Personal injury claims can be intimidating – and that’s because most people don’t know much about what’s involved. Therefore, if you’re living in Tendring, ‘no win, no fee’ can seem like too much to take on. However a guide can go a long way to making the impossible seem easy. So here are a few questions which can help you choose your own path.
When can I claim?
The rules are pretty simple. If you can show that an accident was not your fault and was someone else’s fault then you will probably be able to make a claim.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes – some. After an accident you have a maximum of three years before you decide whether or not to launch a claim. If you wait longer than that you will be excluded automatically.
I don’t think my injury is severe enough?
Many people make the mistake of thinking that their injuries are not bad enough to entitle them to make a claim. However, many more injuries can qualify than you might think. The rules say that the injury must have been bad enough to have a negative impact on your life. That can obviously be physical in terms of reduced movement, but it can also be financial in terms of additional medical costs or lost earnings. As a rule of thumb ask yourself if you required medical attention. If not then the chances are we will not be in a position to help you.
What are Tendring ‘no win, no fee’ claims?
The idea of ‘no win, no fee’ is the most common way of making a claim. This means that your law firm will waive their fee if they do not win. The intention is to make it less risky for you to make a personal injury claim by providing a safety net for you to fall back on.
How much can I claim?
This varies according to different cases. Compensation is normally calculated by bringing together three different figures. The first is a sum worked out for the injury itself. Naturally this will tend to be more for serious injuries and less for those which are done and dusted quickly. There is also a sum for money you’ve spent, which includes travel costs, medical bills and all other expenses; and finally there is a sum for any money you’ve lost out on such as lost earnings.
How can I start?
There are lawyers all over the place, but if you’re looking for Tendring no win no fee claims the best place to start is by calling Accident Advice Helpline. We have solicitors and legal professionals all over the country who can assist with anything you need.
To find out more about Tendring no win no fee claims, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: David Brown