Questions about claiming compensation for your Stoke-on-Trent accident?
After being injured in an accident you naturally want to know more about personal injury law, and the possibility of claiming compensation for your ordeal. You’ve come online and have no doubt been bombarded with an overload of information!
Here are some of the questions we have received from other people who have been injured in a Stoke-on-Trent accident, which may answer some of yours.
For further help and information please call our twenty four helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Questions from the injured of Stoke-on-Trent
I would like to try and claim compensation for my Stoke-on-Trent accident, but I’m not entirely certain who was responsible for my accident. How do I find this out?
You certainly won’t be the first claimant with this problem, liability isn’t always clear cut! Please call our helpline and one of our advisors will try and help you.
Will I have to go to court? I want to sue my former employer for the negligence that led to my back injury, but I don’t want to face him in court.
We can’t promise that your case won’t end up in court, but the majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court, so it is possible that yours will be too. If you do have to go to court, please note that compensation claims are civil matters, so your hearing will be held in a small courtroom, and there won’t be a jury. Don’t be deterred from claiming by the reaction of your former employer, if you are suffering as a result of his negligence then you have every right to claim.
Can I claim for mental illness? I don’t really want to but since the Stoke on Trent accident that triggered my depression and anxiety a couple of years ago I have been unable to work, and need the money.
Yes you can claim for mental illness and you should feel no shame in doing so; mental illnesses can be life changing and can cause physical symptoms as well. Make sure you speak to your doctor and get the right help and support for your condition.
Can I claim back the money I spent on private medical treatment?
Yes absolutely, you can claim back any of costs arising from your Stoke on Trent accident. Make sure you get receipts, and keep hold of your bank statements.
Should I use a ‘no win no fee*’ lawyer?
It is your decision, but using a lawyer who will work for you under a no win no fee* contract means that you won’t have to find the money to pay your legal bills. Most injury claims are handled under no win no fee* contracts. It is worth noting that if you do choose a lawyer who charges ongoing fees, you will not be able to get legal aid to help you.