Should you make an accident claim in Leigh?
If someone has caused you harm, you should feel able to take legal action against them. In most cases, however, the person who caused your injury may not have intended to harm you at all. If they didn’t see your vehicle on the road, for example, they may have collided with you unintentionally.
Similarly, if someone knocked into you on the street and caused you to fall, it’s likely that they simply didn’t notice you and not that they meant to hurt you.
Often, potential claimants feel reluctant to make a claim against someone who made a genuine error which resulted in an accident occurring. Whilst this may be a kind attitude to take, it may not be the best thing to do in the long-term.
If your injuries take months to heal, for example, you could suffer severe financial hardship as a result. Similarly, you may not anticipate the amount of pain and discomfort you’ll be in whilst you’re injuries are treated.
Is it right to make an injury claim?
Even if someone didn’t intend to harm you, you could still make an accident claim in Leigh. Providing they caused your injury, they can be held responsible for the incident, regardless of what their intentions were.
In addition to this, many accidents are covered by people’s insurers so, when you make your accident claim in Leigh, you may not even be taking money directly from the person who caused you harm.
If you’re hurt at work, for example, your employer should have a liability policy in place and it’s likely that their insurer will actually pay the compensation you’re awarded. Similarly, if you’re hurt in a road traffic collision, the other driver’s insurance policy should cover the cost of the compensation you receive.
Whilst you may be hesitant about making an accident claim in Leigh, you’re within your rights to do so. If you were injured some time ago but you’ve yet to make a claim, it may not be too late.
Generally, claimants are given up to 3 years’ to make a claim, so you may still be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own and you obtained medical treatment for your injuries, contact us now and find out more about claiming compensation. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and our advisers will do everything they can to provide the help you need.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown