You would be shocked to discover how many people have missed out on personal injury compensation when they would have been entitled to it. This is because they don’t make claims in Sefton in the first place, as they don’t realise they could be eligible for compensation. Keeping that in mind, in this post we are going to help you to determine whether you should make a claim.
Making claims in Sefton
When determining whether you are likely to be entitled to compensation, you need to ask yourself three key questions, which are as follows:
- Who caused the accident? This is imperative. If you are to claim, you need to show that someone else is responsible for the accident, either by making an error or acting negligently and that this caused your injuries. You certainly won’t be able to claim if you caused the accident. After all, you can hardly launch a compensation case against yourself! If you were partially to blame, you may be entitled to some compensation, yet the amount will be considerably lower to reflect your involvement.
- Have you seen a doctor for your injuries? A lot of people elect to cope with their injuries themselves when they are only suffering from minor symptoms. However, it is vital to see a doctor, as they will provide you with a professional medical report, and this is the most important piece of evidence in any claim. This report will state your medical diagnoses, the extent of your injuries and the treatment plan you need to follow, which is then used to determine how much money you will get.
- When did the accident occur? Last but not least, there is a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. Therefore, if you were involved in a fall on 17th May 2014 you will have until 16th May 2017 to make a claim, yet it is vital to note that court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. There are exceptions to this time limit, such as when injuries have developed over time, for example industrial deafness and as a consequence it is impossible to pinpoint an accident date. In such situations, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Call, text or complete the handy 30 second calculator on our website. The details you need are:
Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
You can try the quick and easy 30 second test on our website.
Or why not text ‘Claim365’ to 88010?