Thinking of starting a compensation claim following an accident? Rest assured you are not alone, you are one of thousands of people who approach personal injury solicitors across the country on a daily basis. If you are in the process of looking for somewhere to start your compensation claim you will need to find a lawyer in Ditchling, there may not be a large selection of solicitors for you to choose from – but there is no need for you to use a local firm. You can also use a national organisation as most claims can be dealt with over the telephone with no face to face contact required.
So that you have a a better idea of claims, and what types there are, here is a list of some common claim types:
- Slips trips and falls
- Road accidents
- Accidents at work
- Accidents in a public place
An accident will only be considered grounds for compensation, if someone can be proved negligent and responsible for the accident. Claims are commonly made against the following groups:
- Restaurant and retail premise owners
- Councils and other local bodies
- Medical professionals
- Drivers and other road users
An accident, illness or injury caused by any of the above would be seen as grounds for a compensation claim by a lawyer in Ditchling.
Do you qualify for making a claim?
To meet the national legal criteria your accident must fit into the following guidelines, before any lawyer in Ditchling can proceed. It must have happened within the last three years, been caused by someone else either directly or indirectly and you must have needed medical attention as a result.
Claims that arise from accidents on the workplace can be made outside the three year boundary and your chosen personal injury lawyer will explain this in greater depth to you.
Getting your claim off the ground
Accident Advice Helpline, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 24 hours a day 7 days a week (or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993), have over twelve years experience of making successful claims. Our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, and the initial call places you under no obligation.
By choosing Accident Advice Helpline you can be sure you are placing yourself in safe hands as they have the patronage of Esther Rantzen – who has been a prominent figure in the campaign for consumer rights in the U.K.
Finally, remember there is no such thing as a guaranteed claim. We can give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth, using our compensation calculator, but the final award depends on the agreed settlement figure.
Date Published: 16th January 2014
Author: David Brown