There are a number of reasons which people can claim personal injury compensation. However, many people each year miss out on claiming compensation because of a lack of awareness of their rights as well as the eligibility criteria. We explore some of the reasons why people are missing out below in order to help dispel some myths about personal injury claims.
They don’t think that they can qualify
When people see an advert for personal injury claims or read about someone who was successful, they think ‘that doesn’t apply to me’. However, anyone who has been in an accident which was caused by someone else has the potential to make a claim for compensation and it’s worth checking with a lawyer just in case.
They think they’ve run out of time
Many people believe that in order to make a personal injury claim, the process needs to be started as soon as you’ve had the accident. This isn’t true. You are eligible to make a claim up to three years following an accident, with even longer time-frames for minors and those who are victims of industrial diseases. Don’t be put off because you didn’t enquire straight away, check the details of your accident and you may fall within the right time limit.
They’re worried about the cost
In most cases which require a lawyer, legal fees can be expensive with many people choosing not to pursue legal action, especially if they think that they might not win. Accident Advice Helpline however, offers 100% no win, no fee which means that it’s always worth checking to see if you have a claim.
They think the process will be difficult
Because Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist in personal injury claims, they have developed ways of making claims as easy as possible for their clients. In most instances, claims can be processed over the phone without the need for complicated paperwork or court appearances. Their advisors will guide you every step of the way to ensure that the process is as hassle free as possible.
They struggle to find a lawyer in Newnham-on-Severn
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local injury lawyer in Newham-on-Severn they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury lawyer in Newham-on-Severn look no further than this expert service.
If you think that you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by using their 24-hour advice line on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or through their website.