If you’ve been the victim of an accident that you didn’t cause and are looking for the best legal help in East Hampshire, it can be tough to know which direction to turn to find the help that you need. Although there’s plenty of personal injury advice available, sometimes all you need is the most basic advice to just get you started. With that in mind, we at Accident Advice Helpline aim to provide you with simple, essential advice to help you make your claim for personal injury compensation.
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When making a claim for compensation, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. We’ll give you a few key definitions and then tell you what you need to do in order to make your claim.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is damage inflicted to a person, rather than property. It can come in the form of physical injury, but some emotional and mental injuries are also may also present the basis for a claim.
What is compensation?
Compensation is something, usually money, paid out in recognition of someone’s injury, pain and suffering. There are two main types of compensation, general damages which relate to the pain and suffering experienced by the victim, and special damages which pertain to financial loss, such as loss of earnings. The total amount of compensation is calculated from both of these things.
What do I have to do to make a personal injury claim?
There isn’t much you have to do beyond checking that you are eligible by taking the test on our website, and then speaking to an advisor. You will likely be eligible if these three things apply to your accident circumstances:
- The accident you were involved in was not your fault
- Your accident occurred within the last three years, unless you’re claiming for a case of industrial disease, or were a minor at the time of the accident or are claiming on behalf of a minor
- You visited a doctor, or the hospital, in relation to your injuries around the time of your accident.
And that’s all there is to it. If those three things apply to you, it’s worth seeing if you have a claim for compensation.
To find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation, you can take the 30 second test on the homepage of our website, it can also tell you what your claim might be worth. Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more personal injury advice and getting the best legal help in East Hampshire, then you can give our advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, and 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 12th July 2015
Author: David Brown