The number of personal injury claims in Cardiff is rising but in truth it could be more, because many people make the decision not to make a claim even though they have a good case. This article will look at that all important decision – whether you should or should not claim.
When you Can Claim
The law looks very simple. Here in the UK, you can make a claim if you have been injured some time in the last three years in an accident that was not your fault. The type of accident is not important – it can be anything from an injury in the workplace to road traffic accident, fall in a public place, claims against a hospital for negligence or indeed anything else. What is important is whether it conforms to those main factors of blame injury and timing.
Deciding Not to Claim
However, one trend we’ve seen over the years is people who do have a great case to bring but neglect to claim for one reason or another. Often this is because they do not realise that they are entitled to make a claim at all. If this is the case then it can be a shame because they could be getting all sorts of help and support which could prove to be critical in helping them to get back on their feet.
However some people actively make the decision not to claim because they think it will do more harm than good. A common example is someone who has been injured in an accident in the workplace. They may think they have a claim to make and they may be struggling with the financial implications of their injuries, but for one reason or another they simply do not make a claim.
The reason of course is fear about what will happen to their job if they do. If you make a claim you may be worried about how it will impact on your employment prospects. You may be concerned that your employers will take punitive action against you simply because you decided to make a claim, but don’t worry. It is against the law for employers to take any action against people just because they have taken the decision to claim. If they do, then you will have cause to take further action against them.
Making Personal Injury Claims in Cardiff
So there really should be nothing stopping you at least getting some information about what your rights are. Start by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been supporting people making personal injury claims in Cardiff and elsewhere for over 16 years. There is no charge for using our helpline and we won’t insist that you use one of our lawyers. If you do you’ll have the benefit of no-win, no-fee to fall back on.
So if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Cardiff, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.