What is a no win no fee accident in Northampton? Perhaps someone has described the situation you are in as a “no win no fee accident”, and you’ve been wondering what they meant.
Another way of asking this question is: what makes an accident that has happened in Northampton qualify someone to claim compensation?
The basics about a no win no fee accident in Northampton
In order for an accident victim to be eligible to claim compensation, there are certain criteria that must be fulfilled:
- The accident must have caused you to suffer injury
- The accident must not be your fault
- The accident must have occurred within the past three years
Of course, not everything in life is clear-cut. You might be thinking, what kind of injury qualifies? What do you mean by “not your fault”? Why three years?
Clarifying the criteria
Let us take these questions in turn and clarify the situation for you.
Regarding the kinds of injury that qualify someone for compensation, it could be anything. Whiplash, a broken wrist, loss of limb, and severe head injury are just a few examples.
It doesn’t have to be a physical injury, either. Psychological injuries qualify accident victims for compensation, too, so if you’ve had anxiety and depression following your accident, you could be eligible to claim.
Whether physical or psychological, your injury or injuries must be confirmed by a doctor, so make sure you get medical attention after your accident.
As for the question of fault, the accident that caused your injury must be someone else’s fault. It could be that another driver collided with your vehicle, causing you to suffer whiplash. Perhaps you had an accident at work because your employer didn’t implement the appropriate safety procedures. Whatever it is, if someone else is at fault, you could claim.
Finally, the accident must have happened within the past three years because the deadline for beginning a claim is three years after the date on which an injury occurs. It’s a good idea to start your claim as soon as possible.
How to get started with your claim
To make a no win no fee claim, you need the services of a law firm that deals with such matters. Accident Advice Helpline is one such law firm. Our no win no fee solicitors have been helping people to claim compensation since 2000, so we have a lot of experience.
We also pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our clients. You are guaranteed to be treated with respect and sensitivity by everyone you encounter during the process when you choose Accident Advice Helpline.
Contact one of our advisors today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 2nd November 2015
Author: David Brown