One of the most common questions we hear at Accident Advice Helpline is, ‘Can I claim injury compensation after an accident?’ This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specific details. However, a good place to start is to decide whose fault the injury was.
Who is at fault?
For instance, if you went on a night out with a bunch of friends and you had ten pints of lager and then on the way home tried to climb a telegraph pole, the chances are that if you hurt yourself, you would not be able to claim for any injuries which you got. However, if you were walking home one night after working late and you came across a bunch of drunken yobbos and one fell onto you after climbing up a telegraph pole, the situation could possibly be a different story if you were injured.
Within the past 3 years
If after reading that, it appears the injury was not your fault but you are still asking, ‘Can I claim injury compensation after an accident?’ another aspect of the situation to consider is whether the accident happened within the past 3 years or not. If it did and the accident was not your fault, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
First of all, you should ask your question, ‘Can I claim injury compensation after an accident?’
At this point, your trained adviser will guide you through a 30-second test which will establish whether a personal injury solicitor is likely to represent you. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might be able to claim if a personal injury solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a no-win, no-fee basis. Every specialist solicitor at Accident Advice Helpline operates on these terms.
If you are concerned that by simply asking the question ‘Can I claim injury compensation?’ will place you under obligation, this is not so. You decide if you wish to start your claim. Furthermore, your trained adviser will be aware that you could be feeling ill or nervous when making your initial call. You can rest assured that your call will be treated with sympathy and understanding.
Ask Accident Advice Helpline, ‘Can I claim injury compensation after an accident?’
You might never know the answer to your question, if you don’t pick up the telephone and ask it. Do it today and you could be pleasantly surprised. At Accident Advice Helpline, our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 9th September 2013
Author: David Brown