If you drive a bus for a living there may well come a time when you ask the question: “Can I make a bus driver injury claim?”. To be even contemplating such a question it is likely you have been involved a road traffic accident, or been assaulted while at work and suffered some form of injury.
To learn whether you can make a claim involves seeking legal advice. Accident Advice Helpline is a well-respected personal injury law firm with solicitors who are experienced in dealing with a wide range of claims, including those involving bus driver injury claims. A simple phone call to one of our advisors is all it takes to ascertain if you have grounds for making a compensation claim.
Does your case merit a claim?
Whether your case is strong enough to merit a claim will be determined by the circumstances surrounding it. Generally, if you were responsible for the accident which caused your injury, you will not have a claim. To be able to make a successful claim for compensation you should be the innocent party. This generally means that someone else, such as the driver of another vehicle, caused the accident that led to you being injured.
Of course, the circumstances may not be straightforward and there may be doubt about who exactly was to blame. However, it is still worth contacting one of our personal injury lawyers, who will determine whether you do have grounds for making a bus driver injury claim.
What information will I be asked to provide?
The more information you can provide the better, as this will help your solicitor determine whether you can or cannot make a claim. Not only will he or she require your own recollections, but also the names and contact details of any witnesses who saw the incident.
If your injuries were the result of a road traffic accident or assault by a passenger, the police should have been involved and the name and service number of the investigating officer will be required.
Absolutely vital to the success of any injury compensation claim are your medical records. If you have not already been examined by a doctor for your injuries, you are strongly advised to see one without delay. The extent of your injuries and the impact they are having on your life could well determine the amount of any compensation.
Why make a claim?
The reason why people make personal injury claims is to seek recompense for pain and suffering and to replace money lost through time taken off work recovering, along with any additional expenses.
You should therefore, keep a note of wages lost as well as any incidental expenses, such as prescription costs, travel to and from medical appointments and if need be, the additional cost of care or assistance.
No win no fee**
The cost of making a claim, even where it is justified, can be off putting for many people. Accident Advice Helpline operates a no win no fee** scheme, which means that, if you do have grounds for a making a bus driver injury claim, you will be represented by a highly experienced solicitor and will not have to pay any money up front.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown