Frequently asked questions about claiming compensation in Tandridge
If you are thinking about claiming compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault then we are here to help. We can give you honest advice, twenty-four hour support, and we have a team of Tandridge accident claim solicitors who will handle your claim under a no win no fee* contract.
But before you claim you may want to know a bit more about compensation, so here are the answers to our most common questions to help you.
Frequently asked questions about claiming
What sort of accident can I claim for?
You can claim for any accident, no matter where it happened, so long as someone else was at fault. So, for example, you can claim for a road accident that was caused by a dangerous fellow driver, or for an accident that happened at home as a result of using a faulty appliance.
How long do I have to claim?
You have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a claim with our Tandridge accident claim solicitors. But make sure that you are fully recovered before you come to claim, otherwise you may not get all of the compensation that you are entitled to!
Can I claim for an illness?
Yes you can claim personal injury compensation for an injury, an illness or a psychological illness.
Will I have to go to court?
It’s possible but most personal injury claims are decided in out of court agreements.
Will I have to attend a medical?
Possibly, medicals are quite common in personal injury claims. Medicals make sure that your injuries are seen by a specialist – so that you get the right amount of compensation. If you are asked to go to a medical, it will be arranged at a convenient time, and somewhere local to you.
How much compensation will I get?
The amount of compensation that you are awarded will depend on how serious your injury, or illness, was, and the impact it had on your life. Our Tandridge accident claim solicitors can give you an idea of how much compensation you are owed when you come to claim.
Can I claim back money spent on private medical treatment?
Yes, you can claim back money spent on any costs relating to your accident, or to your injury.
How long will claiming take?
Most personal injury claims are dealt with quite quickly. Our Tandridge accident claim solicitors will be able to give you an idea of how long your claim will take.
Can you claim if you are under eighteen?
You can, but you will need to appoint an adult to help you, as a ‘litigation friend’.
If you would like to know anything else about making an accident claim please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Or call 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.