If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be looking into making an injury claim in Inverness. It need not be the daunting prospect it may at first seem, not if you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline.
We aim to make the whole process as simple as possible, keeping the hard work and stress away from you, so that you can concentrate on your recovery. If you want to make an injury claim in Inverness, get in touch with us today.
The timescale for making an injury claim in Inverness
Generally you have three years to start an injury claim in Inverness, or anywhere else in the UK. But research shows that the sooner you start your claim, the more chance it has of being successful. This is probably because any evidence is fresher in the minds of all involved, so is more readily accepted.
As with many rules, there are exceptions to the 3 years time limit, some shorter, some long. The main ones are:
- If you are injured in the air or at sea you only have 2 years to start your claim
- If you were a child at the time of the accident, and no-one claims for you at the time, you have 3 years from your 18th birthday to pursue compensation
- If you are claiming for an industrial illness or condition, you have 3 years from the date you are diagnosed. This is because these types of conditions can take several years to show themselves.
If you are not certain if your claim is within the correct timescale, have a chat to our friendly advisors to find out for certain.
The injuries you can claim for
No injuries are exempt from making a claim for as long as they needed medical attention. This does not mean they have to be serious, just that a doctor or hospital had to treat them. A report from whoever treated your injuries will be needed for your claim.
Sometimes we ask that a claimant attends a separate medical assessment. This is nothing to worry about and is just to strengthen your claim.
Starting your injury claim in Inverness
Starting your claim is easy, you do not even need any money to get it off the ground because of our no-win, no-fee agreement. One call to our advisors is all it takes, but before you start, they will answer all your questions and give you all the free, no-obligation claims advice you need.
You can call us as soon as you want on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd October 2013
Author: David Brown