It is often the case that faultless victims do not realise they can claim compensation. Some time later they discover this and it is not unusual for us to be asked if a victim can make a claim the year or two after the accident. When they contact our lawyer in Terrington on our freephone helpline, the criteria for making a claim is explained to them in full, so that they know if they are able to proceed.
The criteria for making a personal injury claim using our lawyer in Terrington
Making a personal injury claim is a legal process and the criteria applies to whoever makes a claim, not just when you are using our lawyer in Terrington. UK law says that:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
- You should have sought medical attention to deal with your injuries arising from the accident
How much you may be awarded
There are many different things that will be accounted for when your personal injury claim is being put together. Below are some of the factors that will be included:
- Loss of earnings
- Certain private medical costs
- Carer costs if you are now unable to look after yourself or carry out every day tasks without difficulty
- Transport costs
- Adaption of your home to cope with your injuries
- Any extra expenses incurred as a result of the accident
All costs and losses that you have had to bear because of the accident can be reclaimed, as long as you have proof of them such as receipts and wage slips.
Making a personal injury claim using Accident Advice Helpline
You contact Accident Advice Helpline for free, confidential and friendly advice. Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123, or you can complete our 30-second test for guidance.
We are here to provide access to justice for the victims of accidents that were the fault of someone else. Our high-quality customer service has gained us a reputation to be envied, an unrivalled reputation for providing complete customer satisfaction. So much so, that Esther Rantzen, the well-known UK consumer champion, has been our patron for the last ten years and she recommends our services.
We maintain our high standards by sticking to four key principles: Integrity, Accountability, Dependability and Reliability, principles that have not failed us or our clients yet, and will not fail us or our clients in the future.
Our in-house solicitors have aided many thousands of blameless victims with their personal injury compensation claims in the 14 years since we were established. You will get a professional, efficient service from experts in numerous accident types, from friendly and helpful staff.
When legal aid for personal injury cases was abolished in 1998, the conditional fee agreement was introduced. This is more commonly known as the No Win No Fee basis, and this is how Accident Advice Helpline operates. No Win No fee means exactly that. You do not have to consider the costs involved because you do not have to pay any money to start your claim, or if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 12th July 2014