Legal advice is often sought after an accident – not only by the person who caused the accident, but also by the victim, who suffered through no fault of their own.
When an accident happens and leads to injury, you can put in a compensation claim if the accident was someone else’s fault. At Accident Advice Helpline, we often get asked questions about this. Here are a few, with our responses!
Who actually pays the compensation if I make a claim through solicitors in Lasswade?
Usually, it is an insurance company. For example, if you claim for a work accident, it will be your boss’s employer liability insurance that covers the compensation – not your actual employer. Many people don’t realise this, and fear reprisals if they put in a claim. (If your boss treated you any differently as a result, this would be against the law anyway!)
How can an accident be someone else’s fault? An accident’s an accident, surely?
A lot of the time, that’s correct – accidents happen, they are unforeseen, and there is no one to blame. But other times, someone’s failure to do something properly, or deliberate malicious behaviour, is behind an accident – and a claim can be made.
How long does it take to process a compensation claim?
Solicitors in Lasswade will do everything they can to settle cases in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, they are dependent on many other things happening. Insurers and other agencies have parts to play, which means we cannot give clients an exact timeframe.
How much will I be paid?
When it comes to the payment, we can give you an estimate. In fact, you can do this yourself – simply use our 30 second test. Input the details, and you will get an answer. We cannot provide an exact figure – again, because there are so many factors involved.
Rest assured that solicitors in Lasswade will do the best they can to get you the compensation you deserve – and if you lose your case, you will not have to worry about fees, because all our lawyers work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
How long have Accident Advice Helpline been in business?
We started in 2000, so we’ve been in the personal injury law field for 14 years now. In a relatively short period, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest law firms, which is quite some achievement.
Our success is down to our strict adherence to four key principles: integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. The way we do business has secured us the endorsement of Esther Rantzen, too, which is a real honour for us. She is a veteran campaigner for consumer rights, so we know our client care must be up to scratch!
How can I contact Accident Advice Helpline?
Our lines are open 24/7, so call us on 0800 689 0500 (from a landline) or 0333 500 0993 (from a mobile phone). You can also text “claim365” to 88010!
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown