When it comes to personal injury claims, some people like to see it as a battle and the other side as the enemy. But more often than not, the biggest enemy when making a claim can be yourself. For all those people who have had an accident in Rother compensation mistakes can end up costing you thousands. Here we’ll look at some of the most common.
Not doing your research
We’ve all heard the slogan – where there’s blame there’s a claim, and because of that we instinctively feel we know enough about personal injury claims to go ahead with any legal action. However, that is probably not the case. Personal injury law is a complicated and specialist area of the legal system and it requires skilled and experienced individuals to take on a case. This is why it’s so important that everyone does some research beforehand. It doesn’t need to be much – just an hour or so on the internet will give you a solid grounding, but the value in this can be immeasurable.
Not contacting a lawyer
This is one thing that drives the average personal injury solicitor mad. If someone lives in Rother compensation is best done by an expert, but it’s surprising how often this doesn’t happen. Insurance firms often offer to take on the compensation claim, while some people just use claims management companies. These are not personal injury firms as we would recognise them but are more like the annoying PPI people who keep calling you up offering the chance to claim compensation for any over payment of claims insurance. Naturally this means you don’t get the best deal and so have a reduced chance of winning your case.
Finding help for Rother compensation
People often go to the wrong place for consultation. Most law firms will offer some form of consultation but this is not a place to go to for advice, but a sales pitch. They want you to use them to make a claim and will come up with any cunning ploy to do this. The Accident Advice Helpline offers free consultation over the phone – which represents a great chance for you to find out one way or another if you can make a claim.
Under estimating your injuries
The severity of your injuries will be central to how a compensation claim is calculated. The more severe an injury the more you’re likely to be paid, but some people leave certain things out when talking about their issues. The most common of these are psychological problems such as a lack of sleep. People may not instantly connect this with the injury. It’s worth telling us as much as you can about what you’re experiencing and letting us decide what we think is relevant and provable. So, to find out more about how we help people with Rother compensation claims, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.