There a few key things you need to be aware of if you intend to claim compensation using injury lawyers for your injury claim.
1. Was the accident your fault?
Since 1996, it has been a legal right for anyone to seek financial redress if they were injured in an accident that was NOT their fault. If people suggest that you are adding to the ‘compensation culture’ in the UK, simple point out for that for the last decade it has been anyone’s legal right to claim compensation. If you’ve been injured and had to make changes to your life, why not claim compensation to help with these adaptations?
2. Did you seek treatment for your injury or injuries?
Your lawyer will need the details of any medical treatment you received for your injuries. As part of the compensation process your legal team will contact your doctor for more details. This simply strengthens your case for compensation and will influence the final compensation amount.
3. Was the accident within the last three years?
You have 3 years in which to make a claim for compensation. The 3 year deadline does not apply to industrial diseases however. If you worked in an industry and feel that your disease was caused by unsafe working practices, then you can claim within 3 years of the date of your diagnosis.
If you were a minor when you were injured then you have 3 years to claim from the date of your 18th birthday.
Injury lawyers for your injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm who have the skill and expertise to help you make your compensation claim. As well as being specialist lawyers, our legal team will offer our service to you on a no-win, no-fee* basis, with no upfront fees or deposits.
We will match you with the best lawyer, depending on the nature of your personal injury claim. For example, if you’ve suffered whiplash in a car accident that was not your fault, you’ll be matched with a solicitor who has a proven track record in making successful whiplash claims.
Making a personal injury claim is a legal action and you need the best lawyers and a leading law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We have an enviable reputation for sticking up for the ‘small guy’. We find that some customers have already tried to claim compensation themselves, but have failed. We won’t be put off and have helped thousands of customers claim what is rightfully theirs.
Our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen, famed for being a champion of consumer rights. As many as 7 out of 10 people don’t claim the compensation they are entitled to – don’t be one of them!
Call us now and see how Accident Advice Helpline can help you. For accessible, free and friendly legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.