Making a claim for compensation can be a challenging issue. That’s why you’ll want all the help and support at every step of the way. To get you started, here’s our own very brief personal injury law journal which will tell you everything you need to know.
A basic personal injury law journal
Under UK law, you will be entitled to claim compensation if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. That in itself sounds pretty simple, but there are a couple of other things to bear in mind.
- When did it happen? Under UK law, all personal injury claims should be made within three years of the accident happening. Any longer than that, and regardless of how good your claim might be, you will not be able to claim a single penny.
- How badly were you hurt? If the injury is not bad enough to require medical attention, then sadly it is unlikely that we’ll be able to help you much. Compensation is there to help people who have been relatively seriously injured and could do with financial assistance in making their way back to full health.
Once you’ve answered those questions to your own satisfaction, you’ll want to get more information about how the entire thing works. You can find lots of information about this. The internet is an inexhaustible supply of information about almost any subject, but this can also prove to be a dangerous approach.
There is every chance that the article you’re reading is actually about another country altogether, or is out of date. It’s important that you find a source which is reasonably reputable. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have created an extensive online resource which gives you all the information you could want about making a claim. You could look at it as your own personal injury law journal.
It works because, unlike some other resources, it is written in plain English. That’s because we value clients who are well informed about what they want and how they should get it.
To make sure you’re in the best position before you start, you should find an expert who can give you all the advice you need about making a claim. This can cost in terms of legal fees, but if you call our 24-hour helpline you’ll not only speak to someone right in the comfort of your own home, but also you won’t have to pay a single penny.
Finally, how much will your lawyer cost? Because legal aid does not apply to personal injury claims, you will have to pay at some point down the line. However, how much you pay will depend on the lawyer. With us you work on a no win no fee basis, so whatever happens you will only have to pay if you win.
So, if you liked this little personal injury law journal, please share it with friends. In the meantime, for more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker