How to Know if You’re Eligible For Compensation
We live in an age where you can get the compensation that you deserve. Twenty years ago, you would have to jump through several hurdles to speak to an attorney to advise you on whether you could make a claim. This often deterred people who were eligible because they were scared of having to pay for the fees. Fortunately today, making a claim has never been easier. Below you’ll find out how to know if you’re eligible for compensation in a stress-free manner.
Accident or Injury?
The most common claims for compensation come from suffering from an accident or injury. This might take place in a public space, a business or inside your home. If you had an accident through no fault of your own, you might be eligible. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. This can be anything from slipping on wet floor in the supermarket to injuring yourself through a faulty product. But you need to be realistic. You’ll more than likely only be able to make a claim if the accident or injury caused you significant problems. Best option? Book an appointment so that you can speak to an injury attorney. Book an appointment. You can expect to start with a consultation. They’ll listen to what happened and then give you advice on what to do next.
If you buy something from the shop and the product malfunctions, you might be able to claim compensation. Especially if it is has caused you an injury or damage to your property. An example of this is buying a faulty electronic product. Because it’s not working properly, it can potentially overheat. This has the potential to then start a fire. Things like this have happened dozens of times in the past. And every time it caused thousands of dollars of damage. Speak to an attorney. You might need to write down a list of the property damage.
Don’t Take Advantage
A quick word of warning. As a consequence of the ease of seeking compensation, more false claims are made each week. This is the worst thing to do. Attorneys are smart to identify all the dirty tactics involved in making a false claim. You stand every chance of being reported to the police. Granted, there’s a fine line between deserving compensation for minor negligence and someone accusing you of making it up. Especially since everything is subjective. For this reason, you’re best to speak to an attorney first to get their advice and opinions on whether you should pursue or not.
Am I owed compensation for SIPP mis-selling?
Were you advised to place your existing pension into a SIPP? SIPPs are normally only suitable for experienced investors who want to personally manage their pension and the investments in it. If you have a SIPP and this was not your intention you may have been given inadequate advice or even misled about the risk involved. If so, you may have been a victim of SIPP mis-selling – and you may be able to make a mis-sold SIPP claim.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
If you think you might be eligible, the first thing you should do is contact an attorney or lawyer. Explain your situation and take their advice very seriously. Most have a no win no fee policy. And this makes it risk free on your behalf. Just remember the seriousness of trying to take advantage of the situation. Get sound advice from someone who knows what they’re doing. Someone that’s an expert. Only then you’ll know if you’re eligible.