Accidents happen all the time, but why should you have to suffer for an injury which was caused by the negligence of someone else? More and more Brits are taking legal action to claim compensation for personal injuries, vehicle accidents and more.
If you have been involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to victim compensation.
How much you receive and how you receive it will depend greatly on your circumstances, your injury and your legal representation. A good lawyer will do everything they can to get you the compensation you deserve and in most cases, you should be able to agree on a settlement, which means you won’t have to set foot in court.
How to claim victim compensation
First you will have to assess your eligibility for a victim compensation claim. Have you suffered an injury which has resulted in expensive treatment, or impaired your ability to earn your regular income? If so, you may have a case.
Keep a record of your injuries and recovery, and how they have impacted on your day-to-day life. Hold onto any receipts which relate to the injury and keep any evidence that the initial accident was not your fault. If there were any witnesses to the incident, get them to record what they saw before it slips their minds.
Take legal advice to find out how strong your case is and what sort of compensation you can expect to receive. Get your lawyers to read through any small print in the settlement – your compensation may be dependent on any number of factors which you may not necessarily be happy with.
Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about your victim compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people win personal injury claims since the year 2000. Our law firm is patronised by Dame Esther Rantzen, and we pride ourselves on offering a client-friendly service. If you believe you may have a claim for victim compensation, call our free helpline to chat to us in confidence, with no obligation to proceed.
Alternatively, you can assess your eligibility for a claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. You’ll even get an estimate as to how much your claim could be worth.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so we will never ask you to pay any up-front fees to get your claim started. If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell