of legal firms for you to choose from, but before you proceed do you understand the requirements behind the compensation claim process?
What will they need?
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 on 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 Feltham is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and ask a few questions of one of our trained advisers. You don’t have to place your claim with us of course, but with over 15 years’ experience behind us and 200 legal partners to work with, you can be sure that you’d be handled by experienced staff.
We 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 effectively are if you win, but what if you lose? Recent changes to the law dictate than even the victor must meet 25% percent of the costs.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to understand the process clearly and will explain all the costs and fees that may be involved. All of our 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, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: Emma Matthews