Making personal injury claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme does not have to be difficult. In fact, we here at Accident Advice Helpline are here to provide assistance each and every step of the way. On this page, we are going to go through the various steps that we will take your case through when you work with us.
Step one: determining whether you have a claim
Not all accidents will result in a successful compensation claim, sadly. You see, if you wish to be successful with personal injury claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme, you will need to ensure that your case meets the following guidelines:
- There is a time limit on claims. You have three years from the date of incident in order to claim compensation. There is an exception to this rule. For example, if you are claiming compensation for an industrial disease, or, perhaps, claiming compensation for an injury you suffered as a child.
- The incident must have been the fault of another person. Basically, if you were the cause of the accident, you can’t claim compensation.
- The incident must have resulted in an injury that needed medical attention
Step two: gathering evidence
During the initial phone call to us here at Accident Advice Helpline, there will be absolutely no obligation to proceed with your claim for compensation if you do not wish to do so. However, if, after taking our advice, you feel as though claiming compensation is ideal for you, we will work with you to gather the evidence that you need to make a successful claim for compensation.
Most of the evidence required will actually be focused on determining negligence. The type of evidence that we will need in this case will be dependent on the type of claim you are making. For example, if you are claiming for injuries suffered in a car accident, it is likely we will need a police report. If you are claiming for injuries suffered at work, health and safety reports, or maybe even witness statements will go a long way.
In addition to this, we will also require evidence of any financial loss that you have suffered due to your injuries. It is this evidence which will be used to form the basis of your claim for compensation.
Step three: waiting
We aim to deal with the majority of compensation claims within a year of starting. However, complex cases may take a touch longer than that. Rest assured, however, our team here at Accident Advice Helpline will be doing their best to ensure that the claim process is as simple as possible.
Start personal injury claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme, today
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th August 2014
Author: David Brown