If you’ve recently suffered an injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be feeling frustrated, angry and a little bit vulnerable. Filing a personal injury claim and getting the compensation that you deserve can help put these feelings behind you, make you feel empowered and help you to get your life back on track.
If this is your first experience of a personal injury claim, the processes and procedures will probably be alien to you, so here’s a quick rundown of what you need to do to get compensation you’re due.
What kind of accidents can I claim for?
Personal injury covers a wide range of accidents, including trips and falls, accidents at work, car accidents, and even medical negligence. As long as the incident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim. If you’re unsure if your claim is eligible, the 30-second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website can give you a quick answer as to whether your case is worth pursuing.
Will a local lawyer in Shere be able to get me the compensation I need?
If you’ve been injured in Shere or the surrounding area, it can be tempting to use a local lawyer in Shere when filing your claim. Though some regional law firms may have experience in personal injury claims, few will have the expertise, resources and professionalism of Accident Advice Helpline.
Unlike a regional lawyer in Shere, we have a dedicated 24/7 advice line and are recommended by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, so you can be confident that you’re getting the best service around when you work with us.
Is there a time limit to personal injury claims?
In most cases a personal injury claim needs to be made within three years of an accident, however in incidents where the victim was under 18 at the time, or in cases of industrial disease, this time limit may not apply. If you’re unsure if your claim is eligible, call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our highly trained, experienced advisers.
Will it cost me anything to make a claim?
To make sure that as many people as possible get the compensation that they’re due, Accident Advice Helpline operate a no win no fee policy, so if your case is unsuccessful then it won’t cost you a thing.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser then just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th April 2014
Author: David Brown