There are a number of crucial issues to consider for anybody who has suffered an injury or illness that was somebody else’s fault, and that is considering pursuing a claim. The first of these is often that of whether there is even grounds for a claim in the first place, and potential claimants are sometimes put off from the process because they do not fully understand when a claim is possible and when it isn’t.
A second but related issue is that of ‘how to value my insurance claim’, in that in order to decide whether it would be worth going through the claims process a potential claimant would like to be able to know ‘how to value my insurance claim’ before they set about proceedings. A final issue then regards just who can help a claimant to get the compensation that they deserve, and can do so without putting extra stress or strain on the claimant at what is an already stressful time.
With all this in mind, and always keeping the fact that the time after an injury or illness is a tough one in mind, this article will attempt to give all the details surrounding these three main issues in order to smooth a potential claimant’s transition into legal proceedings.
When Might You Have a Claim?
The law states that you are entitled to begin a claim for compensation when you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame. This could be a total stranger or even your employer, but whoever they are if their actions cause damage to you, then you could be entitled to compensation. In the majority of cases you have three years from the incident in question in which you can begin claims proceedings, after which time your ability to claim has elapsed. The two types of cases which are exempt from this rule are those regarding an injury to a minor and those that deal with industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning.
How to Value My Insurance Claim
There is no hard and fast answer to the question of how to value my insurance claim, but there is a good way to receive an estimate of how much compensation you may be owed in light of an injury or illness. This is to fill in Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test, which is the quickest and easiest online compensation calculator around.
Who Can Help You to Claim?
As well as providing their 30 second test, Accident Advice Helpline also work tirelessly to get claimants all of the compensation that they deserve and have been doing so for over 13 years. You can contact them for their help 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 11th October 2013
Author: David Brown