Accidents can happen to any one of us at any time and anywhere. We always seem to think they happen to others, so it can be very traumatic when suddenly you find yourself injured in an accident that was not your fault. If you happen to be in the Channel Islands when this happens to you, you may be considering making an injury claim in Guernsey.
Types of accidents that could result in an injury claim in Guernsey
There is no end to the types of accidents that can result in an injury claim in Guernsey, or anywhere else in the UK. Some of the most common ones are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Slips, trip and falls
Of course there are lots of other accident types as well. They usually happen because someone has been reckless, careless or negligent, and anyone injured as a result of their actions could be entitled to compensation. This applies to you if you want to make an injury claim in Guernsey as long as:
- You were in an accident that was not your fault
- You were injured in the accident
- Your injuries needed medical attention
- The accident happened within the last three years
The injuries you can claim for
There are not any injuries excluded from making a personal injury claim, they just need to have been severe enough for you have sought medical treatment. This does not mean they have to be serious or life threatening, compensation can be claimed for a broken arm or whiplash. A report from whoever treated you will be needed for your claim, and sometimes it is necessary to have a separate medical assessment. This is nothing to be concerned about, it is just to ensure that you are awarded the correct amount for what you have suffered.
Want to start an injury claim – call Accident Advice Helpline
We have been assisting innocent accident victims with their injury claims for over 16 years’, and will be happy to help you with yours. We aim to make the process as simple and stress free as we can, and to help towards this we operate a no-win, no-fee agreement. This takes away any concerns you may have about financing your claim as you do not have to pay any money before your claim is started, and if it should be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay our legal fees.
For as much free claims advice as you need, without any obligation or pressure to make a claim, have a chat to our friendly advisors today. You can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 18th September 2013
Author: Emma Matthews