If you have been involved in an accident, whether it be a road traffic accident or something within the work place, you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
What you need to know about claiming after a car crash in Mendip
It is one thing to say that you can make a claim if you have been involved in a car accident, but that is a simplified way of looking at things. There are actually a number of criteria that need to be met in order for you to proceed with a claim.
Firstly, it is vital that the accident you have been involved in was not your fault. In order to make a claim you have to have someone to claim against, and you can’t very well sue yourself for compensation if you caused your accident.
Secondly, you not only need to have been injured in the accident in question but you need to have sought medical attention for those injuries. By seeing a doctor, or attending hospital, your injuries will be noted in your medical records and this will provide suitable evidence that the injuries did indeed occur. They will also show the nature of the injuries and the impact these have had on you.
Finally, it is usually important that the accident occurred within the last three years. This is because there are strict time limits involved with making a claim and for the most part these must be adhered to. Although it is worth noting that in some situations you can extend this time limit, for example if you were a minor at the time of the accident of you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease.
If you want to make a claim it is always worth speaking to a professional to make sure that you have the necessary advice and support to move forward. In turn this can help make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today
The best thing you can do is phone Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We can provide you with the advice you need for free and without obligation. You can then decide if you want to continue with making a claim or not.
Alternatively, take our 30 second test which you can find on our website which will allow you to check for yourself if you are able to make a claim with us.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown