Making a claim for compensation
Have you ever considered making a personal injury claim from one of the personal injury solicitors in Widnes, but don’t know where to start? Read on for some advice and a key as to what the legal terms mean that confuse many people.
What you need
To be able to make a claim with personal injury solicitors in Widnes you need to be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:
1. Was you accident within the last three years?
2. Did you suffer personal injury as a result?
3. Was the accident a result of someone else’s negligence?
If you can answer yes to all the above then you have excellent grounds for making a claim.
You will need details of your accident and any medical treatment you received at the time and afterwards and details of how it has affected you since for your personal injury solicitors in Widnes. Names and contact numbers of any witnesses and doctors are always useful even if only making an initial enquiry.
The telephone number of Accident Advice Helpline is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you wish to get some advice there is someone on the other end of the phone twenty four hours a day, seven days a week so give us a call. One of the first things we will do is offer a 30-second simple eligibility test to assess your grounds for a claim.
Personal injury solicitors in Widnes -Terms explained
Compensation – This is the term used to refer to the amount of money that you may receive in a successful claim. It is a payment to reimburse you for the discomfort you received and also to cover any lost earnings.
No-win, no-fee – If you win your case then you will have nothing to pay to the firm dealing with the claim. This does not mean there will be no fees at all and you should clarify this at the onset of your claim. Again Accident Advice Helpline can give you more information on this.
Personal injury – This does not have to be a broken arm or leg. It can be anything that has prevented you from carrying out normal activities albeit for a short time and can also include emotional stress and disturbance. If you have suffered anxiety since your accident and have developed a new fear then make sure you tell your solicitor all about this when you claim.
Medical assessment – Some claimants will have to attend a medical assessment to back up their own doctor’s report. This is often not necessary but may be called for to decide the outcome of the claim.
Claimant – This is you. Any literature that you get referring to the claimant is referring to you. Double check all paperwork you receive and make sure that all your details and statements are correct.
Third Party – This is the other person and the one that will be liable to pay the compensation of your claim is successful. There has to be a third party to claim from. Remember: No Blame No Claim.
Date Published: 30th May 2013