A lot of people who work as private tutors are self-employed, so if you have been injured you may be thinking, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a private tutor?’ You might also be concerned about the cost of pursuing a personal injury claim.
Consulting a lawyer
The first step to pursuing a private tutor personal injury claim is to consult a reputable lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline has over a decade of experience in specialising in personal injury cases, and has a free, 24-hour helpline to make it easier for you to take that first step.
If you are worried about the cost – both in real terms, and in terms of your time – then let us put your mind at rest. Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win, no fee basis, which means there is no charge for starting a claim. We also find that most claimants will not need to attend court.
It may be enough to provide us with the contact details of your GP in order to gather any required medical evidence. However, you may need to attend an additional medical assessment.
Where did the accident take place?
One of the first questions that your lawyer will ask you is where your accident as a private tutor occurred. As a private tutor you may work out of your own home, in the home of your clients, or in a public place like a café or library. This is important because you can only claim for an injury sustained as the result of an accident that was the fault of someone else. What this means is that you cannot claim if, for example, you were in your own home, and fell over a footstool that you had left out. However, if you were working in a local café, and slipped on some spilled coffee that should have been cleaned up, then you may be able to claim for an accident as a private tutor.
When can I claim for an accident as a private tutor?
There is a time limit on personal injury claims. Except in some very specific circumstances, you must claim within three years of the accident. We have, however, always found it best to begin your claim as soon as you can. This is to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Will I get compensation?
First of all, you need to be aware that compensation may not be paid out in every case. The advisors at Accident Advice Helpline can assess the likelihood of receiving compensation if you decide to claim for your accident as a private tutor. Our free 30-second test on our homepage can also tell you if you are eligible, and how much you could stand to claim.
In order to start your claim, or to talk to one of our advisors, call today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Or, you can text claim365 to 88010 and one of our helpful advisors will call you back.
Date Published: November 26, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd