When people have been injured in an accident that was not their fault, they are sometimes put off from claiming their rightful compensation because they are worried about the complexity of starting and following through a case.
One issue that crops up repeatedly is worries about the personal injury claim statement of claim.
Personal injury claim statement of claim document
When you are seeking compensation for an accident that was not your fault, it is recognised practice to put down your claims in writing in a statement which is sent to the other party in the case – i.e., the person or organisation that you believe is to blame for your injury.
The personal injury claim statement of claim should include:
- How the accident happened.
- The injuries you suffered as a result.
- The financial losses the accident caused you to suffer.
As you can see, the personal injury claim statement of claim document is relatively straightforward. Once completed, it is sent in a letter to the defendant.
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) is able to take you through the whole process of making a claim and also works on a no win no fee* basis. It is a law firm, set up more than a decade ago to help people through the maze of making a successful compensation claim.
The legal experts at AAH – and there are around 200 across the country – are used to helping people put together their personal injury statement of claim documents. It is all part of a service designed to make claiming compensation more accessible to the little guy.
When making your claim for compensation through AAH:
- You will be match-made with a legal expert who specialises in your particular type of accident claim, be it a trip or slip, a road accident or an industrial disease.
- The details of your case will be kept confidential.
- The majority of your claim will handled by phone.
- Generally, you will not have to attend court although you may have to attend a medical assessment to ascertain the extent of your injuries.
Although the amount of compensation cannot be guaranteed, AAH’s online 30-second test can give you an idea of how much money you may be due based on previous cases similar to yours. In addition, it will be impossible to say exactly how long it will take before you receive your compensation payment, because some defendants will admit liability and will be happy to make an out of court settlement, while others will fight the case and it will have to go to court.
AAH has been working to secure compensation for clients for more than 10 years and is regulated by the Ministry of Justice. The organisation is proud to be represented by former That’s Life! presenter Esther Rantzen as its patron.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury claims