If you were recently injured using your wheelchair, you may be looking for a good place to find wheelchair injury advice. Since we were established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of individuals make claims for financial compensation for accidents they did not cause themselves. If your wheelchair accident happened in the last three years and was caused by someone else, you may be able to start a legal process to gain compensation for it.
When you contact us, one of the first things we will ask you is to give us details about who caused your accident. It is important to provide us with as much proof that you have of the other person’s culpability. Perhaps there is CCTV footage of your accident, which you can check with the public authority or private business responsible for the area you were injured in. There may also be witnesses who can help support your claim.
Many places in Britain make provisions for wheelchair users. Public buildings and many pavements and footpaths are designed so that wheelchairs users can have easy access. Nonetheless, although the situation has strongly improved in recent decades with increased attention to health and safety regulations, there are still many areas that remain difficult or impossible to access using a wheelchair.
Unfortunately, sometimes the difficulty of using a wheelchair in public can result in an accident. You may have fallen from your wheelchair or it may have toppled due to the badly maintained roads or pavements of building entrances. You may have been using public transport, or entered a private property like a restaurant, bar or shopping area and have suffered an injury because of negligence or recklessness.
The benefits of claiming financial compensation
Your wheelchair injury may have left you with a significant psychological or physical trauma, requiring counselling or medical care. In both cases, raising a claim for financial compensation could help you meet medical or travel expenses. You may have experienced loss of earnings as a result of your wheelchair accident, or otherwise find it difficult to continue your life in the same way as before. Financial compensation can not only be yours by right, but also be of significant help in your daily life.
What advice can we offer you?
There are different ways in which you can seek wheelchair injury advice from Accident Advice Helpline. First, you can simply use our free online claim calculator. This self-service claim calculator asks a series of short questions and is able to give you a quick indication about the amount of your potential compensation. If you prefer to speak with one of our call advisors, simply call 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 if you are using a mobile. Your call advisor will go through your wheelchair injury with you and advise you on your possible next steps. If they believe you have a claim to compensation, you will be represented by one of our expert personal injury solicitors. All of our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis.
Date Published: November 4, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a public place