Compensation Claim in Stourport-on-Severn FAQ’s
If you have been injured or suffered an industrial disease you may be contemplating making a compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn. If so you may have a few questions that you want answered first.
How long do I have to make a compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn?
Generally speaking there are fairly strict deadlines imposed for making a personal injury compensation claim. There is a standard three year limit for making a claim, and if legal proceedings are not started within three years then they become time-barred or statute barred.
However, it is important to note that the three years stopwatch only starts ticking down from the date of knowledge, rather than the date of the actual accident itself. This is especially important in cases of industrial illnesses and diseases where the incident which contributed to the illness/injury may have occurred sometime in the past, but symptoms and a diagnosis are only just being felt and discovered a significant period of time later.
In the cases of some fatal illnesses, such as mesothelioma, it is possible that sufferers will not have known that they had such an asbestos related disease until a postmortem is performed to confirm it. In this case, the three years’ limit will start from the date the postmortem report was completed.
Special rules also apply for children or minors (under the age of 18) who are legally incapable of commencing a compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn. In these instances the time limit does not come into effect until the legal incapacity is removed i.e. usually on the victim’s 18th Birthday.
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You can make a compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn if you have been hurt or injured (this includes industrial related illnesses and diseases) as a result of someone else’s negligence. Accident Advice Helpline’s in house solicitors will need to establish that the accident/incident you are claiming for was not your fault, and that you have suffered a genuine injury before progressing with your claim.
How much is my claim worth?
It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accurately answer this question without knowing all of the facts. There is not a handbook for people to refer to which state that a neck injury is worth a specific amount of money, or whiplash compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn are worth £3,000 etc. In order to answer this question with any degree of confidence our solicitors would need to know the precise details of the accident, establish who is liable (there are cases were an agreement for joint liability can be made, thus reducing the amount of financial compensation due) and how severe the injuries sustained were.
We do however have a 30 second test on our website which will give you a good benchmark for how much your compensation claim in Stourport-on-Severn may be worth. Fill in a few simple details relating to your accident and injuries and we will do the rest.
Date Published: 23rd August 2013
Author: David Brown