Personal injury law is, to many people, uncharted territory. It’s often quite daunting. The basics may sound simple, but there are all sorts of added complications which could have an effect on your chances of winning the Stockton-on-Tees personal injury compensation claim that you wish to make.
To help you out, therefore, we’ve put together this guide, which will tell you all you need to know. In particular, we’ll show you why compensation can be much simpler to get hold of than you might think. At Accident Advice Helpline, we always like to bring people good news!
Stockton-on-Tees personal injury compensation
When can you claim? The rules are relatively straightforward. In most cases you will be entitled to claim compensation if you can show that you were injured within the last three years in an accident which was not your fault.
The only exceptions to this rule come with people who were under the age of 18 when their accident occurred, and people who are suffering from an industrial disease. In these cases, the time limit is extended.
Where possible, it is a good idea to claim compensation after you have recovered, as this will help you properly assess the true amount of compensation you should be paid. If you proceed earlier, then you are relying on estimates, which can prove to be wide of the mark. If your recovery takes significantly longer than expected, for example, you can easily find yourself in serious financial trouble.
However, money is sometimes needed very quickly to help with treatments. This is what interim payments are for. In those situations in which there is no disagreement about where blame lies, the opposition’s insurance firm may make an interim payment. This does not mean that the case is closed, but that haggling over the details of how much compensation you should be entitled to will continue. It means you can put off a final settlement until you have a much clearer idea of what should be incorporated as part of your claim.
Getting help with Stockton-on-Tees personal injury compensation claims
The most important thing is to get good and reliable expert help, which is where our team comes in. You can access this help any time during the working day over the phone, and, because our hotline is open 24/7, you can leave a message outside office hours for someone to call you back.
If you’re looking for Stockton-on-Tees personal injury compensation claims, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to one of our advisers.
Date Published: 29th December 2014
Author: David Brown