There is more to making a personal injury claim after a non fault accident in West Lothian than just saying someone else was to blame, pay me compensation please.
Compensation after you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault is a legal right in Britain, but is also a legal process that needs the care and attention of personal injury lawyers. Using them will give a claim a better chance of success, and make sure you get every penny of the compensation to which you are entitled.
How to compensation after a non fault accident in West Lothian
If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, and the guilty party admits they were responsible, the claim should be fairly straightforward, although there is still a lot of work involved in making sure you get the correct amount for your suffering, the impact on your life, and all the expenses you have had to pay because of the accident.
But if whoever you think is to blame disputes the facts, then their fault has to be proved. Evidence from the scene in the form of photos — maybe taken on your mobile phone — can help, as can statements from witnesses and police or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports. Medical reports will be needed to prove the severity of your injuries, and victims sometimes have to have a medical with a specialist in the field of their injuries as well.
Once a claim as been put together, it is then sent to the organisation at the other end of the claim, which is usually:
- An insurance company;
- A government department or agency;
- A publicly funded institution;
- The Motor Insurers’ Bureau;
- The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority; or
- A manufacturer.
For the inexperienced accident victim, having to deal with these can be a daunting prospect, but for us at Accident Advice Helpline it is a daily occurrence.
Letting Accident Advice Helpline help
The easiest way to make your compensation claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and let us assist you with your personal injury claim.
For the last 15 years, we have been helping innocent victims get the compensation to which they were entitled, and many thousands of them have benefitted from our experience and expertise.
If you want to know more about making personal injury claims because you have been injured in a non fault accident in West Lothian, call our friendly advisors on our freephone number 0800 689 0500, or call them on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They will help you with whatever information you need; it will be up-to-date and relevant to your situation, but free of any charge or obligation.
There is also our 30-second test on our website, which will let you know if you have a valid claim and give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
You do not have to worry about financing your claim, as we work on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that nothing is payable to start your claim, or if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 25th August 2014