If you have been injured in an accident then you might be wondering if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. We are always hearing stories in the news and seeing reports on TV of people who have sustained injuries and made successful claims. But what exactly is a personal injury claim – do you know?
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is defined as ‘… a legal process used to recover financial compensation for anyone who has suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own. A personal injury can be a physical or psychological injury or illness. The term ‘personal injury’ covers a broad spectrum of injury and accident types and can include diseases and deaths.’
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you think that your injury meets the above definition then chances are you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim. But as well as knowing what a personal injury claim is, you also have to be aware of the eligibility criteria for making a claim. Somebody else must be responsible for your accident, you must have sought medical attention for your injuries and your accident must have happened in the past three years. Provided you can say yes to these criteria then Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim.
Can I make a personal injury claim for stress at work?
We’ve answered the question, “What is a personal injury claim?” but what about claiming for things like stress at work? This isn’t a physical injury but it is something that you could be eligible to make a claim for, if it can be proven that somebody else’s negligence (usually your employer) has led to your stress. For example, if your employer forced you to work extra hours or you were put under stress due to staff shortages or bullying at work that were reported to but not addressed by your employer, you could be entitled to compensation for your emotional distress. Stress can lead to physical and mental illness and is often responsible for the development of anxiety and depression, so any personal injury lawyer will take a claim for workplace stress compensation very seriously.
How can we help you?
If you think you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation or you would like to find out more about making a claim then it’s a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident – actually, the sooner, the better. You can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about claiming or ask us any questions you have about the claims process. Or why not take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much you could receive in compensation if your claim is successful? When you call us there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point as all advice is offered on a no-obligation basis.
Date Published: October 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen