Many people claim compensation but, around 7 out of 10 people do not claim compensation and we think that may be as a result of many of you not being clear about the compensation process. Of course, here at the Accident Advice Helpline we also understand that it may be your choice NOT to claim compensation. But, if you think you have a claim and would like the help of our expert lawyers then check below to make sure you tick all the compensation criteria boxes!
Box 1: WHEN was your accident?
Many people do not realise that there is a time limit when it comes to making a compensation claim and we think that maybe some people miss this important date. In the case of an accident etc., you have three years from the date of the incident to make your claim. Unfortunately, beyond this date our lawyers will not be able to help.
This window of compensation opportunity of applied differently to cases of industrial disease – call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out how this time limit is applied.
Box 2: WHAT were your injuries?
When you call us on 0800 689 0500, our advisers will need to talk through your accident and how you were hurt; we will need the detail of ALL your injuries, including the physical ones and any emotional impact the trauma has had on you too.
Box 3: WHAT treatment did you receive?
It is very important that you understand that your injuries must have been treated by a suitably qualified professional such as:
- Your own GP
- A hospital consultant, physiotherapist etc.
- A visit to your local Accident and Emergency department
You can have sought this treatment as a result of your own accord or, like many claimants our lawyers have worked with, they were emergency admission to a local hospital as a result of their incident or accident.
Box 4: WHO was responsible for the accident?
And finally, your lawyer will be unable to proceed with your claim if you, in any way, were responsible for the accident or event in which you were injured. Therefore, falling on an uneven surface as a result of ignoring signs, then you have no claim for compensation. But, being involved in a car accident that was not your fault, sustaining injuries that needed hospital treatment may mean you have an entitlement to claim compensation.
Looking for a lawyer in Melrose?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Melrose working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Melrose or anyway make us your first point of call.
Why not call us to find out more on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993?