One of the most common things we hear people say to us at Accident Advice Helpline is that they didn’t realise they were still in time to make a personal injury claim. Whilst there is a deadline in place for all claims, it is longer than you might think, and you actually have three years from the date of your accident to make a personal injury claim for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. That means if you suffered a broken arm two years ago, you’re still within the claims deadline. Many people also don’t realise that it is possible to claim compensation for minor injuries such as broken arms and sprained ankles – not just life-changing injuries – and so they fail to get in touch with us.
Did you suffer a broken arm two years ago?
If you sustained a broken arm two years ago, you might find yourself wondering if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation and if so how much you could receive. The good news is that if somebody else was liable for your accident, you could make a personal injury claim. Here are a few example scenarios of accidents where somebody else was responsible:
- You slipped on a wet floor in a shop, where no warning signs were displayed
- You tripped on damaged pavement or flooring and fell
- You suffered crush injuries caused by faulty machinery at work in a factory
- You fell from a roof or ladder whilst at work
- You were involved in a forklift accident caused by a driver who had no training
- You broke your arm after being hit by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing
These are just a few examples of scenarios where somebody else could be at fault for your injuries, and in all these cases you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. The amount of compensation you could get depends on the severity of your injuries – for example if you have suffered a serious fracture that requires surgery and time off work to recover, you could receive a substantial personal injury settlement.
Take the 30-second test
The easiest way to find out how much compensation you could claim is to take the 30-second test on our website. This will give you an idea of what you could be entitled to receive, and then you can get in touch with us to find out if you have a viable claim. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get advice from our expert advisors. We don’t charge any fees for giving advice and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim, so it’s well worth getting in touch with us to find out more.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen