Each year, over three million people are injured in accidents. Whether these occur at home, in their cars, outdoors, or at work, in many instances, someone else will be at fault. In these circumstances, the accident victim will often choose to make a claim for compensation.
Personal injury law can sometimes be complicated, but with the aid of an expert solicitor, you can make a compensation claim quickly and easily.
To bring a successful compensation claim it can’t simply be your word against theirs; through your solicitor, a viable case will need to be proven. With that in mind the following information is of paramount importance:
The best results with the client’s best interests at the centre of the claim.
Sara from Lincolnshire
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Depending upon the details of your case you may also need to provide:
The first step is for your solicitor to send a letter to the individual you’re making the claim against, setting out the details of your injury and the circumstances whereby it occurred.
The individual will then be required to investigate and provide a response to the letter within a fixed period – in most instances, this will be around the three-month mark. In their reply, they’ll need to state whether or not they accept the claim – if they do it will be usual practice to settle out of court.
At this stage, it’s important for your solicitor to tell you what they believe the value of the claim to be. You’ll also need to think about how much compensation you’d be prepared to accept as your solicitor will be able to make an offer to the responsible individual for that amount. The respondent can come back with a counter offer and if they are deemed to “respond reasonably” it will usually be settled without having to take the matter to court.
If the accident claim can’t be settled between the parties and their solicitors; legal action can be sought. In this instance, it will be in the court’s hands to decide whether or not you’ll be awarded compensation for the claim.
I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim but First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.
Mr Harris from Cornwall
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We’ll talk through the details of your claim over the phone, and then advise further!
If we think you’ve got a valid claim, we’ll take care of everything else – quick & easy!