Have you been injured in an accident in Rugby? If so compensation could be appropriate depending on whether or not the accident was your fault. It sounds simple, but it rarely turns out to be that way which is why it’s a good idea to get someone on your side who knows what they are doing. In this article we’ll look more closely at what’s involved with a Rugby compensation claim.
Making Rugby compensation claims
When you have been injured life can be hectic. Everything slowly overtakes you and it can seem as if you have enough on your plate just trying to keep up. However, it’s important that you consider the possibility of a compensation claim at an early stage as this could be important in getting you back on your feet.
The assessment stage
Every week we receive thousands of phone calls into our offices from people searching for compensation. Not all of them will have valid claims and often it’s our unfortunate duty to tell people that the chances are they will not win a case should it go to court.
Although it’s not nice to be told this, it’s much better to hear this news now rather than to go forward with a claim and waste lots of time and money.
During the consultation stage it’s a good idea to plan ahead and part of this involves estimating how much compensation we think you might be entitled to. Although this seems like a bit of crystal ball gazing there is logic behind this approach. It enables you to set realistic expectations early in the day which can come in useful later on.
Our compensation assessment is based on the same principal as the courts. We look at three things:
How much the accident has cost you? For example, this could involve medical treatment and travel costs.
How much you have lost? If you’ve been forced off work then an accident may reduce your income. This should be taken account of as part of your compensation sum.
The injury itself: There will be a third sum based on the severity of the injury. Naturally the more severe injuries with long recovery times tend to attract bigger sums than those which will take only a few weeks.
Paying for Rugby compensation claims
The last stage comes in the form of payment and it is here that many people will start to break out into a cold sweat. There is no legal aid so you’ll have to pay for any claim yourself, but don’t panic just yet. Because we work on the basis of no win no fee you will not have to pay anything unless you win.
So, to find out more about how we can help with Rugby 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.
Date Published: 1st July 2014
Author: David Brown