Making a claim with injury solicitors in Horley
Historically, if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, there was no affordable recourse for compensation. Personal injury claims have been around for a very long time and can be traced back at least as far back as the 18th century, but they were a prerogative of the rich as only they could afford the litigation costs.
Then came the introduction of legal aid to make a claim, which helped the really poor people of the land. Then we were in a position where if you were rich or really poor, you could claim compensation if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Finally, in April 2000, the conditional fee agreement was allowed for personal injury claims. This made so much more sense, because the law says if you are injured because of the fault or negligence of someone else, you can claim compensation from them, but there were too many victims who could not afford to. The conditional fee agreement, better known as No Win No Fee, gave everyone the access to the justice they deserved, now anybody could make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline were one of the first law firms to operate on this basis, and we still do, as it is the only fair way.
Using injury solicitors in Horley to make a claim these days
Money no longer comes into the equation of making a claim, you just have to fit the criteria and if you do injury solicitors in Horley can help with your claim. The rules are:
- You were not at fault with the accident
- You sustained injuries in the accident
- You needed medical attention for your injuries
- The accident happened within the last three years
It does not matter what type of injury you sustained, whether it be a few abrasions or life changing brain damage, if the accident was not your fault and you needed medical attention, using injury solicitors Horley to make a personal injury claim is an option you should consider.
The accidents that occur
There are countless types of accidents that happen to people every day. They are always unexpected and can cause a lot of stress. Examples of accidents that may result in making a personal injury claim are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Industrial illnesses and diseases
- Slips, trips and falls
- Medical negligence
- Faulty products accidents
- Accidents in schools, colleges and universities
- Sporting accidents
- Walking and hiking accidents
- Food poisoning
- Holiday accidents
- Fatal injury accidents
Making your personal injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading companies in the field of personal injury claims. Over the last 13 years, we have helped many thousands of claimants get access to justice for their claims and get the compensation they deserved.
Our solicitors are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ensuring your claim is dealt with efficiently, looking at all areas to get you the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will give you free legal advice and guide you through the processes to start your claim, should you wish to proceed. Or try the 30-second test on our website for further guidance.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: Emma Matthews