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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury Lawyer in Croydon

    Been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault within the last three years? Then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. You could speak to an injury lawyer in Croydon here at Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim.


    The reason we ask whether you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years is to establish, on the most basic of levels, whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.


    In order for you to make a compensation claim, your injury lawyer in Croydon will need to establish that you have indeed been injured. In the vast majority of cases this is a very simple process, and there will be documentary evidence of your injuries. For example, when the accident occurred you will have reported it to someone – if it occurred in the workplace you will no doubt have completed a page in the office accident book; if it was a road traffic accident, there is a good chance that you will have reported it to the police.

    In other situations, you might have visited your local GP or even an accident and emergency department to receive treatment for your injuries. These visits and the resulting treatment would have been noted down in your medical records, and your injury lawyer in Croydon will be able to use this as part of the evidence of your injuries.

    Your injury lawyer in Croydon will also arrange for you to visit an independent medical expert, who will assess your medical records and your injuries and provide a detailed report on their findings, for example the seriousness of your injuries and the anticipated length of time it is likely to take for you to make a full recovery.

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    It wasn’t your fault

    Your injury lawyer in Croydon will want to know whether the accident was your fault or not. It is imperative that responsibility can be assigned elsewhere, as it is this person against whom your claim will be made. It does not matter if you believe you are partially responsible for the accident; however, that will mean that in cases of joint liability you will receive less in the way of financial compensation.

    Within the last three years

    Your injury lawyer in Croydon will need to know when the accident occurred, as there are strict deadlines placed on when you can make a compensation claim. In the vast majority of cases this is three years from the date of the accident or injury, however some allowances can be made in certain specific situations.

    For example, in the cases of industrial diseases you will not be aware of when you were exposed to the product which caused your illness. Therefore, you will have three years to make a claim from the date on which you were aware of your condition.

    Contact an injury lawyer in Croydon today

    The first step to making a claim is to speak to an injury lawyer in Croydon. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today by dialing 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: 13th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

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