Just about everybody that suffers an accident in the Cotswold area would like to be able to claim some compensation for their accident and at least considers consulting some no win no fee lawyers in Cotswold about claiming. Then they find out that they can’t! This can come as a shock – there are fixed legal criteria controlling who can and cannot make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with personal injury claims all the time and many people thinking of consulting no win no fee lawyers in Cotswold call them. They provide a free 30 second test which you can access via their helpline or through their website. The test will give you an idea about whether your accident could become a valid claim with Accident Advice Helpline or not.
Here are some examples of accidents and injuries that would not be eligible for Accident Advice Helpline assistance.
Consulting no win no fee lawyers in Cotswold about claiming – accident more than three years ago
If your accident was more than three years ago then it is unlikely that you will be able to start a claim with Accident Advice Helpline. There are legal time limits for starting court proceedings for personal injury cases. Even though very few cases actually get to court the legal time limit still has to apply. There are some exceptions to this time limit so you may still wish to call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss.
Consulting no win no fee lawyers inCotswold about claiming – no injury
A wide range of injuries can be included in a personal injury claim, some claims will feature very serious (even fatal) injuries whilst others will thankfully be less serious. If you have not suffered any sort of injury at all then you cannot make a claim. Psychological injuries such as stress, depression and anxiety can be included. The claims process requires some evidence of injury – normally provided by medical notes. When you visit the accident and emergency department or your family doctor after an accident your medical notes will record all the details of your accident. These notes will probably be requested by your personal injury lawyer as part of your claim. It is a good idea to keep a record of all the treatment that you have received since your accident.
Consulting no win no fee lawyers in Cotswold about claiming – own fault
A personal injury claim is made against the person who caused the accident in which you were injured. You may have caused the accident yourself because of something that you did or did not do. You cannot claim if you were to blame. In some accidents it appears that no-one was to blame but when the circumstances are investigated more closely it appears that someone was at fault after all and Accident Advice Helpline may get you some compensation.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry