If you are thinking of making a claim for compensation but are not sure whether you will qualify, we can help you understand the conditions that need to be met.
Being eligible to make a bus accident in the West Midlands can lead to a compensation award that changes your life for the better, providing much-needed funds to supplement an income or purchase equipment to maintain your independence.
Who can make a claim for personal injury?
If you meet the following three requirements, you may be eligible to start a claim:
- The start date of your claim is within three years of the accident
- Your injuries were treated by a medical professional
- A negligent third party was to blame for the accident
Let’s look more closely at each of these requirements.
Time limit for a bus accident in the West Midlands claim
In some cases the three-year timescale can be extended, with one of these instances being when a child is involved. It is also worth knowing that in cases where your injury was not immediately apparent, as is sometimes the case with whiplash for example, the date on which it was formally attributed to the accident may be taken and used to make the claim.
Treatment for your injuries
Medical attention for the injuries sustained in an accident is often received at the scene, but again this is not always the case. As with some whiplash injuries previously mentioned, if pain has not been felt for several days after the incident, it is more likely that the person will seek medical treatment from their own GP.
This does not mean that you are ineligible, as the criteria are flexible to a degree. We can clarify anything that you are unsure about if you phone our friendly helpline advisors.
No-fault personal injury claims
Personal injury claims must be made against a third party who has acted negligently, and for this reason you must not have been to blame for causing the accident.
In the case of public transport accidents, it could be the company that is at fault, a driver or other member of staff. Your personal injury solicitor will identify who the claim is to be made against, and then begin negotiations for your compensation award once all the evidence is at hand.
If you need clarification on any more information or would like to start a claim today for your bus accident in the West Midlands, just call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our friendly advisors will confirm your eligibility, and can also offer you an estimate of the award you might receive.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown