Personal injuries solicitors help people make compensation claims if they have suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault. The type of claims that they deal with include claims as a result of:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Slips, trips and falls
They can help you to present your compensation claim, guide you through the legal process and make sure that the compensation offer that is made is reasonable, so that you get the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Presenting your compensation claim
Personal injuries solicitors such as Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) will help you gather the information required to support your compensation claim. This will include details of the accident – which may include witness statements – and other evidence to show that the person that you are blaming for your injuries was indeed responsible.
The information will also include medical evidence which will support the amount of compensation that you are claiming. This will include the medical report from the medical attention your received immediately after your accident, but you may also need to attend a separate medical assessment to determine the nature and severity of your injuries.
Once that information has been gathered, AAH will be able to present your claim to the person that you feel is responsible for the accident in which you were injured.
Guidance on the legal process
The procedure for making a person injury compensation claim has been simplified in recent years to make it easier for people who have been injured to access justice and to reduce the costs that are involved in making a compensation claim.
However, there are still certain specific things that need to be done, and time frames that need to be adhered to. Personal injuries solicitors such as AAH will be able to make sure that you are aware of these so your compensation claim does not fail on a technicality.
AAH has a helpline on freephone number 0800 689 0500 – or from your mobile 0333 500 0993 – that you can call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, if you need assistance on any aspect of your compensation claim.
How personal injuries solicitors can help you once you receive a compensation offer
Once the other side has accepted responsibility for the accident, an offer of compensation will usually be made. You must then choose to either accept that offer, or reject it and ask for a higher offer to be made.
AAH has been helping their clients with compensation claims for over ten years and knows what a reasonable amount of compensation is. They can give you advice on whether to accept the offer.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has over 200 personal injuries solicitors in the UK. All of these solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that whether you win or lose your case, you do not need to worry about unexpected legal bills.
The company’s patron is veteran consumer rights champion and TV broadcaster, Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: 23rd June 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury solicitors