If you have been injured in an accident that you and injury lawyers in Helmdon can prove was not your fault, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries. You need to file most injury claims within three years of the accident. However, check how long you have to file your claim with injury lawyers in Helmdon, as sometimes you have only two years in which to file a claim. You can, naturally, check with injury lawyers elsewhere in the UK, or you could call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Helmdon
You may also be thinking about filing a claim through a firm of injury lawyers Helmdon or one based elsewhere if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you and your injury lawyers Helmdon, for example, can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You have three years from the date of the first diagnosis of the illness in which to file a personal injury compensation claim.
How is compensation calculated?
To begin with, no one can tell you exactly how much compensation you will get for your injury or illness. This is because all accidents, injuries and people are unique. If you have an initial free appointment with an injury lawyer, he or she will only, at the end of your allotted time, be able to tell you if you have grounds on which to base a claim. To arrive at an estimate of how much compensation you might be awarded, your injury lawyer will have to have certain documents from you, such as your medical report, pay slips, receipts for medical expenses relating to your injury or illness and so on. You may be asked to have a further medical examination for a second opinion about your case.
Your injury lawyer will then have to consult the Judicial College’s guidelines which lay out the amount of compensation to be awarded for varying degrees of injury, from minor to severe. He or she will also need to do some research into recent awards of compensation for injuries or illnesses such as yours. Only after doing all this will your injury lawyer be able to tell you if the amount you may have been offered in compensation is reasonable or not. He or she will be able to recommend that you accept or reject an offer only after doing this research.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline have more than ten years’ experience of assisting people with their personal injury compensation claims. If you need help and expert legal advice, call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, including on Bank Holidays as our lines are open for your calls 24/7.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us right now for expert advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown