Every year many of the people who have the right to make a claim make the mistake of forgetting to do so, for one very simple reason – ignorance of the process. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we aim to provide as much information as possible which can help people decide whether or not they should make a claim, so if you’re looking for a legal specialist in Newmachar here are some of the things you need to know.
When you can and can’t claim
You can claim for almost any type of accident including an accident in the workplace, an injury in a car accident or a slip, trip or fall in the street. These, at least, represent some of the more common types of injuries that we deal with, but they can be any situation you could possibly imagine, from an industrial disease to contracting food poisoning at a restaurant.
What’s important are these basic issues:
- Was the accident your fault?
- Did it have a measurably negative effect on your lifestyle?
- Did it happen in the last three years?
If you can answer yes to all those questions, then you might have a good case to make.
The three year rule
Of those three points the final one is the one which most people forget about and that’s because they simply think it doesn’t apply. Three years is, after all, an extremely long time and it seems incredible to imagine that it would be possible to fail to make a claim within that time. However, it can happen more often than you might imagine. For this reason, if you’ve ever been injured in an accident, one of the first things you should think about is whether you have a good claim to make. There’s never any harm in asking about it.
Paying for your claim
Another thing that might worry people is the thought of how they are going to pay for any claim they make. This is an understandable worry, but it needn’t be something that keeps you awake at night.
That’s because we offer something called no-win, no-fee as standard. This means that when you make a claim through us, you won’t have to pay unless you win.
Finding a legal specialist in Newmachar
The final thing to remember is that the type of lawyer you select will depend heavily on what type of accident you’ve suffered. Ideally, you’ll want a legal specialist in Newmachar
who specialises in the right type of personal injury law. If you’ve been injured while at work, for example, you’ll want someone who specialises in workplace injuries. Likewise, if you’ve been hurt while out in public you may want someone with a good track record in claiming against the local council.
Accident Advice Helpline has a huge amount of experience which can prove helpful. So, to find a legal specialist in Newmachar, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our team will provide you with the right lawyer in Scotland for your needs and help with anything you need.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown