Filing personal injury compensation claims in Plymouth
If you are seeking information about personal injury compensation claims in Plymouth, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you expert legal advice about your potential claim and tell you if you have a claim to make. We can also help you get the claims’ process started if you actually have a valid claim.
What must I prove to make a claim?
There are two basic things to prove if you make any personal injury compensation claims in Plymouth, or elsewhere in the UK. First of all you need to be able to prove that you did not cause the accident. Secondly you must prove that the accident was caused by another person.
If you were injured in a road traffic accident, the police should have been summoned to the scene, as they have to investigate all road traffic accidents when someone has been injured. At the end of their investigations they compile an accident report. You need a copy of this if you file a claim for your injuries. It is this report that can help you prove that you were not responsible for the accident.
Naturally, you should have had medical treatment for your injuries as soon as you could after your accident. Your medical records will prove that you did. They also describe your injuries in detail and will be needed to assess the amount of compensation you could receive for your pain, distress and suffering and loss of amenity. This is only a part of the total amount of compensation you could receive.
How much compensation could I receive?
There is no way of knowing in advance exactly how much you might receive in compensation if your claim is successful. Each accident is unique and so are your personal circumstances.
You may be eligible to claim for loss of earnings, for example, and the amount you receive would depend on how much you earn. Compensation is designed so that you are not out of pocket because of your injuries, so you can be reimbursed for expenses related directly to your injuries. There are also other factors that have to be taken into consideration.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, either by calling us on one of our freephone numbers, or by sending the text message “claim 365” to 88010. If you text us, we will call you to find out how we can be of help.
If you decide to call us but no one can answer the phone when you ring, leave a message and we will call you back.
If you phone from a landline, the number to ring is 0800 689 0500. From a mobile, call us on 0333 5000 0993.
Why not call us now from the phone nearest to you, for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 17th May 2015
Author: David Brown