Wrexham claims are made for a whole host of different reasons – from road traffic accidents to workplace incidents to slips and falls. If you are thinking about making a claim, irrespective of what type of accident you have been involved in, you will no doubt be seeking information on the claims process and what is entailed, which is why we have put this post together about Wrexham claims.
What you need to know about Wrexham claims
You need to see a doctor – If you want to have any chance of claiming compensation with Wrexham claims, you need to see a medical professional for your injuries. A lot of people bypass this step when they are only suffering from minor injuries. However, if you do this, how are you going to prove you were injured in the first place? A medical report is the most important piece of evidence in any claim.
You have three years to claim – A lot of people do not realise that there is a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. Therefore, if you were involved in a car crash on July 17th 2013 you will have until July 16th 2016 to make a claim, which means you don’t have very long at all, especially when you consider the fact that court proceedings need to be issued within this time frame.
There are exceptions, such as where injuries have occurred over time, which usually occurs in regards to workplace accidents such as repetitive strain injury and industrial diseases. In these cases, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
There are two types of compensation – Compensation is split into two parts. Firstly, you have general damages, which is designed to compensate you for your injuries and to aid you through the recovery process. Secondly, there are special damages, which are to compensate you for any out of pocket expenses you have incurred because of your injuries, such as prescription costs, counselling expenses, travel costs, loss of earnings, treatment expenses, and childcare costs.
You don’t need to make a huge upfront payment to start the claims process – If you go for a no-win, no-fee solicitor, this can be avoided, and financial risk will also be eliminated because you will only pay legal fees if your case is a success.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us at a time that is convenient for you.
You can try the 30-second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim, and get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 25th August 2014