How to make a personal injury claim
If you’re considering making a claim after you had an accident, there are three things that should be on top of your to do list.
- First of all, you have to figure out if you qualify for a personal injury compensation;
- The next thing is to find a good legal representative — ideally a personal injury claims specialist who has plenty of experience with cases similar to yours; and
- Third, with the help of your advisor, try to identify all of the expenses or losses you could claim to be covered. Sometimes, it can be more than you initially thought.
As accidents are something for which we don’t wish, and that through definition happen rarely, most people have no idea how to handle their claims. That is why companies like Accident Advice Helpline exist, to assist you in figuring out what the best approach is with the help of a personal injury claims specialist.
Help in finding a good representative
You can complete the first step by accessing the Accident Advice Helpline website and filling in our 30-second test. The calculator located on the homepage tells you in not more than 30 seconds whether or not you qualify for a compensation payout.
You can get in contact with a personal injury claims specialist 24/7 by calling the helpline on 0800 689 0500. This does not make it compulsory for you to proceed with the claim — their role is simply to provide advice, with no obligation from your part.
In the case you decide to move forward, you are put you touch with one of our 200 solicitors — the one who has the most relevant experience to your case.
What can a personal injury claims specialist do for me?
There are a lot of myths around the costs and implications of legal action. What you should understand is that all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis and are extremely well trained to win compensation for the little guy, with the least stress for the claimant. Most often, the claims can be processed only by telephone, most claimants not having to attend court. However, it may be necessary that you attend one more medical assessment.
Depending on your accident, the implications might have been bigger than you realised, or there might be expenses that you didn’t think could be covered. As an example, in the case of an injury from which you cannot fully recover, you should consider asking for compensation for future expenses connected to the accident (like any future medical costs) and even future losses, caused by jobs you will not be able to perform. The advisor can use their experience to point out all the things that you are missing to your advantage.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.