A jargon-busting guide from Accident Advice Helpline!
The world is full of jargon and no more so than the legal world of compensation claims! Find out more by reading this quick guide – a great way to get informed and make the right decision for you…
Known more formally as the Conditional Fee Agreement, this is where an injury solicitor in Cruden or Accident Advice Helpline, promises to do the work without taking any money upfront. Better still, if the case is lost – that is, you do not win compensation – then you will not be charged a fee. This arrangement came in to being after legal aid was removed for compensation claims; this meant that very few people had the financial means to bring a compensation claim. The no-win, no-fee agreement is about improving the number of people who have access to make a claim.
Compensation cases handled by Accident Advice Helpline or an injury solicitor in Cruden are for personal injury. This where you have been hurt, physically or emotionally, as the result of an accident. It does not cover the costs of damage to any vehicles or other property – this is met by you, the other side or your insurers.
Three year deadline
There are conditions attached to making a claim for compensation. Your injury solicitor in Cruden will talk through the criteria that will lead to possible success but one important factor – and one that not many people are aware of – is the three year deadline. You must make a claim for compensation within three years of the date of your accident or incident in which you were hurt. There are variations for those people who were under 18 years of age at the time of the accident and those people making claims for industrial diseases.
No fault accident
Another essential aspect that you must understand before you lodge a compensation complaint is the fact that the accident or incident must not have been your fault. This, in many cases, is clear cut but in other, more complex cases this may take some working on! Your injury solicitor in Cruden will tell you more.
This is where the service being offered is recommended by someone of importance or stature. In terms of the service on offer, Dame Esther Rantzen, well known for campaigning for the vulnerable in our society as well as consumer rights, has taken time to scrutinise our business and company. She believes that we wholeheartedly offer one of the best services for people seeking compensation.
Why not call us to find out more about an injury solicitor in Cruden?
Our number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and with no obligation or pressure to proceed, what have you to lose? Call us now.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown