If you have been searching for information on the best way to claim compensation for an injury after an accident in West Lancashire, you may find yourself unsure, uncertain or confused because of out-of-date or inaccurate information on how to go about making car or road incident claims in West Lancashire.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need before you make your decision about making a new claim, so we have prepared a short how-to that could help you find out more and begin your claim today.
1) Who can claim compensation from road incident claims in West Lancashire?
Compensation isn’t available to just anyone – in fact, there are some specific criteria which can rule someone out for claiming compensation if they don’t apply. In most cases, to qualify for new road incident claims in West Lancashire, you have to have been injured and received medical assistance, due to an accident that was not your own fault, which happened three years ago or less.
But that isn’t all. There are some legal exceptions to these rules which, if they apply to your case, could mean that you would not need to meet all of the criteria. For example, if you or the person you are claiming for was a minor at the time of the accident, the three year time limit within which you should begin your claim actually starts from the date they reach age of majority.
Similarly, in cases where you or the person you are claiming for has been diagnosed with an industrial disease, the three year limit commences on the date they were diagnosed, as it would be too difficult to establish the date of the incident where they first contracted the disease.
Because there may be exceptions in your case, it’s a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making new road incident claims in West Lancashire.
2) What is covered by compensation?
Compensation is typically made up of a payment for the injury, compensation for the costs you have or may face due to the injury (such as travel costs, childcare costs or medical costs), and compensation for loss of wages and earnings.
You can receive an estimate for the amount of compensation you might be able to win by taking Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test on our website, for free. All you need to do is fill in a short questionnaire about your accident and injury to receive your no obligation estimate.
Because of the nature of personal injury claims, claim amounts can’t be guaranteed at this early stage, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to get a clearer picture of how much you may be eligible for today.
3) How can I get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline?
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 free from your landline phone, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th November 2014
Author: David Brown