What is a personal injury claim?


You may hear about it on the radio, or have seen advertisements on TV, but do you really understand what a personal injury claim is? If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident and you’re wondering, “what is a personal injury claim?” here is an explanation of what it is and how you go about making a claim for compensation.

What is a personal injury claim all about?

The legislation that allows people to claim compensation was brought in as a means of protecting the victims of accidents, as well as a way of bringing the guilty party to justice. Previously people who were hurt as a result of someone else’s actions had to suffer in silence, but thanks to compensation law that was brought in a few decades ago, people can now be reimbursed for their injury as well as any out of pocket expenses they may incur.

The only criteria claimants need to satisfy to be able to make a compensation claim is that their accident needs to have happened in the last three years, and be someone else’s fault. If the claimant has been seen by a medical professional as a result of their injuries, this can greatly help their case, and if the police have been involved, then this can provide an independent witness and corroborative evidence which can be highly valuable for the case.

What is a personal injury claim lawyer?

Solicitors all over the country are available who will take on a case for a personal injury claim. However, not all of these are specialists, and with personal injury law being a fairly complicated and changeable process, it helps to have a personal injury claim lawyer on your side who has experience of providing legal support to this type of case. By going through Accident Advice Helpline, you can ensure your claim is dealt with by the most experienced person for your case, and that you are matched up to the most appropriate representation for your situation.

How much do they cost?

All the solicitors who work with Accident Advice Helpline operate a ‘no win, no fee*’ arrangement, which means you pay nothing up front and nothing if your case doesn’t have a successful outcome. If you are thinking to yourself “What is a personal injury claim lawyer doing offering their services for nothing”, then let us explain.

What is a personal injury claim lawyer doing working for ‘no win, no fee*’?

In short, they are providing a much needed service to the most vulnerable sections of society, in order to ensure that justice is available to all. By offering ‘no win, no fee*’ representation, solicitors in the UK are helping people to understand what is a personal injury claim, and are getting them the help they need in a way that makes their services accessible to all.

Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

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