At Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with fractured collarbone advice for free, without putting you under any obligations. We realise this kind of injury can be highly traumatic, so we’re here to explain your legal options to you and to make things simpler. If you want to claim compensation, it doesn’t have to be difficult. We’d be happy to help.
Our advisers are available at all hours, throughout the week, so you can call us whenever you feel up to it. We’ll usually be able to tell you right away if claiming compensation is likely to be an option for you, and we can often provide an estimate of how much compensation that could be.
How claims are regulated
There are three principal rules affecting compensation claims. The first is that the claim must be made within three years (unless you were a child at the time, in which case the three year period starts when you turn 18). When the claim involves a simple injury like a fractured collarbone, it’s usually best to claim sooner rather than later, as this can make it easier to collect evidence.
The second rule is that a doctor must have treated you, so that there’s a proper medical record of your injuries, but this is unlikely not to be the case with an injury of this sort.
The third rule is that somebody else must be responsible for your accident. This is more often the case than you might expect. If you trip over a protruding paving stone in the street, for instance, your local council will most likely be responsible, as it is their job to take care of street maintenance. If you have any uncertainties about your situation, our advisers can help.
Finding a solicitor
To make an effective claim, you will need to have a good solicitor on your side. At Accident Advice Helpline we can provide one for you, saving you the trouble of traipsing round local solicitors’ offices and saving you from having to wait in queues. We can also make things easier on you financially, as we work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t need money to start your claim and, if it should be lost, you won’t need to pay at all. You will always be able to keep the bulk of any compensation paid to you.
The aim of the compensation system is to enable you to return to living your life as you did before your accident. This means that the amount you get will depend on the severity of your fracture and how it impacts your life. It will also take into account things like lost earnings if you have had to take time off work. If you have expenses relating to the claim, such as train tickets for necessary travel, send them to your solicitor and they may be able to be refunded. We will always aim to get you the best possible deal.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 4, 2014
Author: David Brown