Commonly asked questions about working with personal injury solicitors
If you’ve been in an accident, you could be left with many questions.
Recovering from an accident and treating your injuries can be an overwhelming process, as can be adjusting to the change in your circumstances afterwards. Many people aren’t aware of their rights to claim compensation, or find themselves grappling with a number of questions/misinformation when deciding what to do. Here, we answer some of the questions we’re asked most often among the 25,000 enquiries we receive each month:
Who can make a claim?
You can make a claim if you’ve been injured enough to need medical attention within the past three years, and can prove that someone else’s negligence caused the accident. This means that you must not be at fault, whether it was an accident that took place in the workplace, on the roads, in a public area or even overseas whilst on holiday.
You can also make a compensation claim if you have developed an illness through no fault of your own, whether it’s a short bout of food poisoning or the onset of an occupational illness.
How much does hiring solicitors in Hornsey cost?
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you could find yourself facing many unexpected costs. Recuperating from an injury often means having to take time off work, and if this time is unpaid, finding the money to pay for medical bills let alone legal fees can seem next to impossible. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline solicitors in Hornsey work on a no win, no fee* basis. This conditional fee agreement means you don’t have to pay anything upfront to start a case, so you can focus on getting better without having to stress about finances.
How much is my claim worth?
How much you could receive varies from case to case. We help award over £30 million a year in damages, with many claimants receiving thousands of pounds from the person or organisation responsible for their accident. To find out how much you could be entitled to, fill in our thirty-second online claims calculator to get a quick quote. Alternatively, you can call our offices to discuss your case privately with an expert claims adviser.
How long does it take to make a claim?
This depends on a number of things, such as whether the claim is settled out of court or not. In many instances, the time it takes to settle a claim is minimal, and claimants have waited just six weeks from starting their claim to receiving their payout.
How do I begin a claim with Accident Advice Helpline?
Getting started is simple. To connect with one of the 190 solicitors we have working around the country, including solicitors in Hornsey, phone 0800 180 4123 today.
Date Published: 5th April 2014
Author: David Brown