Often when it comes to making a compensation claim, many people are unsure of where to start and need help with how to claim compensation in Vale of Glamorgan. At Accident Advice Helpline, we want to ensure that everyone has fair access to all the information they need before they begin a claim.
1) Have you been injured and received medical assistance?
You will be unable to claim injury compensation if you were not injured. Additionally, it may be more difficult to claim – or you may not receive much in the way of compensation – if your injuries were fairly mild. However, do not be put off enquiring about compensation if you sustained minor injuries: many people mistakenly believe that their injuries would not qualify them for compensation even if they actually would, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline before making a decision!
2) Were your injuries caused by an accident you were not responsible for?
Employers, people in control of premises and self-employed people are responsible for ensuring that the areas in which people work are kept as safe and secure as they can be, in accordance with the strict regulations of health and safety law in the United Kingdom. If you were ultimately responsible for the accident occurring, you may not be eligible to claim compensation – but you should be wary of falling into the common pitfall of assuming responsibility for something that was not actually your fault. If you’re unsure if the accident would legally be considered yours or someone else’s fault, talk to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline today about how to claim compensation in Vale of Glamorgan!
3) Did the accident which caused your injuries occur with the last three years?
Your accident must have occurred less than three years ago in order for you to be considered eligible for compensation through a ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim. However, in certain special circumstances, you may be able to claim compensation where the time limit has been extended. For example, in cases where someone has been diagnosed with an industrial disease, the three year time limit is established from the date of your diagnosis, as it would otherwise be difficult to estimate when you first contracted the disease. Additionally, if you were a minor at the time of your accident, the three years from which you can claim begins on the date from which you become eighteen years old.
4) Have you contacted Accident Advice Helpline about how to claim compensation in Vale of Glamorgan?
Accident Advice Helpline‘s friendly, professional advisers can be reached from our advice helpline number 0800 689 0500, which you can call for free from your landline phone. You can also call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or text claim365 to 88010 to get in touch.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown