A solicitor compensation claim
There are many different types of claims for compensation that someone who has suffered negligence can claim for and having the support of a solicitor, whose skills and experience can guide you towards a more successful outcome is a good choice. A solicitor compensation claim is one that may give you the added security of taking your claim from inception after the accident, through to payment of your compensation claim.
The benefit of a solicitor compensation claim
If you are unsure whether you can make a claim, you can arrange for a consultation with a personal injury solicitor that specialises in compensation. Injuries sustained in a crash for example can cause both physical and financial hardship, so you should always report any accident to the police and get expert advice about whether or not you can make a compensation claim. Take our 30-second test to see if you are able to use the skills of a solicitor compensation claim. Many UK solicitors are also specialists in getting the best results in cases involving serious life changing injuries such as amputation, spinal cord injury, brain injury and clinical negligence.
How long will it take to make the claim?
We’re often asked how long making a claim takes. This depends on a number of different factors, including the type of injury you have suffered and whether you have lost money because of the accident. This means it’s not possible for us to tell you exactly how long making a claim will take. Once your solicitor has all the details of your claim, they will be able to give you an idea of how long it will take to settle your claim. You can help your solicitor by getting as much detailed information down as possible as soon as possible. For example, you should write down all the details of the event, which led to the accident for which you are making a claim. Do this as soon as possible in order to ensure your memories are fresh. Take photographs as soon as you can. Many people have a camera on their phone and this is a good way to take pictures at the scene. If there are any witnesses then get their contact details. Remember if someone has caused an accident in a car it is their legal obligation to hand over their details.
Accident Advice Helpline can advise you on everything you need to do in making a claim for compensation for an accident that was not your fault, so give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th March 2013