Tomintoul is a village in North East Scotland and the residents of Tomintoul, like the rest of the population of the UK, are occasionally unfortunate enough to be injured in accidents that were not their own fault. If this happens then they may want to consult a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tomintoul cases in order to get some compensation for their injuries. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm that can help with this sort of case. You can reach them via a 24 hour helpline and they deal with all sorts of accidents. Here is some more information that you may find useful if you are in the process of hunting for a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tomintoul cases.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ in Tomintoul cases – the claims criteria
Claims can be made for a wide variety of accidents but there are two crucial criteria that you must fulfil if you want your claim to stand any chance of success.
The first is that the accident must have been someone else’s fault. You cannot use the services of a personal injury lawyer working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tomintoul cases if you are the person who caused the accident. This side of the legal process is not as straightforward as it may appear. You will be required to prove that the accident was the fault of the person that you are claiming against. You lawyer will explain carefully how this is done – it may require
- Statements (from you and others)
- Diagrams and photographs.
It sometimes turns out that an accident that appeared to be no-one’s fault was actually caused by someone – perhaps because they supplied faulty equipment or did not adequately assess the risks.
The second crucial criterion is that you must have been hurt in the accident and will have to prove this by way of the medical notes that were written up when you sought medical attention for your injuries.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ in Tomintoul cases – the financial loss
You will not just claim for the injury itself – you are also entitled to claim for the money that you have lost because you were injured. This financial loss is called ‘out of pocket expenses.’
You may lose your income – some people do not get sick pay or the sick pay does not amount to what they were earning before. This can put a huge financial strain on families especially if the injury lasts for a long time – even the most generous sick pay schemes don’t last indefinitely.
The second way in which an injury can result in a financial loss through some additional expenses that you don’t normally pay. These can include travel expenses and parking at hospitals, additional childcare, personal care or household help.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown