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HOW TO MAKE AN ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIM

If you are suffering from an injury caused by the carelessness or negligence of another then you should be concentrating on relaxing and recovering. Allow Ocean Accident Claims to concentrate on recovering 100% of the compensation that you are entitled to. Using our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors we can reclaim the compensation that you are entitled to for you. Just follow these four simple steps to get the accident claim heavyweights fighting in your corner.

The first step is to accurately document everything of the accident that you remember. This will give your claim further credence and reliability. All names and contact information must be taken from all parties involved at the site of the accident including any witnesses. It is standard practice during any automobile accident for all parties to comply with this, so the offending party will more than likely prompt you to document the accident. If it is possible to obtain statements from eye-witnesses then do so, they could aide your Accident Compensation Claim.

Secondly the accident and the injury need to be reported to the appropriate authority. For example if the accident occurred in a motor vehicle collision then the law enforcement needs to be contacted for a full and complete police report to be made. Alternatively if the injury is obtained at your workplace then your supervisor needs to be accurately informed. If you are unaware who the appropriate authority is, simply phone the police and they will be able to advise you.

You must contact your Injury Solicitor in timely fashion with all the correct information. Failure to do so or a delay in action could have detrimental effects on your claim. The authorities will question why you delayed the decision to act immediately and report the injury. By contacting Ocean Accident Claims quickly, our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors will be able to start processing your claim immediately. This will help speed up the claims process and you could receive your compensation considerable quicker.

Next a thorough medical examination will have to be undergone to determine the extent and seriousness of the injury. The subsequent medical report will notify the necessary parties of the full extent of the injuries and their repercussions.

Complying with these simple yet necessary steps, your chances of successfully making an Accident Compensation Claim will be increased significantly.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to a claim. Phone our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors on 0141 442 0122 for more information and advice.

Is there a time limit on claiming?

By law, your employer cannot dismiss you for making and Accident Compensation Claim. Employers are legally required to be insured against staff accidents so it is their insurance company that will pay your compensation and not your employer.

If I have suffered an injury at work, will my employment be compromised?

By law, your employer cannot dismiss you for making and Accident Compensation Claim. Employers are legally required to be insured against staff accidents so it is their insurance company that will pay your compensation and not your employer.

Will I have to pay to make a claim?

You will not have to have to pay Ocean Accident Claims for the Solicitor. If you win the case, the legal costs are recovered from the other side.

How much compensation will I get?

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It is impossible to determine the exact amount that you will receive because all cases are judged independently. Variables such as the extent of the injury and the subsequent impact upon life are taken into account before the decision if finalised.

Will I have to go to court?

The majority of Accident Compensation Claims are settled out of court. Only rare, mitigating cases may be forced to go to court.

Will I have to get a medical?

You are required to undergo a medical to confirm the extent of your injuries and determine their implications and ramifications.

Will I have to fill out a lot of paperwork?

The lawyer will fill out the vast majority of the paperwork so you can concentrate on recovering from the injury.

If you have any further questions, then call our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors on 0141 442 0122.

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AND COMPENSATION CALCULATOR

We understand that you may want to know how much compensation you could receive. However, the amount of compensation awarded varies from case to case, depending on the injuries, so we are not able to give an exact amount.

Please use our interactive guide below to see the typical compensation awards received for different types of accident and injury.

These amounts are accepted as the standard guidelines for awarding compensation and you should be wary of any company that promises you more than is shown here.

Simply find an area of the body

Head and Neck Injuries

Brain Damage arrow £9,875 to £257,750
Minor head injury arrow £1,400 to £8,100
Facial Injuries
  • Cheek bones
arrow £1,500 to £10,100
  • Jaw fractures
arrow £4,100 to £29,000
  • Facial disfigurement
arrow £2,500 to £62,000 (females)
£2,500 to £42,000 (males)
Eye Injuries arrow £2,500 to £172,500
Ear Injuries arrow £8,000 to £70,000
Whiplash/General Neck injuries arrow £850 to £95,000
Psychiatric Damage
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
arrow up to £32,000
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
arrow £2,500 to £64,250

Torso Injuries

Whiplash/General Neck injuries arrow £850 to £95,000
Back injuries arrow £5,000 to £108,000
Shoulder injuries arrow £2,750 to £30,750
Chest and Lung Injuries arrow £20,000 to £35,000
Asbestos-related Lung disease arrow £30,750 to £81,500
Fractured ribs arrow up to £2,500
Food poisoning arrow £600 to £33,500
Quadriplegia arrow £206,750 to £257,750
Paraplegia arrow £140,000 to £181,5000

Arm Injuries

Arm Injuries arrow up to £191,500
Shoulder injuries arrow £2,750 to £30,750
Wrist injuries arrow £2,250 to £38,250
Hand injuries arrow £600 to £129,000
Finger Injuries arrow up to £23,500
Loss of thumb arrow £22,750 to £35,000
Vibration White Finger / Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome arrow £1,900 to £20,250

Leg Injuries

Leg Injuries arrow £5,750 to £180,000
Knee Injuries arrow up to £61,500
Ankle injuries arrow up to £32,000
Foot injuries arrow up to £128,500
Toe injuries arrow up to £36,000

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau says it’s our “civil and legal right” to make an accident claim. But 69% of us don’t make an accident claim. Don’t miss out on what’s rightfully yours. Please note that with your consent Ocean Accident Claims may refer your case to other selected Solicitors to deal with.

ONLINE CLAIM FORM

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, fill in your details below and one of our friendly advisor’s will call to discuss making a compensation claim on a no win no fee basis.

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