How To Claim Compensation With Clearwater Solicitors
28th January 2014
If you’ve been injured in an accident that you were not to blame for, then speak with Clearwater Solicitors today to find out more about making a claim for compensation. We are a Lexcel-accredited law firm, which means we meet the highest possible standards for practice management, so you can rest assured your case is in good hands with us.
We specialise in the field of personal injury law. We strongly believe that people who have been injured in accidents they were not to blame for should have the right to receive compensation for their pain, suffering, loss of amenity and financial losses, and will strive to ensure that you succeed in your claim and recover all the money you deserve if you use us.
Our personal injury law firm contains solicitors with all kinds of specialities, so you will receive a legal representative who has skills and knowledge that directly relate to your injuries and the circumstances of your accident.
Some of the compensation claims we specialise in include:
This list is not exhaustive, so if you have been injured and you believe someone else’s negligence is to blame for the injury, then you should contact us to discuss making a personal injury claim.
You should start proceedings within three years of the date you realised you were injured – this is as a result of the UK’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims. There are exceptions to this; children have until their 21st birthday, while people who are mentally incapacitated have from three years of the date they regained capacity. Nonetheless, it is better for people to begin their personal injury claim as soon after the date they realised they were injured as possible – any delays could lead to the loss of evidence, and will almost certainly benefit the defendant more than the claimant.
In some instances, it may be appropriate for you to gather evidence to support your claim. Clearwater Solicitors can help you do so, but if possible, you should note down the name and contact information of the party you believe is liable. You should also have the incident recorded – in an accident at work, you should have the incident recorded in the accident book, whereas in a road traffic accident claim or criminal injury compensation claim, the police may become involved and take statements.
You should also have your injuries assessed by a medical professional. If you have not done so already, or if we feel like we need further information, we may ask you to undergo a medical examination.
Any evidence of losses you have sustained, such as bank statements, receipts and bills detailing expenses, or wage slips that can show you lost wages as a result of the incident, could also increase the size of your claim, so you should retain these and show them to Clearwater Solicitors.
Fill in our online enquiry form or call us on 08000 430 430 for more information.