Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we exist to provide assistance with personal injury claims in Stirling. On this page, we are going to cover just about everything you really need to know about claiming compensation.
Can you make a claim?
Not all personal injury claims in Stirling will be successful. British law does not exist to award people compensation without cause. It only exists to award people who truly deserve compensation. When you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, we will check to see whether your case meets the following three ‘checks’.
- The incident which led to your injuries must have occurred within the last three years. There are, however, two exceptions to this rule. The first is that you injury is an ‘industrial disease’. The second, if you were injured as a child.
- The incident must have been the fault of somebody else or a company. This does not mean that they acted in a deliberate manner. It means that they acted in a manner which was negligent such as the manner in which they acted breached the duty of care that they have to keep you safe.
- You must have been injured and this injury must have needed medical attention. There is no ‘minimum’ injury that you must have suffered.
How much compensation can you claim?
This is a pretty tough question to answer. You see, British law has no real ‘tariff’ in place when it comes to the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. We can’t just say you would get a certain amount because you broke your arm, for instance. It is all going to be down to your personal circumstances, and how the injury has affected your life. Even then, we will only be able to give you a guideline amount. There is no way in which to accurately predict the amount of compensation you will be able to claim, but you can complete our 30-second test to get an estimate.
How long will the process take?
Again, this is something which is going to be fairly difficult to predict. It will all be dependent on the complexity of your case. We do, however, see the vast majority of cases wrapped up within 9 to 12 months. We may be able to give you a rough timescale when you start your compensation claim. However, again, this is just going to be a rough timescale. We can’t accurately provide a prediction as little hurdles do present themselves from time to time.
How can you start your personal injury claims in Stirling?
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown