No-one probably knows more about what life can throw at you than Accident Advice Helpline’s patron and consumer champion, Esther Rantzen. As a veteran journalist, human rights campaigner and TV presenter, Esther’s come across the many frailties of humanity and wrong-doings against the person during her long career.
But she’d be the first to tell you that life isn’t defined by what happens to you. You define your life by how you choose to respond to the things life throws at you. This is particularly true of course when it comes to being a victim of an accident which is not your fault – when your life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
Help with UK warehouse accident claims
When it happens, you need somewhere to turn for assistance. That support can come from Accident Advice Helpline in a free call to an expert at the other end of the line who can give you the benefit of their wisdom on UK warehouse accident claims. It takes little more than half a minute to assess your claim and start the ball rolling towards a compensation award which is yours by right.
Our hundreds of solicitors are nationwide and there’s bound to be one close to where you live. If not, no problem. Many UK warehouse accident claims can be dealt with over the phone. You don’t even need to go to a solicitor’s office and where an interview is required, you can even qualify for a consultancy in the comfort of your own home.
But remember, you must take the initiative to start the contact process yourself. So, if you have had an accident you must start legal proceedings within 3 years. If this is not done, UK warehouse accident claims can be disqualified and you will lose the right to being awarded compensation. The law about ‘limitation periods’ is complex and it is important that advice on compensation and the rules governing time limits be obtained from recognised experts through Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after the accident, whether it’s happened at work, home, on the road or in some other public place.
Time limitation rules on claiming
In UK accident claims law, there are exceptions to the claim time limitation rules. Basically, these are threefold: if you were under 18 when the accident happened; the injury was not obvious at the time of the accident; and, under special circumstances, the court can extend the time limits at its discretion.
Our lawyers will always explain to clients how the compensation system works in UK warehouse accident claims, as simply and as clearly as possible. The compensation payout usually takes place in two stages. Firstly, there is a settlement for your own injuries. Although this is fairly standardised, the severity of the injury and impact it has had on your lifestyle will play a big deciding factor in the final amount awarded. Secondly, UK accident claims solicitor will be able to help reclaim the extra expenses and financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident – travel costs, home carer staff, prescription charges and the like. This is why Accident Advice Helpline recommends that you should keep all receipts and invoices for money you pay out as a consequence of your accident, as you may be able to get all this back later on.
You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.