We often hear the term “personal injury”, but what exactly is a personal injury compensation claim in Tewkesbury?
A personal injury claim is the legal process of trying to recover financial compensation for the victim of an accident who sustained injuries that was not their fault. The injury itself could either be physical or psychological. Equally it can be a temporary injury or permanent. It could even relate to an illness or disease that has taken some time to establish itself and be diagnosed.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are many different types of personal injury claims including:
- Road accidents
- Accidents at work
- Defective and faulty products/goods
- Slips, trips and falls
- Industrial diseases
- Fatal accidents
- Industrial injury
- Serious injury
In order to establish that you have a good solid case for making a compensation claim in Tewkesbury you will need to be able to prove that:
- You have been involved in an accident that was not your fault (i.e. someone else was liable for the cause of the accident)
- You have been injured in some way, whether physically or psychologically
- The accident or injury occurred within the last three years (this time can be extended in the case of industrial diseases or where minors are involved)
Making a compensation claim in Tewkesbury
To find out more about making a compensation claim in Tewkesbury you should contact the Accident Advice Helpline today.
You can contact us via:
- Our Freephone helpline which is open 24/7
- Our online enquiry form
- Or take our 30 second test which doubles as a compensation calculator and will give you a rough estimate of how much your compensation claim in Tewkesbury is worth
Once we have established the initial facts surrounding your compensation claim in Tewkesbury, the nature of the accident and the injuries you have sustained we will be able to put you in touch with a fully qualified solicitor who will be able to deal with every aspect of your case.
Their first job will be to establish negligence i.e. who is responsible for the cause of the accident, and therefore the injuries you have sustained.
Someone is regarded to be legally at fault for an accident if the claimant’s injuries (ie your injuries) were caused as a direct result of their negligence or breach of statutory duty. Such negligence can include behaviour or conduct that falls below a standard of care (for example, not paying due care and attention on the road).
If it is not possible to determine that the other side were completely negligent for the accident, your Accident Advice Helpline Solicitor may be able to establish contributory negligence instead. This means that while the third party will take some responsibility for the accident, they argue that you are also partly to blame for what happened. These types of allegations are common as they are designed to reduce the amount of financial compensation your compensation claim in Tewkesbury is worth. Your solicitor will do everything they can to fully advise you and progress your claim appropriately.
Date Published: 4th September 2013
Author: David Brown