Unfortunately, if you are in the position of wanting or needing to claim compensation then this must mean you have been hurt and are seeking the help of a lawyer.
For many people, not knowing what makes a good lawyer and what is the right compensation advice is difficult when they know little about the process in the first place.
And so here, our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline along with our legal teams have put together this basic guide to claiming compensation. If you need more detail, you can call us anytime on 0800 689 0500.
How long does it take to make a successful compensation claim?
Straightforward, uncontested compensation cases can be successfully concluded in weeks whereas other, more complex claims can a while longer as the detail of the case are closely examined. Your lawyer will keep you up-to-date at all times.
Who sets the compensation amount I received?
Your lawyer, as part of their service to you, put together a case and include an overall compensation amount that, according to previous cases and personal injury law, you could be entitled to.Open Claim Calculator
Inevitably, the other side will make you an offer, also known as a compensation settlement figure and it is your choice as to whether you accept this or not. Our lawyers will advise you on the best way forward with your compensation claim, as they have the skills, expertise and many years experience in this specialist area of law.
Will I need to go to court?
Unless the other side dispute your case, refuse to accept liability and effectively contest your claim for compensation, the majority of defendants attempt to keep the case out of court, simply because it could end up costing them more in the long run.
What proof do I need?
Your legal team will talk through all these finer details but evidence can include:
- Witness statements
- Police reports
- Medical assessments
These are just a few examples that our lawyers have used in the past in successful compensation cases.
And how much will it all cost?
People are naturally concerned as to how much they will need to pay to make a successful compensation claim, especially as there is no legal aid available for people seeking compensation. You will be pleased to know that all our lawyers take on case on a no win, no fee* agreement; this means you do not need to place any money on account in order to get your case started.
Looking for a lawyer in Middleton by Wirksworth?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Middleton by Wirksworth 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 Middleton by Wirksworth or anyway make us your first point of call.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 and, providing you have an eligible claim, one of our lawyers could start work on your case within hours.