Have you been injured in a Torbay accident?
If so, then you are probably here because you are wondering if you are entitled to personal injury compensation. This short article should arm you with useful facts about personal injury compensation and give you an idea about whether or not you’re entitled to claim.
About personal injury compensation
Personal injury compensation is a sum of money paid out either at the order of a court or after an out of court agreement between the parties involved in your claim. To qualify for compensation your Torbay accident needs to have taken place within the past three years and be someone else’s fault.
Your compensation money will not be subject to tax, and will be for the pain and stress of the injury (or illness) you suffered from your Torbay accident, and to reimburse you for any monetary losses your Torbay accident caused, including lost earnings.
- You can claim personal injury compensation for any illness or injury, however serious.
Claiming your compensation
To get your compensation you will need to employ a lawyer to work on your claim for you. The injury lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline all work under no win no fee* contracts which is the way forward if you don’t want, or can’t afford, to pay your legal fees upfront.
The no win no fee* system is there to help people get their compensation. No win no fee* agreements gained popularity after 1998 when the UK government stopped legal aid funding for personal injury claims. Under a no win no fee* contract you do not have to pay out any money upfront, and can be confident that your lawyer is doing their best to make sure that your claim is successful.
Our injury lawyers have a proven success record, and will do all that they can to make sure that your claim is successful too.
- As part of the claiming process, you may be asked to attend a medical for an assessment of your injury; this is standard procedure and is nothing for you to worry about. Your medical will take place at a time suitable for you and may be an opportunity to find out more about your injury from a specialist.
- Most personal injury claims are settled out of court. Out of court settlements keep legal costs down for all parties involved, including your own, and of course mean that you will not have to attend a court hearing. If your claim does end up in front of a judge though, please be reassured that injury claims are civil matters, dealt with in small court rooms. Juries are rarely called in and only for complex cases.
To talk to one of our advisors about your Torbay accident call us on 0800 689 0500. Or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile. Both lines are open 24/7 and all calls are confidential.
For an estimate of how much you could receive, use the compensation calculator on our website www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown