Find out if you can file a personal injury claim in Burton on Trent
The first thing that comes into anybody’s mind after having been injured in an accident is the question of whether they are entitled to financial compensation. There are a few rules that will make it quite clear. Any accident solicitor could explain that the first thing you need to look at is who was to blame for the accident. If you were injured due to your own fault, there’s nobody against whom to claim. However, if someone else was to blame then you definitely should file a personal injury claim in Burton on Trent, or wherever else the accident happened. There’s no reason for you to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
The second thing you need to be aware of is time. In most cases, you can only file your claim in the three years following the accident — not a day longer. This is usually time enough for anyone who is serious about getting their compensation. Postponing it for more than three years is legally considered proof enough that you are not really interested in it.
Accident Advice Helpline have developed a very simple tool that can tell you in less than a minute if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. It is called the 30-second calculator and is a four-question test that gives you two important pieces of information:
- Whether or not you can file a personal injury claiming Burton on Trent
- An approximate value of the compensation you will receive. This is calculated by comparing the details of your case (the type of injury and how serious it was) to other similar claims, and making an average of their outcomes.
Work with an accident solicitor
You are considering working with an accident claim company and are trying to figure out who is the best accident solicitor. The first thing you should ask about is what experience they have, particularly experience that is relevant to your own case.
A no win no fee system is fair, because it means you don’t have to pay a deposit for legal fees or pay out any stage payments. If you are concerned about losing your case, there are insurances you could take out to cover the costs, and you can ask your solicitor to advise you about these.
Find out more
If you’re curious to find out more about how the no win no fee system works, or just about personal injury claims in general, give us a call. Accident Advice Helpline have a telephone line that is the easiest way to get in touch with professionals in accident claims. You’re welcome to call at any time, as the line is always open: 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 5th July 2013