The compensation minefield… explained by Accident Advice Helpline
The thought of making a claim for compensation would set many people’s teeth on edge, especially when you think that it involves taking legal action… but before you decide it sounds too much hassle and too much like hard work, read on and find out how AAH and a specialist injury solicitor in Cuckfield can help you make a claim…
Do I need a load of evidence?
Not necessarily although it would help to create a more detailed case of you did have some form of evidence to back your claims. As well as collecting paper evidence, having photographic evidence is brilliant; even photos taken on a phone will do, especially in the cases of accidents in public places.
How do I go to court?
The good news is that you and your injury solicitor in Cuckfield may not step foot in a court room! This is because as a law firm, we understand the need to create an excellent case for compensation that the defendant or ‘the other side’ can possibly refute, ducking their responsibility. In this way, they will accept liability for your accident and make an offer of compensation.
Do I need to accept this ‘offer’?
No you don’t. As the claimant in this case, the power is with YOU! You are the person that decides all aspects of your case:
- Whether you make the claim in the first place
- If you choose to use AAH and our injury solicitor in Cuckfield to make your claim
- An if you accept the offer, or take your chances in court
What can I actually claim for?
Most compensation cases are divided in two parts, although not equal in the amount of money awarded. The first part (and usually the biggest) is for the actual injury or injuries. On top of this, you can also ‘claim back’ any additional costs you have had to pay which you believe are directly linked to the accident or as a result of the accident. Prescription charges and travel costs are two of the top additional expenses that people find they have to pay.
What about seeing a medical assessment panel?
Again, just like attending court, the likelihood of you needing to attend a medical assessment is unlikely. Most cases that need to be independently medically assessed are those that are complex, as well as those cases that are contested by the ‘other side’.
Why should I use Accident Advice Helpline?
We are a reputable and trusted law firm, with nearly 14 years’ experience of working within personal injury compensation claims. Under our roof, we have an envied legal team, with specialist lawyers such as our injury solicitor in Cuckfield. Keeping you informed every step of the way, you will not regret contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500!