A few things tend to be said about the world of personal injury claims, but how many of them are actually true? If you’ve got doubts about making a claim, because of common myths and rumours, then we have all the answers to put your mind at rest!
‘You have to pay legal fees win or lose’ – False!
In fact, with First4lawyers, you only have to pay our legal costs if you win your claim. This amount will be deducted from the compensation you are awarded, and will never exceed 25% of the full amount.
‘You can only make a claim straight after the accident’ – False!
In most cases, you can make a claim within three years of your accident taking place. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but our legal experts will always give you all the information you need before you start your claim.
‘Your employer can dismiss you for making a claim against them’ – False!
It is against the law for employers to dismiss workers just for claiming against them following an accident at work.
‘Claims management companies will send you spam messages’ – False!
We are firmly against using any methods of ‘spam marketing’ and we don’t believe in cold-calling or pressure selling. We only get in touch with you if you contact us first, either by completing our online claim form or by speaking to us about your claim over the phone.
‘You cannot claim for an accident abroad’ – False!
It’s possible to claim for an accident that happens overseas. In the majority of cases, the travel provider is responsible for your health and safety, especially if you’re on holiday.
The same can apply to business trips taken where you may have been injured under someone else’s supervision.