The law is clear. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation.
It is also clear that in order to afford everyone suitable protection, there is a time limit associated with your right to file a claim.
Generally speaking a claim must be made within three years of the date of your accident or when you first became aware of your injuries. This is especially relevant when it comes to illnesses or industrial diseases, which may take some time to develop from initial exposure or the ‘incident’ that caused them.
If you are unsure whether or not you are still within the legal time limit for your specific case, then we suggest you speak to an accident lawyer in Viewpark to find out more. They will be able to provide you with all of the information you need and can confirm whether or not you are able to still make a claim.
The accident lawyer in Viewpark
As well as providing you with details on your eligibility to make a claim an accident lawyer in Viewpark can also provide you with support throughout the entire claims process.
They will make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork in place and filed correctly. They can handle correspondence on your behalf and will also make sure that the right evidence is gathered to support your claim.
This evidence can take various forms, but in the first instance will include your medical records. These will demonstrate the nature of the injuries you have sustained. They will then arrange for you to be assessed by an independent medical expert, who will write a report detailing the effect that your injuries have had on you since the accident.
It may be that you had to have time off from work as a result of your injuries, and this may have caused a reduction in your income. You may have had to pay for travel to hospital and other medical appointments, as well as perhaps childcare for children if you were unable to look after them on your own.
These are all things that should be taken into account. The simple fact is that if you have had an accident that was not your fault then you should not be left out of pocket as a result.
Contact us to find out more about your claim
If you would like to find out more about making a claim for compensation with an accident lawyer in Viewpark then please contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Call 0800 069 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile and our advisors will give you all the information you need.
Date Published: 2nd December 2014