Most of us have got a basic idea of what compensation means. It is the money that we are paid when we have been injured in an accident or incident that was not our own fault. The basic principle is that the person or company that caused the accident pays the compensation. In truth, the process is a little more complicated than that.
Many types of injury compensation claims
There are in fact different types of compensation. For example, if you have suffered whiplash in a car accident that was not your fault, you would make a car accident claim compensation case. If you are an employee who has been injured whilst at work, and the accident was not your own fault, you may claim employee’s accident claim compensation.
So what happens if you, as a private individual, are hurt in the street or on someone’s property through no fault of you own? Well, there is a procedure where you too can claim compensation and it is called personal accident claim compensation. There is a lot of false information around about personal accident claim compensation and it can be tricky to separate the myths from the facts. The information below will help you if you are thinking about making a personal accident claim compensation case right now..
Myths and facts about making a personal accident claim compensation
Making a personal accident claim compensation case is stressful and difficult – not true
It is actually incredibly easy. All you have to do is to contact a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. They not only have a team of highly-trained professional advisers but have a group of highly-specialist personal injury lawyers who will handle all the legal aspects of your claim. It is very unlikely that you will have to leave your house – these days most cases are handled over the phone. Its quite rare in fact for this type of case to end up in court. All the stress and difficulty will be taken care of by Accident Advice Helpline while you concentrate on recovering from the accident.
You can claim for expenses as well as for you injury – true
Yes, this is a very beneficial aspect of personal injury claims. You will probably have lost some money because of your injury – possibly because you have had to take time off work. On top of this you may well be paying out on bills that you normally don’t have to pay. You may be paying extra childcare bills because you are not able to look after your children, for example. Good quality childcare is not cheap and soon eats into a family’s finances.
Making a personal accident claim compensation case costs a huge amount in upfront legal fees – not true
This myth scares a lot of people to death and puts some people off making a claim at all. They are already worried about money and the last thing they can cope with is a huge upfront legal bill. This is actually unnecessary. Accident Advice Helpline will not ask for this and are more than happy to work on a no win, no fee* basis.
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Date Published: 16th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry