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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitor in Silloth

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Silloth

    Compensation Concerns Potential Customer!

    So many questions, so many concerns about the possibility of claiming compensation. Do you need to know more? Do you think you know all there is about the compensation process?

    Our expert solicitor in Silloth answers some frequently asked questions, and lays to rest some compensation concerns…

    What is liability?

    Our solicitor in Silloth says…

    Liability is the legal word used for ‘blame’ or responsibility. You will hear this in relation to the parties – that is, the person, people, company, agency, council etc. – who is thought to be liable for your accident and subsequent injury or injuries. In other words, liability is about who was responsible for the accident.

    How do I prove someone else was liable for my accident?

    Our solicitor in Silloth says…

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    There are a number of ways to do this. Some customers have photographs of the scene, witness testimonies as well as any reports produce by authoritative bodies such as the Police, or reports issued by the Health & Safety Executive. When this is the case, the liability of the accident is usually clearly defined.

    When this is not the case, if your legal team thinks that the other side is responsible, they will endeavour to win this argument during the compensation process. Without evidence, it can be a risk too big to take! So we would need to look at this case carefully.

    I’m nervous about being called for a medical assessment. Are they looking to check my injuries are genuine?

    Our solicitor in Silloth says…

    Medical assessments are rarely used in circumstances to check for disingenuous claims (checking for injuries that are not real). In some cases, where there are many injuries and a variety of complex impacts on the person’s life, medical assessments are used as an independent means of making sure all injuries are ‘accounted’ for, and included in the compensation award.

    In other cases, medical assessments are also used by the other side where the case is contested; in other words, they are not saying they are liable for all of the injuries. These cases, are again, by their very nature complex and involved.

    But, you’ll be pleased to know that medical assessments are rare for straightforward cases!

    What are the risks?

    Our solicitor in Silloth says…

    Financially, the risks are minimal; we take on compensation cases on a no win, no fee basis so you do not need to pay us to start the case. However, we do perform a thorough assessment of your case before hand, taking into account all aspects of personal injury law and if we feel that the legal obligations of the case are not met, we will not be the law firm that takes your case further.

    Our legal teams are experienced and able, with many years of work in personal injury cases under their belt and so the financial and emotional risks of making a case for compensation are minimised. We literally do everything!

    Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 20th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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