Personal Injury Compensation Claim in Sandiway. Can I make a claim?
If you have been injured in the past three years because of an accident, then it is quite possible that you may be able to make a claim for compensation. However, you can only claim if the accident is someone else’s fault. Many people are not sure whether their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. How do you know someone else was to blame for your accident? In some cases, it may be obvious, but in other cases it is a bit more complicated.
How do I do know my accident was caused by negligence?
To prove negligence was the cause of your injury, it is necessary to determine if the other person had a duty of care to you. For example, a driver has a duty to drive carefully and keep their passengers and other drivers safe. A business has a requirement to make sure their premises are safe for employees and customers. Companies have an obligation to make sure their products are safe. Doctors have an obligation to look after their patients’ health.
Are you the victim of a breach of duty?
A person who breaches a duty to care does so by failing to act in a reasonable manner toward another person. The breach should be related to the duty owed to an individual in each situation. Some examples of a breach of duty include:
- A car accident that happens as a result of someone driving too fast
- An employer who puts an employee’s safety in danger.
Is the breach a direct cause of your injury?
The injury should be the direct cause of the breach of duty. Examples of injuries caused by breach of duty are:
- A speeding driver causes a car accident and someone is injured; the act of speeding is sometimes the direct cause of the injuries.
- Someone has an accident at work or becomes ill; the direct cause may have been a dangerous work area.
If you have been injured because of a breach of duty, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Sandiway.
How have you been affected?
To prove negligence, you must prove how you were negatively impacted by someone else’s actions. In order to do this, it is essential that you collect the maximum amount of evidence to prove your compensation claim. You are responsible for giving an accurate description of the nature and extent of your injuries and also the impact (physical, psychological and financial) that your injuries have had on your life.
If you think your injuries were caused by negligence, or if you are still unsure, please give our helpful and experienced advisors a call at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and start your compensation claim in Sandiway.
Or why not try our 30 second test and find out how much you could claim.
Date Published: 5th August 2013