Many people ask whether Britain has a good compensation system when it comes to personal injury, and the way in which personal injury compensation is administered. The first point to make before explaining whether or not it is a good compensation system, is that the law states that someone who is injured in an incident which was somebody else’s fault, deserves to be able to seek compensation. Therefore, it can be said that a good compensation system is one that protects victims of these kinds of accidents and holds the perpetrators to account. This is exactly how the current system operates.
A good compensation system?
Currently the system in Britain allows victims of injuries or illness which were not their fault to claim compensation for up to three years after their accident. Unfortunately, after this point they are no longer able to pursue compensation proceedings.
Whilst this limit applies in the majority of cases, it is removed in cases where the injury was to a minor, or where the claim relates to an industrial disease such as asbestos poisoning. What this means is that there is ample time for genuine claimants to pursue their case. The limit is relaxed in cases where symptoms may not develop within three years, and the system is protected from abuse. These are certainly hallmarks of a good compensation system.
Where to seek assistance
If you do feel that you deserve compensation and want to pursue a compensation claim, then Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. We have years of experience in handling personal injury cases, and this kind of experience is invaluable when it comes to ensuring that you get all of the compensation that you deserve.
What’s more, Accident Advice Helpline has built up a leading reputation for our good work which includes the endorsement of consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. So you can be assured that your claim will be in safe hands.Open Claim Calculator
How to contact us
Accident Advice Helpline has a dedicated team of friendly and professional advisors who are available on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993.
These advisors are knowledgeable and experienced and as such, are able to offer confidential advice and guidance at every stage of your claim.
What we do
When you trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, we will employ our team of expert solicitors to fight your corner for you on a no-win, no-fee* basis. We will work hard to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.