There is a growing realisation in the UK that more people are able to claim compensation than we previously thought. That’s bad news for insurance companies, but if you’re making a claim, there are things along the way that may trip you up. This article will look at some of the most common problems people come across and why addressing these is important for anyone making personal injury claims in Ashfield.
A rise in personal injury claims in Ashfield
The number of personal injury claims being made in the country is on the increase and the numbers are pretty staggering. In some instances, such as road traffic accidents, for example, it’s not unknown to see increases of more than 50% within a single year.
Some say that this is down to a compensation culture, but when you look into it, this doesn’t really exist. It’s simply a question of better information, thanks to the work of many consumer groups, which has helped people to become aware of their legal rights.
If you’re one of these people and are considering personal injury claims in Ashfield, here are a few things to avoid which often sees people denied justice.
Don’t withhold any information
When you consult a lawyer it’s important to provide as much information as possible, even if you do not think it’s relevant to your particular situation. Your lawyer will be able to tell you if something is not relevant, but they can’t help you to include things that you don’t tell them about.
The most common area to be missed is in medical assessments. People often don’t give full details about their medical problems which leads to them being awarded less than they are due. We often arrange medical assessments for our clients so we can have the best possible information about the injuries that should be accounted for.
Don’t use an insurance company
When you’re recovering from an accident you may be contacted by the other side’s insurance firm offering compensation. This sounds great, a chance to get the money as quickly as possible. Don’t be misled, it’s in the company’s interests to pay you as little as possible. If you consult a qualified personal injury law firm you stand a much better chance of winning the true compensation you’re entitled to.
Some people end up getting themselves into financial difficulty when making a claim. This tends to happen because they rush into choosing a law firm without finding out the cost.
The safest way to claim is to work on a no-win, no-fee basis. This reduces the risk by ensuring that if you do not win your case, your law firm will waive their lawyer’s legal fees.
This is what Accident Advice Helpline offers which is just one reason why we’re the safest option for anyone looking for personal injury claims in Ashfield. To find out more, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th August 2014
Author: David Brown