Many people think they know enough about personal injury law to go ahead without much preparation which is perhaps why so many people fail to get the full settlement they are entitled to. In truth, there are many rules and regulations you’ll need to know about whether you’re claiming for South Tyneside compensation or anywhere else.
The three year rule
This has caught a number of people out over the years. Under UK law there is a three year time limit on making a claim. If you wait any longer then you will be considered to have forfeited your right to make any claim at all.
That may seem like a long time, but you would be surprised at how quickly time can slip by. When you’ve been injured there are many things which will be holding your attention. The sheer work involved in getting your life back on track can lead you to neglect some more important things, such as going ahead with a claim.
Some people never even stop to ask themselves if they have any rights at all, and so miss out.
There are some exceptions to this rule. If an injury happens to a child they have until the age of 18 before that three year rule comes into force. So if they claim before their 21st birthday they can still claim for an accident which happened when they were five.
If you live in South Tyneside, compensation claims could be expensive, but many people assume they will be entitled to legal aid. Sadly this is not the case and hasn’t been for almost 20 years. There is no legal aid for personal injury claims made through the small claims court which means you’ll have to find the money yourself.
To counteract that, some law firms offer ‘no win, no fee*’ to protect people in the event that their claims are unsuccessful. Accident Advice Helpline is one of those firms and you can find out more about our ‘no win, no fee*’ offers on our website.
Getting help with a South Tyneside compensation
So if you have had an accident in South Tyneside compensation can be a little more complicated than you might think which is why it pays to get the best possible advice.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a 24 hour phone line which you can call free of charge at any time of the day to speak to one of our experts. They will listen to your situation and advise you what to do next. If they think you have a good claim to make we can take on the claim for you – all with that ‘no win, no fee*’ promise.
So if you live in South Tyneside compensation needn’t be so tricky. Give us a call to find out more on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.