It is natural to want to speak to injury solicitors immediately following an accident. Many people reach for the telephone as soon as they return home from the doctor’s or the hospital. The number of actual personal injury claims following accidents that are being made in the United Kingdom on a daily basis is staggering.
The problem is that while people may be unsure as to how long they should leave it before making their accident claim the fact is that many people either claim too soon, or too late.
Before you look for injury solicitors to help you with your claim, make sure you have all the details they are going to need so that they can start work on your behalf.
Making a personal injury claim – The timescales
You cannot make a compensation claim for personal injury once a period of three years have passed from the date of the accident. Any of the injury solicitors in Sutherland will tell you the same. Your accident will be deemed out of scope or “statute barred” once this period has passed, unless it occurred in a workplace, then different terms and specialist law applies. But, even with this in mind, it is not sensible to make an accident claim before you have all the facts and figures necessary to proceed with your claim. Yes you can get your claim started; but it will not proceed very fast if it is missing bits of information. Before you start making a claim with any injury solicitors make sure that you have all the details you need to hand, these could include:
- Time and date of the accident
- Police report if one exists
- Details of any accident report that was completed
- Details of any witnesses to the accident
- Photographs of the scene and the injury
- Medical details of the injury suffered
The final point is of prime importance. There is no point in making a personal injury claim if you cannot prove any injury occurred. If you already have all these details to hand then there is nothing stopping you making a claim for your accident today.
Looking for injury solicitors in Sutherland?
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Sutherland they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Sutherland look no further than this expert service.
Getting started on the road to a successful claim is easy once you have all the above details to hand. Pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser; they are available twenty four hours a day seven days a week. The company has ten years experience under its belt and deals with personal injury claims of all sorts.
All of their solicitors work on no win no fee agreement with their clients. The company also has the patronage of Esther Rantzen who has been a public campaigner for consumer rights in the UK for many years.
To find out more about how they can help you, or to start your claim for compensation call them today.
Date Published: 9th February 2014