What Is An Accident Claim?
Making a compensation claim for any accident can seem stressful and difficult. Our team of accident claims specialists have years of experience helping people just like yourself to get the best possible compensation payment for an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault.
Accidents can be extremely stressful. Not only are accidents painful, they can also lead to financial hardship as you may find that you need to take time off work to allow you to heal. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you to get the justice you deserve for your accident.
Many of our clients worry that making a compensation claim for their accident will be stressful, time-consuming or difficult. With our help, it doesn’t need to be any of these things. Our accident claims specialists have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
If you have suffered an accident and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
How To Make A Compensation Claim For Your Accident
Making a personal injury compensation claim following your accident can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take the stress and worry out of making an accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your accident, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our expert team of personal injury specialists are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
Making an accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. All you need to do is call our personal injury solicitors today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Average Compensation Payments For Accidents
Everyone who is considering making an accident compensation claim wants to know how much compensation they can expect to receive as a result of what has happened to them. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors will give you the best possible estimates as to how much you can expect to receive, based on the information you give us.
Compensation claim amounts for all personal injuries (including accidents) are divided into two main parts. The first part of the claim is based on the amount of pain and suffering you have experienced. Because this is such a subjective assessment, there are guidelines put forward by the national governing body (the Judicial College). These give a range of amounts that are usually paid out following each specific injury. The ranges can be very wide, however. This is because they are designed to ensure that the exact nature of your injury can be taken into account. Unfortunately, this can make it very difficult for anyone without experience to know where in that range their injury is likely to fall. Our highly trained personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in making accident claims and are able to give you an accurate assessment of where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second part of your compensation claim is there to compensate you for any expenses or costs you have suffered associated with your accident. The aim here is that you should never be left financially or materially worse off following your accident than you would have been had the accident not happened. This can be a much larger payment than the first part of your compensation, as it can include the loss of earnings you may experience if you need to take off work to recover. It can also include modifications to your home or vehicle, if very serious injuries mean that you need these to resume your normal life. You are also able to request the money you need to access rehabilitation and any medical assistance that is not easily available on the NHS, such as physiotherapy if there are long waiting lists in your area.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming the right amount of compensation for your accident, and many of our clients are initially offered compensation payments that are far too low for the specifics of their case. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors work hard to get you the full payments you deserve to help you get your life back on track after your accident.
Accident Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Accident compensation claims can take different amounts of time to complete, with some taking much longer than others. We understand that you want to resolve your accident as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your accident behind you.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
If your personal injury claim involves a very serious injury or if it is not completely clear exactly who was responsible for your accident, your case is likely to be much more complicated and may take significantly longer to be resolved. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, it will take even longer.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make an accident compensation claim. The time immediately following your accident can be difficult, both emotionally and financially, so we don’t believe that you should have to make large, up-front payments or have to put yourself at financial risk to get the compensation you deserve.
With a no win no fee agreement, we are able to work on your behalf, without you having to make any payments to begin. We will only receive our payment once you get the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure this for you, you won’t owe anything. Importantly, our fees are set at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you can rest assured that you will always receive the vast majority of the money awarded.
Although we do our best to offer a no win no fee payment option to as many of our clients as possible, there are a few situations in which we are not able to do so. If this is the case for you, we will make sure that you understand that in advance, and will discuss other possible funding arrangements with you to ensure that you can afford the legal help you need.
If you are thinking of making an accident compensation claim, don’t delay. Call now or claim online today.
Will I Have To Pay For My Accident If I Lose My Compensation Claim?
Absolutely not. The most important thing about making a no win no fee accident compensation claim is that you are not taking any financial risk whatsoever. This is important, otherwise only the very rich would feel able to make personal injury compensation claims, and those who may need the money most would be unable to get the help they need. If we are unable to win your compensation claim on your behalf, you won’t owe a penny.
What Is The Time Limit For Making An Accident Compensation Claim?
There is a deadline of two years to make a persona injury compensation claim. This is almost always measured from the date at which your accident or injury took place, but in some exceptional cases it can be from the date at which you realized that you had sustained an injury, if this was later. In general, it is better not to get too close to the deadline, as this leaves reduced time to negotiate. The best plan is to contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
Sometimes it is worth delaying starting your compensation claim a little while. This is to allow the full extent of your injuries to become clear, as some injuries are not immediately apparent or they may take longer to heal than expected. You should still get expert legal advice from our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as this gives us the maximum time to put together the best possible case for you.
How Do I Make An Accident Compensation Claim?
The process of making accident compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced personal injury claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your accident compensation claim. You can call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your accident (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If they do not accept that they were at fault in your accident, we will provide evidence to support your claim. This could be in the form of photographs, documentation or witness statements as well as many other options. Almost all workplace accidents result in the employer admitting at least some liability.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life.
The vast majority of personal injury compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court, through the process described above. If it is not possible to reach an agreement as to how much compensation is fair, or if the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame, your case might need to be resolved by a judge. This is not as daunting as it might sound, especially as we’re with you the whole way through.
Starting An Accident Compensation Claim
Many of our clients are concerned at first, often feeling unsure as to whether to make an accident compensation claim or not. Our professional team of personal injury claims solicitors are experienced at helping people like you to successfully get the compensation they deserve after an accident.
The first step in making your accident compensation claim is to call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of accident specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.
During our conversation, we will ensure that we fully understand the details of your accident. This includes the circumstances surrounding your accident, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that these injuries have had on your life. Once we have the full picture, we are able to give you the best possible advice and guide you through the next steps of the claims process.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Accident?
If you have suffered an accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make an accident compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The first thing to note is that you must have sustained an actual injury as a result of your accident. This injury does not need to have been exclusively physical, as psychological damage is also recognised as important. You cannot make an accident compensation claim for near misses, however, or if you have an accident but are not injured in any way.
It is also vital that there is someone who is at fault in your accident. In order to make an accident compensation claim, you must claim against someone, and this person or organisation must have had some form of responsibility towards you. If your accident or injury took place at work, your employer will almost certainly be in this position, as they have a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal requirement to think about your health and safety and to take all appropriate measures to keep you safe.
The person or organisation at fault in your accident claim must have been able to anticipate, at least to some degree, what happened to you. They do not need to have actually predicted it, but it should have been something that was sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in the same position could have anticipated it.
The last part of the requirements for making an accident compensation claim is whether the other party took sufficient action to help improve the situation. Even if they did put some measures in place to improve the health and safety situation, you are still able to make a claim if these were not sufficient.
If you were the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our expert team of accident specialists or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Accident?
The most important thing in the immediate aftermath of your accident is to ensure that you are safe and that you have the medical attention that you need. This must always be your first priority. Once you have done this, however, you might want to think about taking a few simple steps to help with an accident compensation claim, should you decide to make one.
One of the simplest things that you can do to support your accident compensation claim is to write down everything you remember about your accident. This includes the period leading up to the accident, anything that you believe may have contributed to your accident and the aftermath, as well as the event itself. Writing it down as soon as possible after your accident means that you can be sure that you won’t forget any relevant details and that your account will be as complete as possible.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Further supporting evidence can come in the form of pictures or videos. Obviously, if there is a visual record of your accident, this would be ideal, but this is rarely the case. More often, clients can make sure that they have pictures or videos of the location in which their accident happened, with particular emphasis on anything that might have caused or exacerbated your accident.
Although these things can help to support your accident claim, that doesn’t mean that you have to do them in order to get the compensation you deserve for your accident. The most important step you can take in getting the best compensation claim possible is to call our accident claims specialists today. Call us or claim online today to find out how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We know that making an accident claim can seem stressful. We want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us now or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the accident claims process.
During the short conversation that begins your accident compensation claim, our team of claims specialists will listen carefully to what has happened to you, making sure that we fully understand the details of your case. This includes what led to your accident, the full details of your injuries and the way in which these have impacted your life. We can then give you the kind of personalised advice and service that you deserve.
Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your accident compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
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