When you choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim for personal injury compensation, you generally will not be required to appear in court.
Our expert lawyers will handle the case for you and the majority of your claim will be processed over the phone, although you may be required to attend one independent medical assessment of your injuries and their effects on your daily life.
Many people are put off making a claim because they are worried about the whole legal process and are afraid of appearing in court, but rest assured that in the vast majority of cases, you are unlikely to have to even go to court.
Personal injury claims for compensation in courts
In many cases, compensation is agreed out of court when the other party’s insurer makes an offer to you. Companies often prefer to make out-of-court settlements because it will cost them less in the long run, as they won’t have to pay the court costs.
Some, however, will deny liability for the accident which caused the claimant’s injury, and this is when personal injury claims for compensation in courts are heard. The case may also go to court if you reject the out-of-court compensation offer as too low and the other party is unwilling to increase the amount.
The whole reason for awarding compensation following an accident which was not your fault is to pay for things you now need or things you have lost out on because of the injury. Therfore, the court will look at issues such as:
- Whether you have lost out on earnings or your ability to earn money;
- What bills you faced as a result, such as taxi fares and childcare bills; and
- What ongoing payments you may now need to make, such as care or therapy.
Our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in preparing and representing cases for personal injury claims for compensation in courts. We have been helping people to claim their rightful compensation for more than 15 years and we work on a no win no fee basis with all of our clients.
Accident Advice Helpline run a free, confidential telephone helpline which is staffed 24 hours a day to answer your questions about making a claim. You will also find plenty of information here on our website, including the 30-second test. The test will tell you immediately whether your claim is likely to be successful and also calculate the possible compensation you may be due. However, it is impossible to say exactly what payment you will be made or when you will receive your compensation, because each case is unique.
Accident Advice Helpline are proud to be represented publicly by our patron and former That’s Life! presenter, Esther Rantzen. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.