People are now more informed than ever before about their legal rights to make a claim, and also about how the claims process works. This is down to – in part – law firms, who offer free advice to people who have sustained a personal injury. But what are the essential steps taken to ensure this? Here’s the low-down:
Helping people get free legal advice
If you have been injured in an accident, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Providing free legal advice is an essential step taken by accident helpline in UK. Free legal advice empowers people with the information they need to make their claim.
Free advice is offered in several forms. Some law firms provide resources on their websites such as guides and other article, while others operate claims helpline. Claims helplines are a fantastic way to get free legal advice, however you should only make contact with the ones which are operated by law firms. You should avoid claims management companies because they cannot directly provide legal advice or help you with your claim.
Helping people understand the claims process and how it works
Of course, even with sound legal advice people may be put off of making a claim because they envision a long and arduous claims process.
The only involvement a claimant has in the claims process is an initial interview with their solicitor, and then attending a medical examination. Both of these are brief elements of the claims process, however they are essential – they establish the facts of the case, including the extent of one’s injuries and how they have and will affect the claimant’s life. These facts are used to determine a fair and proportionate settlement demand.
Informing people about the essentials of making a claim
Did you know that in most cases, you must make your claim within three years? It’s true – the reason being that after three years, most accident claims in the United Kingdom become time-barred or statute-barred, preventing even a lawyer from bringing them forward.
Or, did you know that in order to be eligible for compensation, you must have a level of diminished liability – and a level of liability that’s provable?
Informing people of the essentials of making a claim is an important process. This way, people know what to expect from the claims process and they can be patient. Most claims take a few months to resolve, however some can take just a few weeks. For an accurate timeframe for your claim, you should consult your law firm or personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can only provide an estimate though, so it’s important to remain realistic.