Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, work accidents and victims looking to make a compensation claim in Westbury. We have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions to help you find out more about making a compensation claim in Westbury.
Should I make a claim?
If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, you have every right to make a compensation claim in Westbury. The decision is entirely yours, but you do not have to feel that making a claim for personal injury is a mercenary act, or that you are looking to profit from your injuries.
Financial compensation is awarded to compensate you for any out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident and injuries, and it is therefore perfectly acceptable to make a claim.
What can I claim for?
You can make a personal injury claim for any sort of injury, disease or illness you have sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. This could be anything from broken bones to sprained ankles, burns, scars, psychological trauma, asthma and more.
Not only are you making a compensation claim in Westbury for the injury you have suffered, but also for all other financial expenses you have incurred, for example loss of earnings or payment of medical treatment and prescriptions.
How long do I have to claim?
Generally speaking, a compensation claim in Westbury should be started within three years of the date of your accident. However, in some cases you might suffer an accident or be exposed to a danger, the results of which won’t be noticed for several years or decades. In these instances you have three years from first noticing the symptoms or receiving a diagnosis in which to make a claim.
What if my employer is responsible?
Accidents do sometimes happen at work, but that does not mean that they should happen. Some people worry if they make a compensation claim in Westbury against their employer that they will lose their job, or that their employer will punish them in some way. This is not the case — all employers have a duty of care to ensure that the staff in their care are treated fairly and that they are kept safe. If your employer is found to be liable for your injuries, then it is their insurance company that will cover the cost of the legal fees and the financial compensation awarded to you.
How to make a compensation claim in Westbury
If you decide that you want to proceed with a compensation claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about the process. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500. You can even take our 30-second test, which will give you a good indication of how much your compensation claim in Westbury might be worth.
Our in-house solicitors will start progressing your claim and will be on hand to answer any questions you have regarding your case.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: David Brown