Understanding compensation claims
Making a claim is now, it seems, a popular pastime in the United Kingdom. If you listen in on the train journey home to the conversations of those around you, you will doubtless find that someone is or knows someone who is making a personal injury or accident claim. The truth is that the number of people making accident claims in the United Kingdom has risen dramatically in recent years; partly because of improved exposure by press and media but also because it is becoming easier for people to make claims. If you have suffered an accident and are looking for an injury lawyer in Grangemouth it may help to get some no obligation advice before you start.
The problem is that although the people whose conversations you are listening to may sound as if they know everything about UK claims the fact is they probably don’t. Many of the daily accident claims in the UK that professionals such as the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline have to deal with are never going to bear fruit. That is because people do not understand the rules and regulations behind making an accident claim.
What you need to pursue a successful claim
So what do you need exactly to pursue a successful injury 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. Even the best injury lawyer Grangemouth can provide cannot make a claim if there is no one else involved. If you can answer yes to all three questions then you have every right to make a personal injury claim.
Injury lawyer in Grangemouth-What to do next
One of the simplest ways of starting a personal injury claim 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 their trained advisers.
You don’t have to place your claim with them of course; but with over 15 years’ experience behind them and a large nationwide legal team to work with you can be sure that you will be handled by experienced staff at all times. They will explain to you exactly what you need to know about UK 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 personal injury claims are free. They are not totally free so discuss with your personal injury lawyer what fees you will be liable for should you win the case.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown