If you have suffered injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be considering a claim for compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Walkden, or elsewhere in the country. There are certain criteria that need to be met before you are considered eligible to make a claim for personal injury, however, so let’s take a look at what else is required.
A three-year time limit for claiming
If the start date of the claim is within three years of your accident, you may be able to start a claim for compensation. In certain instances this can be extended – for example, when a child is involved.
It is well worth considering whether you might want to make a claim sooner rather than later, as it gives you more opportunity to consider your options. Obtaining all the information you need and having all your questions answered is vital prior to starting a claim, so that you make the best decision for your circumstances.
A medical assessment of your injuries
Your injuries must have been treated at the time of the accident by a medical professional. This does not necessarily need to be at the scene of the accident, however. In some cases treatment is provided by a victim’s GP, or they go to their local Accident and Emergency department.
No win, no fee* personal injury lawyer in Walkden
It is good advice to make sure no win, no fee* is used by your personal injury solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline, all our lawyers offer no win no fee* which enables you to start a claim without any upfront fees being required.
Additionally, if your claim should be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any solicitor’s fees.
Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator
This can be found online, and on answering a few basic questions about your accident, you receive an estimated compensation amount. These are the questions you’ll need to answer:
- Were you injured in the last three years?
- Was the accident your fault?
- Did you receive medical attention?
- Where were you injured?
Look for the 30 second test on each website page, and the result will be returned immediately on answering the questions. Alternatively, if you would rather speak to someone about your estimate, our helpline advisors will be only too happy to assist.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to find out more about claiming no win, no fee*, or to start your compensation claim today with your personal injury lawyer in Walkden.
Date Published: 17th April 2014
Author: David Brown