Any accident – be it a trip slip or fall – may leave you with life changing injuries. Coping with this can be difficult in many ways, and not the least of these is financially. Currently, if the accident was not your fault then you are entitled by law to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Making personal claims in Birmingham will involve the hiring of a personal injury solicitor or similar legal firm as the claims process is not something that could be undertaken by the layman.
If you have suffered a non fault accident and are considering making a claim for compensation than you will need to know the basic rules that surround compensation claims for personal injury in the United Kingdom.
Personal claims in Birmingham – Do you qualify?
To qualify for compensation following personal accident injuries you will have to answer yes to the following questions.
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Was your injury cause by the accident?
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
Once these questions have been established then a personal injury lawyer will be able to make a case for you. There are a number of companies dealing with personal claims in Birmingham and knowing where to begin looking can be quite a challenge.
What can be included in your claim?
Basically the claim is for your injury and there are industry guidelines that will set a figure for the compensation you will receive for your particular injury. But your claim does not stop there – you will also be compensated for any financial losses you have suffered so when considering making personal claims in Birmingham, potential claimants should take note of items such as childcare costs, travel expenses, medical treatment and lost earnings.
What do you need to make a claim?
You will need proof that the accident happened, such as witnesses, photographs, accident reports or police incident reports. You will also need medical confirmation that your injury was a result of the accident. You will be expected to have a medical review with a practitioner of your legal firm’s choice to confirm the details that you are giving.
The claims process is not all about money, part of the procedure is making sure that you have the best after care available. This can involve referrals to specialists, rehabilitation and other after care all – of which will be covered by your compensation pay-out.
Getting help and advice.
If you think that you are entitled to be one of the hundreds of people making personal claims in Birmingham then get advice today.
Accident Advice Helpline will offer free, no-obligation advice on their helpline of 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
We have over 15 years experience in the field and are one of the longest standing law firms in the United Kingdom.
If you want to know more about making personal claims in Birmingham call them today.