Are you eligible to make a claim for compensation?
When accidents occur and people are hurt, they can often go on to make a claim for compensation. However, not everyone is aware of their legal rights and if they fail to seek legal advice they could miss out on their chance to make a claim.
If you’ve been hurt or suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, you should seriously consider making a claim as you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation. Of course, in order to be able to make a claim there are some criteria you will need to meet.
Firstly, you will need to be able to prove that you weren’t responsible for your injuries. If someone else was responsible for your injuries and they admit their liability straightaway, making a claim may be fairly easy.
However, if they deny their responsibility, you may need to support your claim with evidence. This could include a copy of your medical records, CCTV footage, accident investigation reports and even witness statements.
Secondly, you will need to prove that you did obtain medical help for your injuries. If you were treated in hospital or by your local doctor this could enable you to pursue your claim for compensation.
Lastly, you will need to make your claim within three years of the incident occurring. Although there are some exceptions to this time limit, the vast majority of claimants are required to act within three years so it’s important that you don’t leave it too long to make your claim.
Should you contact personal injury claim solicitors in Essex?
If you’ve been injured and you think you might be eligible to make a claim, personal injury claim solicitors in Essex may be able to help. However, when you choose a firm to work with, it’s important to make sure that they can provide the help you need in a cost effective way.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experience in assisting claimants following an accident and there’s a chance that we might be able to help you too. If you’re concerned about the cost of making a claim, there’s no need to be.
We always provide free no obligation advice so you will be able to find out anything you need to know before you decide whether or not to take legal action. What’s more – as our no obligation advice is free, you won’t get stuck with any upfront legal bills.
To find out more about making a claim with personal injury claim solicitors in Essex now, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown