Commonly asked questions about making a compensation claim
If you have been in an accident, you are likely thinking about whether or not you are able to seek compensation for your injuries.
There is a great deal of misinformation and misconceptions surrounding compensation claims available to the general public, and at Accident Advice Helpline, we’re here to help separate the fact from the fiction. If you have been injured, under certain circumstances, you have a legal right to claim compensation. Our personal injury lawyers covering Bishopbriggs are here to help you act on that right, and we start by answering some of the most common questions we are asked about compensation claims:
I’ve been injured – how do I know if I can make a claim?
In order to make a claim, you must have been the innocent party, and able to prove that you were in no way at fault for the accident. You are entitled to make a claim under the law if the negligence of another person or organisation caused your injuries.
How much can you make a claim for?
You can make a claim for the physical injury itself, as well as the emotional stress it has caused, any financial losses that have arisen as a result of the injury, and more. To find out how much your specific claim could be worth, you can either fill in our thirty-second claims calculator, or call our helpline to have your case assessed by an adviser.
My accident happened some time ago – can I still take action?
You have up to three years after an accident to seek damages from the party responsible, after which you are no longer eligible to make a claim.
How can I prove that I wasn’t at fault?
It is important to keep a record of things such as accident reports, medical notes, photos of the accident scene as well as witness contact information, as all of this can prove pivotal when absolving you of any wrongdoing during your compensation claim.
How much will it cost to work with a law firm in Bishopbriggs ?
Where a law firm in Bishopbriggs may require you to put down a deposit or pay a percentage of the legal fees upfront, with Accident Advice Helpline, it’s affordable to get the help you need. We don’t require any money upfront, as we undertake cases on what’s called a ‘No Win, No Fee*’ agreement. This conditional payment policy means you don’t have to part with any money to get your claim underway.
Accident Advice Helpline is among the UK’s most trusted personal injury law firms, and we are here to help ensure you recover the maximum amount possible if you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence. To find out more about working with Accident Advice Helpline, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.