I have a friend who was in an accident two years ago. She slipped on a wet floor in the public library and broke her left leg. She should have talked to an accident solicitor Horton, where shel lives but she didn’t make a claim at the time because she had to leave the country for a new job in Iran.
She’s a reporter and even though she did go there, she couldn’t really do her job for the first three months. The first three weeks she was in crutches and then recovery also took a while. She had to wait to really get better before being able to go on the field again. You need to move fast, you see? So she missed a big promotion that she probably would’ve got, but her colleague got instead. Because he was on the field, getting all the stories, and she was just doing office support and editing. She’s so upset about it. Now she’s back in England, trying to figure out if there is any way to get any compensation for what’s happened. But .. is it too late?
What is the time frame for making a personal injury claim?
You are allowed to make a claim for compensation three years from the date of the accident. So yes, your friend is still in this time window. Any accident solicitor in Horton can tell you that as long as she can prove that the accident happened out of somebody else’s fault, she is entitled to receive personal injury compensation.
How much money are we talking about?
Nobody, not even an accident solicitor Horton could guarantee the amount she will receive as compensation. However, we can make an estimate, based on the details of her case, comparing it to other similar cases. You can do that yourself, also, by checking the Testimonials page.
What expenses get covered?
In the case of the journalist who missed her promotion because of a wet floor, the expenses covered include, besides the medical bills, the impact that the accident had on her career. This will be carefully evaluated during the lawsuit and then translated into a monetary compensation.
Where can she find an accident solicitor in Horton?
Many people like to work with smaller, local companies. However, when it comes to personal injury claims, the most advisable thing to do is to choose a law firm that has plenty of experience with cases like yours.
Accident Advice Helpline has been working with personal injury claims for the past 10 years. Give us a call to know more, at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. It’s free to call and you can have a conversation with one of our advisers who can give you some good tips about how to handle your case.
Date Published: 18th June 2013