If you had a wheelchair accident in the last three years, you may now be thinking how to make a wheelchair accident claim. Although using a wheelchair has become relatively easier in recent years with many public spaces having increased their wheelchair facilities, much remains to be done. You may have found that using your wheelchair remains quite difficult, with limited access and risks to your personal safety due to obstructions that many able-bodied people do not even stop to think about. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can be a great help to you. We have long-running experience in helping people to raise claims for financial compensation for accidents they did not cause themselves.
Using a wheelchair
In the United Kingdom today, there are many rules and regulations covering your wheelchair use in public spaces. Many public areas have to have wheelchair access, while others not covered by the law freely provide step-free access. Indeed, comparing the current situation with that of fifty or a hundred years ago, one can be impressed with the improvements made.
Nonetheless, much remains to be done for wheelchair users. Many buildings continue to be impossible to access without help. Public transport and many roads and pavements can be difficult to use, with limited public investment, or even will to ameliorate conditions.
Your wheelchair accident may have been caused by hazardous conditions due to negligence or lack of care on the part of others. Your wheelchair may have fallen over due to an unsteady floor or bad maintenance by public or private owners of the space you were in. Perhaps your accident was the result of reckless behaviour by others. Someone may have ignored your presence, resulting in your accident. If your wheelchair accident was caused by someone else, you could be in a position to raise a claim for compensation.
Raising a claim for financial compensation
You can check what your potential claim could be worth by going online and using our free, 30-second claim calculator located on our website. The calculator will ask you a series of short questions about your wheelchair accident and then state the potential value of your claim.
If you prefer to speak to someone, simply call us on 0800 689 0500 on our free, 24-hour helpline. One of our expert advisors will go through the details of your wheelchair accident with you. Your advisor will ask you for many of the details about the accident, including how the accident happened, who you think is to blame for it and what evidence you have for it. If there were witnesses to the accident, it is important to tell us so that we can help you build a b case for compensation.
If we think you have a potential claim, one of our no win, no fee personal injury solicitors will take on your case. Your solicitor will help guide you through the legal process and advise you on your best course of action.
Date Published: November 4, 2014
Author: David Brown