The number of accidents taking place every year in and around Abertillery is higher than you might think – indeed, according to government statistics there is a one in four chance that you might be a victim of an injury at some point, which is why it’s always a good idea to make sure you are aware of what your rights under the law might be when making personal injury claims in Abertillery.
What the law says
First things first; let’s have a look at what the law says. Here in the UK you will be entitled to claim compensation if you can demonstrate that an accident was not your fault and caused a significant injury. By significant we mean something that required medical attention and which you can show had a measurable impact on your quality of life.
The one major important exception to bear in mind is the three year rule. If you’re injury occurred longer than three years ago the chances are that you will not be able to make a claim no matter how good your case might otherwise be.
How to make personal injury claims in Abertillery
If you think you have a case, the best thing to do is to call a team of experts. You can do this by talking to our team at Accident Advice Helpline. We’re available 24 hours a day and our experts will always be happy to help with anything you need.
This is a chance to find out the answers to those pressing questions you’ve been asking yourself and also to get an estimate about how much – if any – compensation you might be entitled to.
We can initially make this assessment thanks to our free online compensation calculator known as the 30-second test. This gives you average figures relating to the level of compensation you might be entitled to. It’s only an average guide but it is something that you can use to set expectations against.
In particular this can help you to work out how viable any settlement offer that comes you way might be. Insurance companies can be devilishly tricky and may try to come up with all sorts of ways in which they can save money. Starting with a low offer in the hope that you’ll let them off the hook is just one of many approaches they might take.
Paying for a claim
Under the law you will not be entitled to claim any legal aid. So if you’re fighting personal injury claims in Abertillery you will have to find the money from somewhere. This is why it’s a relief to know that you can work on the basis of no-win, no-fee* – if you do not win your case you won’t have to pay a single penny.
So, if you’re looking to make personal injury claims in Abertillery, start by giving our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 0500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th August 2014
Author: David Brown