Questions about making an accident claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably have lots of questions to ask about claiming compensation, and as one of the country’s leading injury law firm we have heard all those questions before!
Here are some of our frequently asked questions which should give you some of the answers that you are looking for. If you would like to know anything else then please give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Can I claim?
If the accident that caused your injury wasn’t your fault, then you are probably owed compensation – providing that you received medical attention and your accident took place within the past three years. If you would like to have your eligibility to claim confirmed, please call us on 0800 689 0500 and one of advisors will happily do this for you free of charge.
How long does it take to claim?
It varies from case to case, but personal injury claims are common and most are dealt with quite quickly. If you claim with us, our Southend on Sea accident claim solicitors will do their best to get your claim through the system as quickly as possible. They should be able to give you an idea of how long it will take when you speak to them.
Can I get legal aid?
No, afraid not. The UK Government stopped legal aid for personal injury claims in 1998. But our Southend on Sea accident claim solicitors will handle your accident claim under a no win no fee contract. This way you will still not need to worry about the financial aspects of claiming as everything will be taken care of at the end. You don’t have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful though so you have nothing to lose!
How much compensation will I get?
There aren’t set amounts of compensation, every claim is different because every accident is different! But you can get an estimate of how much your claim is worth by using the handy compensation calculator tool on our website: www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk
Can I claim for my child?
Yes you can claim on behalf of your children if they are under eighteen and can’t claim themselves.
Can I claim personal injury compensation for an illness?
Yes, our Southend on Sea accident claim solicitors can help you claim for an illness, an injury or a psychological condition.
Will I have to go to court?
Most of the claims that we handle here at Accident Advice Helpline are decided in out of court agreements so there is every chance that yours will be too.
Will I have to go to a medical?
You may have to attend a medical, so that a specialist can get an assessment of your injury – so that you get the right amount of compensation!
If you have any other questions about making an accident claim please call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown