If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be wondering how much compensation you could be awarded. With regards to this, there are 3 main ways to calculate how much you are owed from your accident or injury:
- Claims Calculators
Using a calculator for injury claims is a quick and easy way to get an estimated pay-out for your injuries. Claims calculators allow you to select your type of injury, and tick a box for other options, such as whether you received medical attention, and where you were injured – and based on the information you input, it will give you an estimate for your claim. This is particularly useful for people who are unable to speak on the phone due to their injuries, or for people who would simply rather not speak with somebody yet.
And the best part is, most of these calculators are found on law firm’s websites, so should you wish to find out more about your legal rights following an accident, it will be easy to do so – all you will have to do is request a call back, or pick up the phone yourself.
- Discuss your accident with a claims advisor
Claims advisors are at hand to help you understand your legal rights following an accident, and to answer all your claims-related questions. To speak with a claims advisor, you are going to need to call an accident helpline. There are plenty to choose from; simply search on Google for “accident advice helpline”. These helplines are staffed by claims advisors and they are operated by law firms, so not only are they regulated, but they have access to past case files and other information to provide you with a more accurate estimate.
Accident helplines that are free, and those that are offered without obligation, are a valuable tool that anybody can use following a personal injury.
- Discuss your accident with a personal injury solicitor
This option is a step above speaking to a claims advisor. A solicitor will be able to provide actual legal advice to you following an accident, since they are not limited in the type of information they can provide. They can inform you of your legal rights following an accident and they will help you to understand where you stand legally. To speak with a solicitor about your case, you can either pop into a local law firm that specialises in personal injury, or you can escalate your enquiry with the accident helpline that you call.
The legal advice provided to you by a solicitor will be offered without obligation, and initial consultations are usually free, so you have nothing to lose by speaking to a solicitor.