Making a compensation claim
When you suffer an injury, making a compensation claim may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, once you start to recover, you may want to make a claim for the harm you’ve suffered. Unfortunately, many of us don’t find out what the claims process involves until we need to rely on it ourselves. This means that many claimants have questions about how to make a claim and what they need to do in order to successfully obtain compensation.
In order to help you find out everything you need to know about making a compensation claim, we’ve set out a list of claimants’ common questions below:
When can I make a compensation claim?
Normally, you can make a compensation claim whenever you suffer an injury which wasn’t your fault. If someone or something else causes you harm, it’s likely that an injury solicitor in Somerset will be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
How long have I got to make a claim?
It’s often best to make a claim as soon as possible after your injury has occurred but we can help claimants for up to three years after the injury, providing the injury wasn’t their own fault.
Is it expensive to make a claim?
The cost of making a claim will depend on the injury solicitor in Somerset or personal injury law firm you choose to work with. Whilst some law firms charge very expensive upfront fees, at Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no win, no fee* basis so you won’t need to pay anything upfront if you make a claim with us.
Should I use a local injury solicitor in Somerset?
Although you could use a local injury solicitor in Somerset, you don’t have to. As there’s no guarantee that a local injury solicitor in Somerset will have the expertise you require or that they will work with you cost effectively, you may choose to work with a more well-known firm.
Will I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. Nowadays, many compensation claims can be handled over the phone so you may not need to attend court and you could even make a claim without having to leave your house!
If you’d like to know more about making a claim or you think you might be eligible to start your claim straightaway, why not contact us? At Accident Advice Helpline we offer free no obligation advice so we can help you find out more about the claims process and you won’t have to pay anything to find out everything you need to know.
Our friendly and professional team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more today.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown