Before you can find yourself a dedicated personal injury lawyer and make a start on a West Devon compensation claim, you need to work out whether or not you are entitled to make a claim. If you are entitled to make a claim then you want to find yourself the best possible injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you and on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve.
However, you should think carefully about the claims process and whether it is worthwhile when you really need to be focusing on your physical and mental health as well, following your accident. Here are some ways to work out if it is worthwhile you making a claim, in the first instance.
Are you actually injured?
You can only make a claim for compensation if you have been injured enough to need medical attention because of your accident. If you could make claims for near misses and accidents where you were not injured then there would be too many claims happening at any one time! You will also need to provide a medical assessment to prove your injuries so if you don’t have this then it may not be right for you to make a claim.
Are you entitled to enough compensation?
Speak to an injury lawyer or try Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test to work out how much compensation you are entitled to. If it is less than £1000 then you may decide that it is not worth making a claim, but you may be surprised at just how much you could potentially be awarded. An injury lawyer will probably be able to give you a better idea of what your case in particular will entitle you to.
Is someone at fault?
You may not be at fault for your accident, but there is a chance that no one else is at fault either. Accidents caused by acts of God or random coincidence are not going to make good cases for compensation. However, if there is someone to blame, feel free to make your claim!
How to make a West Devon compensation claim
If you decide that you are entitled to make a West Devon compensation claim, and are happy to move forward with a claim right away, speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about the claims process and get started. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with dedicated injury lawyers who are more than happy to work on your behalf on your claim, and keep you updated as it progresses.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to make a start on your claim, and to be passed over to an experienced solicitor who can make a start on your claim right away.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown