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What happens with my question?
Once you have submitted your question and provided us with the necessary details, your question will be read and answered by one of our team of experienced compensation claims solicitors here at Bonallack and Bishop [the law firm who run this How To Claim Compensation website] who will advise you on whether you have a case, the best way for you to proceed and what you can expect.
What do you do with my details?
We will ask you to provide us with your email address and a contact telephone number. We ask for a telephone number so that should we need more details from you in order for us to review your claim, we can do this in a timely manner enabling us to get your response in the ‘under an hour’ timeframe.
How long will my claim take?
Unfortunately, this is an impossible question. Each no-fault compensation claim is different and will need to be settled in accordance to the details and circumstances surrounding the claim. For example, in a straightforward case where the defendant accepts fault and your monetary request for compensation, a claim may be settled in a matter of months. If the claim is more complicated, liability needs to be proved or the amount of compensation is contested, there may be a court case involved for evidence to be assessed. This is another reason to make sure you engage with one of our experts and can be advised of exactly what is likely to happen.
What happens if I decide to pursue a claim?
Once you have asked a question and received your personalised response you may decide to proceed with a claim for compensation. Our expert may be able to take on your claim for you, in which case a letter will be sent to the defendant with details of your case, demonstrating their negligence. The defendant will then take some time to investigate your claim and decide whether or not to contest.
The defendant may make a Part 36 offer to the claimant, offering to settle part or the entire claim before court proceedings start. If a defendant accepts liability, you may be able to settle on a sum without the need to go to court. If the defendant does not respond or an agreement cannot be reached, your claims expert will take care of preparing your case for court and then it will be up to a judge to decide on the outcome.
How much compensation will I receive?
This will depend on the nature of the case and the injury or damages sustained. There is obviously a huge difference between say a work accident claim involving a broken finger resulting in little time off work, compared to a catastrophic claim against the NHS involving permanent disability.
Ensuring that you have a suitable expert with experience in dealing with claims of a similar nature as yours means that you have the best chance of securing compensation which is fair and in accordance with the inconvenience you have suffered.
Making Compensation Claims
Nowadays many of us are are much more ready to make compensation claims when we feel we have been wronged in some way or other.
This has led to newspapers and pundits decrying the ‘compensation culture’ and the mad scramble for business by compensation websites that exists in the UK and around the world – but this isn’t accurate and we are all entitled to turn to the law when we are wronged.
That is why the laws are there in the first place.
Many comp claims are made when someone has been injured at work, in a car accident, at home or or for any other kind of accident.
Others are made when someone has paid for a particular product or service which does not meet expectations.
Whatever the reasons for making such claims, the claimant generally has suffered an injury which has led to personal distress and may lead to loss of earnings, suffered an infringement of his rights or not received what he has paid for.
When claiming for compensation it is always important to emphasise that the claimant has suffered through no fault of his or her own.
The claim is made against the person or organisation that has caused the hurt.
When seeking a comp claim the claimant must go through the legal process. Unless the person or body admits liability this will mean going through the civil courts.
In court the claimant, or usually his solicitor, will have to prove that he was not responsible for his misfortune. So it is vitally important that the necessary information and evidence is gathered when making compensation claims for injuries.
If the claim is to be successful the evidence must be strong enough to persuade the court that compensation must be paid.
It must be also be strong enough to counter any defence put up by the respondent.
The crucial point in all compensation claims is that the claimant must be able to demonstrate he was not responsible for the misfortune, while at the same time identifying who was culpable.
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