When a family member, a friend or someone close to us is hurt or suffers a Cumbria accident, it can be an extremely traumatic time. If they have suffered a very serious Cumbria accident or they have sustained significant injuries, it may be some time before you know whether they will pull through and whether they will recover fully from their incident.
When someone is hurt by a Cumbria accident, they will normally make a compensation claim themselves. However, if someone has been badly hurt, they may be unable to do this. If, for example, a loved one is in a coma following a Cumbria accident, they will obviously be unable to make a claim for compensation.
Although you may want to wait for them to begin to recover before you take action on their behalf, if they remain in a responsive state for some time, you may be forced to decide whether or not to start a claim for them.
Time limits for your Cumbria accident
As there can be time limits on how long someone has got to make a claim following a Cumbria accident, you may be forced into account in some cases. Providing the claim is made within three years of the incident occurring, it should be possible for the person affected to obtain compensation but you may not want to wait that long.
If the victim of the Cumbria accident needs extra care or help around the home, obtaining compensation can help to fund this so it can be essential to make a claim after a Cumbria accident in some instances.
If the person affected by the incident contributed a significant amount to the household finances before the Cumbria accident, you may be worrying about how you will cope financially. If this is a concern, making a successful claim can help to alleviate your financial worries.
When someone makes a claim for a Cumbria accident, they can normally obtain compensation for their injuries but if they are unable to work because of these injuries, they can also claim back any income that they’ve lost. If your loved one is unlikely to be able to return to work at all, they may even receive an additional to cover the cost of future lost income.
Whilst compensation won’t be able to turn back time and prevent the injuries from occurring, it can help you cope during the aftermath of a Cumbria accident. If you, or a loved one, have been affected by a Cumbria accident or you’ve suffered injuries that weren’t your fault, why not contact us to find out if Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help with your claim?
Contact us today
You can call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’ll always be happy to help you with any queries you have regarding your compensation claim.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014