FAQs about making school accident claims
At Accident Advice Helpline, we receive over 25,000 enquiries a month from people that have been hurt in an accident, and want to know more about their rights to compensation.
We have answered some of the most common questions pertaining to school accident claims in Southwark below, enabling you to get the facts and information you need before enlisting the help of a personal injury lawyer.
How do I know if I can make a claim?
There is plenty of misinformation and confusing literature out there pertaining to compensation, but the reality is, the facts are straightforward. If you have been in an accident within the past three years that was caused by someone else’s negligence, under UK law, you are within your rights to make a claim. If you can prove that you were in absolutely no way at fault for the accident, you could potentially receive a substantial amount in compensation.
How much does it cost to make school accident claims in Southwark?
All of our lawyers work under what’s called a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This conditional payment policy means you don’t have to part with any money upfront, making it easy to afford legal help after being involved in an accident.
Will I have to go to court to receive my money?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, your lawyer may be able to reach an out of court settlement. This means you may not have to attend a trial to receive your payout, which can expedite the payout process significantly (this is common in cases where there is obvious negligence involved). For some of our claimants, the entire process has taken as little as six weeks.
How much will I receive?
The amount awarded depends on the severity of the accident, the extent of the injury and the financial repercussions these have both caused. For example, if you have had to take an extended leave of absence from work to fully heal, you can claim back these lost wages in compensation. To get an idea of what you could be owed, take thirty seconds to fill in our online claims calculator. This tool will work out what you could potentially be owed based on basic information about your accident, but to get a more detailed quote, you can call our offices to discuss your case with a claims adviser.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, with extensive experience handling school accident claims in Southwark and other cities throughout the country. We help award over £30 million a year, and have accrued a team of over 190 solicitors that are available to provide advice and assistance to heighten the chances of a successful payout. To learn more about getting your claim started, call us today 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown