The road to compensation can be a long one, but it can be worth the wait. If you have been injured as a result of negligence or malicious intent, the chances are you are eligible for a payout and your lawyer will advise you on the steps you need to take.
The value of your payout will depend on the nature of your injury, the impact it has had on your day-to-day life, and any loss of income incurred as a result of your accident. Work with your lawyer to figure out an appropriate sum and they will do the rest.
A good legal team can make the claims process as straightforward and stress-free as possible, offering you a number of different ways to receive compensation.
Three ways to receive compensation
- Through an out-of-court settlement
Many personal injury claims are settled between the two parties without anyone ever having to go to court. When the compensation relates to a traumatic injury or experience, this is usually the preferred means of resolving the issue.
- Through your lawyers
Generally, larger compensation payments are made through the respective legal teams. Your lawyers will then arrange for the compensation to be transferred into your account, or paid to you via cash or cheque. Your legal fees can either be deducted from the compensation total at this point, or paid separately.
- As a donation to charity
You may be able to negotiate a larger compensation payment if the money is set to be received as a donation to charity. Some claimants choose a charity which is relevant to their case and ask that the donation is made in their name.
Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about the ways to receive compensation
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in pursuing compensation for personal injury claims. Our law firm has been advising clients on ways to receive compensation since the year 2000, and our no-win, no-fee* service means that there are no up-front fees to get your claim started.
Give us a call in confidence on our free helpline with no obligation to proceed. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, for free initial advice about your claim. You can also choose to text the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our advisers will call you back as soon as possible.
If you can’t get to the phone right now, why not take our 30-second test to discover whether or not you could have a case? The test is free, and you can find it on our website. You’ll even get an estimate as to how much compensation you could receive.