If ever you are injured in an accident that was not your own fault, the first priority should be to get your injuries attended to by the medical profession. Then when you are on the road to recovery, you will probably be thinking about the accident and how it happened. When someone else has caused you to be injured, sometimes permanently, it is perfectly natural to feel angry and frustrated at what you are having to cope with.
UK law recognises this, and the financial hardship that an accident can cause. It says you are entitled to claim compensation from whoever was to blame, if:
- You were in an accident that was not your fault
- You were injured in the accident
- Your injuries warranted medical attention
- The accident happened within the last three years
As with most laws there are exceptions, the main ones here being with regard to the time limit. This can alter slightly for some accidents, if you were a minor at the time, or you are suffering from an industrial disease.
Already getting confused? This is why many innocent accident victims seek claims advice in Leicestershire from Accident Advice Helpline.
Free claims advice in Leicestershire to see if you can make a claim
As much free claims advice in Leicestershire as you want, and all over the rest of the country, is available on our freephone helpline 0800 689 0500. You can also access it from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, but your call provider might charge you.
Accident Advice Helpline‘s advisors are here to answer all you questions, and to help you establish if you can make a claim. This is done without putting you under any pressure to proceed with a claim, and without any obligation at all.
If you would rather have a look for yourself without speaking to anyone, complete the 30-second test on our website. All you do is answer four simple questions from drop down menus, and this online toll will tell you immediately if you have a valid claim. If you do, it will then provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded.
This can only ever be an estimate. Personal circumstances are among the many things that can affect your award, and we all know they can differ greatly from victim to victim.
Just remember those time limits can be different for different types of claims, so don’t wait until three years is nearly gone, you could have missed out by then. Call us today and find out about your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 23rd June 2015
Author: David Brown