Should you make an accident claim?
If you have been the victim of an accident – especially one that was in no way your fault – you will obviously want to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. From car crashes to workplace incidents, there are many different scenarios that can lead to personal injury compensation. Nevertheless, you also don’t want to waste your time if you do not have a chance of getting compensation, do you?
Keeping that in mind, in this article we will take a look at three factors that will help you to determine whether you should make an accident claim in Redcar and Cleveland or not.
Who caused the accident?
There is only one place to begin and this is by determining who is at fault for the accident that you had. In order to make an accident claim you will need to prove that someone else made an error or acted negligently and it was this that resulted in your injuries. You definitely won’t be able to make a claim if you are at fault for the incident occurring yourself, so think carefully about what evidence you have on your side.
Did you see a doctor for your injuries?
If you have suffered an injury it is imperative that you see a doctor. Of course this is important for health reasons but it is also vital for your case as well. When people suffer minor injuries they are often tempted to cope with it themselves, as they can’t think of anything worse than a trip to the hospital! However, if you are not professionally diagnosed with your injury you will not be able to prove that you have sustained an injury and thus you will find it impossible to claim.
When did the incident occur?
Last but not least, the incident must have happened within the last three years if you want to make an accident claim in Redcar and Cleveland. This is the time limit on all types of personal injury cases. You have three years from the date of the incident. The only exceptions are those whereby injuries or illnesses develop over time, such as asbestosis etc., and thus you will have three years from the date of diagnosis instead.
How to get in touch with us to make an accident claim in Redcar and Cleveland
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 you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010?
Date Published: 20th October 2015