Claiming compensation for your Three Rivers cycling accident
You can claim compensation for your Three Rivers cycling accident providing that the accident took place within the past three years, and wasn’t your ‘fault’.
This short article will outline some of the basic information about personal injury compensation to help you make a decision about claiming, and what you can expect if you do so.
Personal injury compensation is non taxable and will be paid to you either at the order of a court, or after an out of court settlement. Most compensation claims are settled out of court; this keeps costs down for all parties involved.
You can claim personal injury compensation for any injury or illness, however serious. You can also claim – and should claim – for the psychological impact of your Three Rivers cycling accident; so if you suffered from stress, depression or sleeping difficulties after your ordeal please make sure that you mention this to your GP, and your solicitor when you come to file your claim.
The compensation awarded to you will be the pain and stress of your injury (or illness) and the inconvenience that it caused you. You will also be reimbursed for any financial losses, such as lost income, and any costs arising from your Three Rivers cycling accident, such as:
- Child care
- Travel expenses
- Money spent replacing anything that was damaged in your accident, such as clothing and personal items
- And private medical treatment
Whatever the costs of your Three Rivers cycling accident, make sure that you keep hold of the relevant receipts and paperwork.
- To see how much compensation you could be awarded from your Three Rivers cycling accident, use the compensation calculator tool on our website www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Claiming your compensation
To get your compensation you will have to employ a solicitor to work on your claim on your behalf, taking it through the legal process until it reaches either a court hearing or an out of court settlement.
Using a solicitor who works in personal injury law will maximise the chances of your claim being successful, and to minimise the financial risks to yourself you could use a solicitor who works under a ‘no win, no fee’ contract. ‘No win, no fee’ means that you do not have to pay upfront legal fees, and you won’t have to pay anything at all if your claim is unsuccessful.
The other main advantage of the ‘no win, no fee’ system is that you can be fully confident that your solicitor is working their hardest to ensure that your claim for compensation is successful.
For any more information about claiming compensation for your Three Rivers cycling accident, please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Our call centre is open twenty four hours a day and is staffed by fully trained advisers who will give you all the help and support that they can.
All calls to Accident Advice Helpline are kept confidential.