Are you trying to find a personal injury lawyer, but feel a little uncertain of yourself? Well, take a look at these quick facts, which will help you to make a claim.
1. What the law says
The way in which personal injuries are treated varies from country to country. Here in the UK, you will be entitled to claim compensation if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the injuries were caused by someone else’s mistake, and the injuries were bad enough to inflict an impact on your life which you can clearly demonstrate. This will often come through getting a medical assessment of the injury, and showing what treatment you have had and might expect to have.
2. Time limits
One thing that often goes unnoticed is the time limit that exists in all personal injury cases. Under UK law, you will only be able to make a claim if the accident happened within the last three years. Any longer than that and sadly it doesn’t matter how good your case is, as you will not be able to claim.
That might not seem like much of a restriction, but given the challenge of adjusting to life with the injury, some people don’t get around to looking at making a claim until it’s too late, which all things considered is somewhat unfortunate.
3. Your compensation
If you win your case, then the court will decide how much compensation should be paid by the other side. They will draw up this figure by looking at your case and deciding firstly how badly you have been hurt. The negative impact of the injury on your lifestyle will determine this sum, and naturally the more serious it is then the bigger this figure will be. So, for temporary injuries such as whiplash it will not be that big, but for more serious issues such as broken bones or permanent injuries it will be larger.
There is another sum based on the costs inflicted by the injury. This will include the expenses you’ve already incurred and will incur in getting treatment, and also loss of earnings. This figure will include not only those earnings that you have lost, but those that you will stand to lose in the future.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bicknoller?
Now for some happy news – you might not have to go to court. Indeed, the majority of cases are settled outside of court. When you work with us here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll appoint you a personal injury lawyer who we think is appropriate, and we will keep you updated on progress. So, if there is a settlement offer then we’ll let you know, and you can decide whether to accept it or not.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bicknoller working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Bicknoller or anyway make us your first point of call.
To find out more about finding a personal injury lawyer, talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown