Being involved in any kind of accident which leaves you injured, traumatised or suffering long term ill health is an upsetting and difficult thing to have to cope with. Of course, there are many times when the accident in question may have been your own fault, in which case you have little option but to pick yourself up, learn from your experiences and try to move on. If someone else was to blame, however, then things aren't quite so simple.
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If another party was responsible for the circumstances which led up to your accident - whether this other party is a person, a business or some other kind of body - then you may well be in a position to make an accident claim for compensation, meaning that you needn't be out of pocket yourself following any expenses incurred by the accident.
Expenses can include the likes of travel expenses, medical expenses and, in the longer term, any loss of income brought about by the impact the accident may have had on your ability to keep going to work and earning a wage.
What type of accidents can I claim for?
As experts in the field we deal in accidents of every imaginable kind, but most of the cases we handle can be slotted into one of the following categories:
- Slips, trips or falls
- Criminal injury
- Accidents at work
- Medical negligence
- Road traffic accidents
What is the accident claim process?
In order to be eligible for a compensation claim, an accident has to meet two basic criteria. First of all, the accident in question needs to have resulted in either a physical or psychological injury or ongoing ill health. The other central part of a successful claim is that the accident in question was the fault of another party. Someone else was negligent, didn't do their job properly or behaved in a reckless manner and you're suffering as a result. In circumstances such as these, we happen to think that a reasonable level of compensation is the very least you can ask for.
At Claims4Free.co.uk we work on a 'no win, no fee' basis. What this means is that, for the vast majority of claims, you won't need to pay anything whatsoever up front to secure the services of an expert lawyer. If you should be unlucky enough to lose your claim, all of the costs involved will be fully covered. The only consideration you have to bear in mind when deciding whether to pursue a claim is whether you genuinely deserve compensation - nobody need hesitate through fear of how much the process might cost.
If you've suffered as the result of an accident and feel you may be in a position to make a claim then contact us today via our website or by dialling 0808 115 0700. When you do call, try to tell us as many details of the incident as you can - details such as the time, date, place, exact circumstances and any witnesses who may have been present. Our trained advisers will listen to you and give an honest evaluation of your case and whether you are genuinely in a position to make a claim. Because we only take on cases which we feel certain we can win, you'll get a totally honest appraisal and, if we do feel you have a case for compensation, we'll hand you on to one of our trained personal injury lawyers.
Do I need an injury lawyer to make an accident claim?
To give yourself the best possible chance of winning your claim, the services of experienced injury lawyers are invaluable. Our lawyers have dealt with every type of accident imaginable, and they'll work closely with you to build the strongest possible case. On the most practical level, they'll detail any out of pocket expenses incurred directly by the accident - things such as travelling expenses and medical costs. Following this, there may well be a certain amount to claim as a reflection of the severity of your injuries, and also to compensate for any current or future loss of earnings. The vast majority of cases never even reach court, since people find it quicker and easier to settle them out of court, but if you should have to appear in court then the knowledge that you're being guided by a seasoned professional will greatly alleviate any stress involved.
How long will my claim take?
The actual length of time a claim will take, from first contact to the payment of compensation, varies greatly, with cases such as medical negligence, for example, being longer and more complicated than most. However, in cases where the other side has admitted liability and agrees to a reasonable compensation settlement, it could be a matter of only months.
No matter how long it takes, we won't give you any unrealistic expectations and will work as long as it takes to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Accident Claims News
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Sophie Collins of east Oxford is now a 22-year-old woman, but when she was 11-years-old she was involved in a car accident which left her with severe brain damage. It was the negligent treatment she received at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, however, that led to the damage and prompted her family to launch a claim for compensation.
A large pile up which took place on the A249 has led to calls for safety measures including overhead lighting and speed restrictions, after more than 130 vehicles crashed into each other in foggy conditions.
The figures for the amount of money which Cambridgeshire County Council has spent dealing with the problem of pot holes have been released, and they present an illuminating picture. The numbers in question date from April 2012 to April 2013 and they look at the number of compensation claims made with regards to potholes and, more importantly, the amount of money actually paid out.
Figures just released have revealed the amount paid out by councils in the UK in compensation to students who had been hurt or injured whilst at school.