What you need to know about making accident and injury claims in Stockport
If you have been involved in an accident and have been injured as a result then there is a good chance that you will want to make a claim for compensation. If you do decide to go down this route then there are certain things you ought to be aware of.
The solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in helping people make accident and injury claims in Stockport. In fact this is all we have been doing since 2000 so we really do know what we’re talking about. We can therefore help you not only make your claim but get the maximum amount of compensation that you might be entitled to.
Continue reading to find out more.
Not everyone can claim
It is important to be aware at the outset that not everyone can make accident and injury claims in Stockport. This is because there are strict legal criteria that must be met in order for a claim to go ahead.
Firstly, it is essential that you have suffered an injury as a result of the accident. This does not mean that you had a slight cut on your hand – it must be serious enough that you genuinely needed medical attention. It may be that the cut was bad enough that you needed stitches, and you might have had to take time off work to either be treated, or to recover. This would then be a legitimate reason to claim.
It is also worth noting that accident and injury claims in Stockport are not just made for physical injuries. It is also possible to make them for psychological injuries as well. This can include loss of sleep, nightmares and post-traumatic stress. As long as you have advised your GP or other medical professionals of the problems and are seeking treatment then your claim will be valid.
There are time limits
It is also important to note that there are strict time limits in place for making accident and injury claims in Stockport. Generally speaking these are three years from the date of the accident occurring. However, there are some situations in which these limits do not apply.
The best way to find out more is to speak to one of the team at Accident Advice Helpline. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile we will be able to provide you with free, no obligation advice.
Call today to find out if you can make a claim for compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: 7th May 2015
Author: David Brown