You may have heard people talk about ‘The Small Claims Court’ and you’re probably reading this because either you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your/their fault.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you win small claims personal injury compensation. In this article, we’ll tell you more about The Small Claims Court and explain how you can seek compensation via Accident Advice Helpline.
What is The Small Claims Court?
The Small Claims Court was set up to help people bring lower value civil claims without the need for instructing solicitors which can be costly and time-consuming in some cases.
The court deals with claims that are under £10,000. The limit for personal injury compensation cases is £1,000 and is therefore a viable route if the injuries you have sustained are minor i.e. you may have only experienced pain for a couple of weeks. Typical injuries covered by The Small Claims Court include:
– twisted ankles and sprains
– black eyes
– mild concussion
These may be sustained in slips, trips or falls; in an accident at work; or in a road traffic accident. However they’re gained, the accident must have taken place in the last three years and you must not have been responsible for your injuries.
What else can be claimed via The Small Claims Court?
As well as personal injury claims, The Small Claims Court also deals with a wide range of cases. These include:
– compensation for faulty services e.g. by builders, dry cleaners, garages etc
– compensation for faulty goods e.g. televisions or washing machines
– disputes between landlords and tenants e.g. unpaid rent or compensation for not doing repairs
– wages owed or money in lieu of notice.
How do I seek small claims personal injury compensation?
To see if you have a valid claim, complete our 30 second test online. We’ll then give you a call to discuss your accident and injuries further.
You can also call our freephone number on 0800 180 4 123 at a time that suits you – we’ve got friendly advisors on hand to answer your calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
No matter how you contact us, you can be assured that we act with your best interests at heart. Our legal partners act on a no win no fee basis so if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay us a penny.
We’ve been winning compensation for people like you for over ten years and are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Consumer champion and TV personality Esther Rantzen is our patron and we are fully registered with the Ministry of Justice.
So if you have a small claims personal injury case, make Accident Advice Helpline your first port of call.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown