There are two types of Bradford accident injury. Both of them can be very unpleasant and they can both hurt but that’s where the similarity ends. There are major differences between a Bradford accident injury that you can start a personal injury claim for and a Bradford accident injury that you cannot claim for. Here are some more details.
A Bradford accident injury that you can start a personal injury claim for
You can start a personal injury claim for a Bradford accident injury that was not your fault. This means that you can identify someone that was at fault for your accident – this will be the person that a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will be pursuing to get you compensation.
You can start a Bradford accident injury claim because you have been hurt at work – if your employer was at fault for your injury.
- Did your employer fail to risk assess the task that you were carrying out when you were hurt?
- Did your employer ask you to work with dangerous chemicals (this could be something as simple as cleaning chemicals) without providing you with the appropriate personal protective equipment?
- Did your employer fail to provide you with adequate training to carry out a work task safely?
You can also start a Bradford accident injury claim if you were injured in a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall in the street.
Accident Advice Helpline will give you all the advice and legal support that you need.
A Bradford accident injury that you cannot start a personal injury claim for
You cannot start a personal injury claim for a Bradford accident injury if the accident was your fault – this means something that you did or failed to do caused the accident.
If you drove your car into another person’s car because you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs then you will not be able to make a claim from them!
You cannot make a claim if you were not injured. If you fell over a paving slab that was clearly marked as a hazard in the street and you got straight back up with only your dignity bruised then you would be unlikely to make a claim. Most people who make personal injury claims needed medical attention for their injuries and the medical records provide a vital piece of evidence about the injury.
Accident Advice Helpline will probably not be able to help you if your accident was more than three years ago because there are legal time limits which apply to personal injury claims. However, there are some exceptions to these rules so it is always worth checking with Accident Advice Helpline if you are unsure.