Suffering an injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault can be a traumatic experience. While you’re recovering, you may feel that one of the last things you want to do is to make a claim for compensation for what happened to you, especially if you have suffered some sort of psychological trauma as a consequence of the incident to boot.
You will normally have up to three years to launch a personal injury claim against a negligent party, from the date the accident happened, but there’s no need to wait that long if the only thing that’s stopping you getting moving right away is the thought that taking action will be a long, drawn-out affair that you feel you really don’t have the energy for. Well, the truth is that getting no win no fee* advice in Tetbury is vital to find out about personal injury compensation claims.
No win no fee* advice in Tetbury
If you’ve not launched a personal injury claim before, it will hardly be surprising if you don’t really know what to expect. You may be under the entirely false impression that taking action will involve you getting involved in complicated legal wrangling and spending hours, if not days, in a court room. If your case is relatively straightforward, few things could be further from the truth.
Once you have retained the services of a lawyer, you may not have to attend court or even go for a medical examination. In fact, if you have all the evidence you need to support your claim, your part in the whole process might be limited to liaising with your solicitor over the phone. As such, there’s really no need to leave seeking the recompense you deserve on account of you not feeling up for a lengthy court battle.
What you can claim
As well as damages, you might be able claim back any expenses you’ve had to meet as a result of your injuries or any income you’ve lost. You may even be able to make a claim for future earnings if your condition is going to stop you returning to work for some time. As such, taking action sooner rather than later could make a very real difference to your financial position, especially if you have had to take a long time off from work unpaid.
You can get free advice on the ins and outs of launching a personal injury claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) on one of the phone numbers at the top of this page.
For more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a landline. Calls to both numbers are free so get in touch as soon as possible.
Date Published: 5th March 2014
Author: David Brown