Thousands of people suffer an accident of some kind here in the UK every year, but only a relatively small proportion of those ever go on to claim the compensation to which they should be entitled. And why do people never make a claim? Well, it often comes down to an unholy alliance of fear and ignorance.
Understanding your rights
When we first speak to people one thing is often clear – that despite all the adverts blazing away on the TV, not everyone has a clue about whether or not they can claim. For example, one of the more common questions we’re asked over and over again is – does my accident count?
This implies that there are types of accident which are discounted for personal injury claims. This is not the case. Although the majority of claims tend to be for road traffic accident, workplace injuries or claims against the local council injuries can happen anywhere at any time. They might involve criminal injury, medical malpractice, food poisoning or any other situation.
The type of injury is important in as much as it will determine the type of lawyer you need to take on your case, but what really matters is whether or not it was your fault.
Fear of making a claim
Many people often decide against making a claim because they are worried what will happen. One fear is cost – legal fees can be expensive and personal injury claims tend not to qualify for legal aid. The worry is that making a claim could see you pay a hefty financial penalty and even risk your own future. There are lots of stories involving people being forced deep into debt because they make a claim they could not afford to lose.
Finding no win no fee lawyers in South Staffordshire
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local firm of no win no fee lawyers in South Staffordshire they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need no win no fee lawyers in South Staffordshire look no further than this expert service.
For this reason it’s a good idea to find no win no fee lawyers in South Staffordshire. No win no fee guarantees that if you are unsuccessful in your claim, then you will not have to pay. As such it provides an important measure of financial security and reopens the law courts to anyone of any means. You no longer have to be rich to make a claim – you just need to be right.
Going to court
People are also intimidated by the fear of going to court, in which case this will really come as good news. In the majority of cases your claim will not go as far as court. This is because the other side will try to settle out of court if they think they cannot win. It will be for you to decide whether the settlement offer the provide is sufficient or if you want to carry on with a claim.
So, if you’re looking for no win no fee lawyers, why not start by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th August 2014
Author: David Brown