5 frequently asked questions about making a claim for compensation
Every day a number of claims for compensation are being made in the UK. But people are often unprepared because no one likes to think about the possibility of being involved in an accident.
Whether this is something you think about or not, the danger is real. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared just in case something bad happens to you or your loved ones. So here are some of the most frequently asked questions about making a claim for compensation:
How do I know if I qualify to claim with solicitors in Pattingham?
Usually, the only requirement is that the accident was someone else’s fault. If you want to be 100% sure if you qualify for compensation you can contact one of our solicitors in Pattingham or take the 30 second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, which will also show you how much you can expect to receive approximately.
How much time do I have to make my claim?
You can usually make your claim within three years of the date when the accident occurred. However, it is recommended you act as quickly as possible in order to ensure a better chance of receiving compensation.
What do I need to do in order to strengthen my case?
Once the accident happens you should start collecting evidence proving that it wasn’t your fault and why you need compensation. The most important things you should have are the details of everyone involved and medical records to show that you’ve actually been injured. Other important evidence you can gather include pictures, CCTV footage and the details of witnesses.
How much money do I need to start my claim?
If you choose your solicitors wisely you will need absolutely no money to start a claim. If you put your trust in our own solicitors in Pattingham for example, they will handle your claim for you on a no win no fee basis.
Will I be in trouble with my boss if I make a claim for compensation against him with solicitors in Pattingham?
No. If you are hurt as a result of an accident at work, you can seek compensation but your claim will not be against your employer. The insurance company of the company you work for will have to pay your compensation in which case your employer and you have nothing to worry about.
If you find yourself the victim in an accident and you live near Staffordshire, you should contact one of our solicitors in Pattingham for free expert advice on how you can make a claim for compensation. Additionally, you can reach the 24/7 Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or if you prefer to call from your mobile 0333 500 0993. If you prefer to be contacted by an expert rather than calling, text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown