Personal injury claims in Cherwell are on the increase as people become more aware of what their rights are. However it’s a shame that many people are still not getting the full amount of compensation to which they should be entitled. This article will look at some of the things you could be paying more attention to which would improve your chances of success.
Whether you Can Make a Claim
According to recent survey results, around 20% of the people who are entitled to make a personal injury claim never go to court. That’s a big number of people who are missing out on their rights.
The main reason why people are failing to make a claim is because they think that their accident is not serious enough to warrant it. The law says that an injury must have been severe enough to cause an injury which was bad enough to have a negative impact on your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean anything life threatening or one that puts you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life. It can be something minor such as whiplash which keeps you off work for a few weeks and hinders your ability to earn.
Even when people do make a claim they often shoot themselves in the foot by failing to claim for everything that they should be entitled to. They often neglect to mention injuries which they should be accounting for and as such the compensation they receive will be significantly reduced. One area which is often over looked tends to be psychological injuries. It is not uncommon for people to suffer mental trauma after an injury but because our understanding of this is limited these issues often go untreated. This is why when you come to us we always encourage people to be as forthcoming as possible about the extent of their injuries as this will help us to diagnose problems. It’s better to provide too much information than too little.
Making Personal Injury Claims in Cherwell
In making personal injury claims in Cherwell, it’s important to find the right people for the job. For many people this will mean someone who has good experience in their local area, but what they need instead is someone who understands the ins and outs of personal injury law as much as possible. Only then will they be able to fully understand what people are entitled to claim for and how best to help them achieve it.
Even if you get the best people for the job, though, it can be difficult to prove your case so it’s important to work on the basis of no win no fee as this means you won’t be left with a legal bill if your case is unsuccesful.
So if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Cherwell, give us a call to see how we can help on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown