If you are looking for a law firm in Dover to help you claim compensation, you first of all have to make sure that you qualify to make a claim.
Someone else at fault
The first thing is that someone else must have been to blame for the accident. This could be another road user, your employer or whoever is responsible for keeping the environment you are in safe. In most cases insurance covers the situation and it would be the insurance company that settles your claim.
Were you injured?
Compensation claims are for personal injuries, so you must have been injured in the accident. Your injuries do not need to be life threatening, but they do need to have been bad enough to need medical attention. A medical report will be needed from whoever treated your injuries.
The timescales of claiming
In most cases you have three years from the date of your accident to start a claim. There are some exceptions to this, the main ones being:
- Accidents in the air or at sea have a two year time limit
- If you were a child at the time of the accident and no one claimed for you at the time, you have 3 years from your 18th birthday to pursue compensation
- If you want a law firm in Dover to help you claim for an industrial condition, you have three years from the date you were diagnosed
If you are unsure about any of the rules in your situation, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
Still looking for a law firm in Dover?
If you are still looking for a law firm in Dover that specialises in personal injury claims, call us for all the help, support and expertise you will need.
We have streamlined the claiming processes to make them simple and efficient, keeping any stress away from you. We will of course keep you updated on the progress of your claim while our in-house solicitors work hard to win you the maximum amount for your situation.
We can give you all the free claims advice and information that you need to decide if you want to make a claim. Chat to our expert claims advisors, in confidence, and without any obligation to proceed – that choice is yours.
You can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. There is also the option to text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as we can.
Date Published: 26th July 2014
Author: David Brown