Why do you need a lawyer in Wakefield?
There are many types of accident and injury that can occur in Wakefield and elsewhere. If you live in Wakefield and can prove that the accident you were injured in was not your fault, you may be looking for a lawyer in Wakefield to give you advice about making a claim. However, you don’t really need to go to the trouble of finding a lawyer in Wakefield. You can simply give us at Accident Advice Helpline a call.
You may have problems finding a lawyer in Wakefield to help you with your particular claim. That’s because lawyers tend to be experts in one or two areas of the law. For example, lawyers deal with claims for:
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Road traffic accidents;
- Clinical negligence;
- Product liability; and
- Food poisoning.
Of course there are also other types of accident, this list is not exhaustive.
Criteria for making a claim
To be eligible for compensation, you must have been injured as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking our 30-second test.
For most types of claim, you have a period of three years from the date of an accident, or incident, in which to begin claim proceedings. If you want to claim compensation, you should not delay getting in touch with us, as it will take time to prepare your compensation claim and this needs to be done before the deadline.
For claims for industrial diseases, the three years run from the date on which the disease was first diagnosed, rather than the date on which you contracted the disease.
In the case of minors, the three years run from the injured person’s 18th birthday.
How much compensation?
The amount of compensation that you can claim depends on a number of factors, including the nature and severity of your injury, and whether you will be permanently affected by it. You can also claim for any earnings that you may have lost as a result of your injury, plus any out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred.
Who can help you to get the compensation you deserve?
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve is to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, a nationwide company who can represent you in the same way as a lawyer in Wakefield. Accident Advice Helpline have been fighting the corner of personal injury claimants for over 15 years. Our patron is consumer champion and UK TV personality, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline now
It couldn’t be easier to contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us from a landline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. From a mobile, you can call us on 0333 500 0993.
Call us now and find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 6th January 2014
Author: Emma Matthews