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Start Your Compensation Claim Process with a Dependable Solicitor

Being involved in any kind of accident can be a traumatising experience. And that experience is always made worse if the accident was somebody else’s fault. The good news is if you have been injured through no fault of your own, then you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation. The bad news? Not all claims are clear-cut, so it really does pay to have a dependable solicitor on your side throughout the claims process.

The Importance of a Good Solicitor

Accidents claims are never straightforward or clear-cut. It is common for there to be conflicting reports and evidence problems. And sometimes, even if you present a strong case, the other side can contest liability or the claim value. During these times, experienced solicitors know what to do, and you can depend on your solicitor to do what’s right for you.

Dependable Solicitors

Solicitors market themselves as many things. ‘Experienced’ and ‘compassionate’ are two of the most common. However, what you really want is a dependable solicitor - somebody who will be there when you need them to be, and somebody who will fight your corner every step of the way. At UK Claim Lawyers, our solicitors are just that. We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide, and we are always there for our clients. So if you want to begin claim, get in touch with us for legal representation that you can rely on.

Your legal right to make a claim

If you have been injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault, then it is your right to begin claim under UK law. However, there are eligibility criteria for doing so.

The first of those criteria is a time-based one. To have a legitimate claim, the accident in which you were injured must have happened no more than three years ago, or the date your injuries first became clear must be no more than three years ago. The reason for this is under UK law, claims become time-barred or statute barred after three years.

The second of those criteria is based on liability. You cannot be wholly responsible (100 per cent liable) for the accident in which you were injured. You must have a level of diminished liability to have a legitimate claim. For example, you can make a claim if you were partly responsible for your accident (say 75 per cent) but not if you were completely responsible.

So long as you meet these criteria, it is highly likely that you are eligible for compensation – and you could be owed several thousand pounds. So, it is worthwhile seeking legal advice from a dependable solicitor, to establish how strong your case for compensation really is.