Injury lawyers in Colchester have seen it all – from car accidents to incidents at work and everything in between, when it comes to personal injury claims it would seem as though nothing is out of bounds. But is it?
In reality, not everything can be claimed for and whether you are searching for personal injury lawyers in Colchester or anywhere else in the country (remember, Accident Advice Helpline covers the entire UK) it is best to ask for advice before filing a claim only to see it rejected.
Are you entitled?
The key question when it comes to personal injury claims is whether or not you are entitled to claim. In simplistic terms, if someone’s negligence has meant you were injured or you contracted a disease, then yes, you should be able to claim.
Negligence vs Accident
The important thing to remember when bringing a personal injury claim is that the incident must have been caused by negligence, not through an accident. What is the difference between the two? An accident is one that happens with no warning and therefore could not have been prevented. When this happens, there is no one to blame and no claims can be made.
Conversely, negligence is something that is recognised as a possible cause of injury unless additional measures are put in place. If those measures aren’t taken and an injury occurs, then someone is to blame and it is possible to bring a personal injury claim. Negligence occurs when someone is aware of a dangerous situation but doesn’t do anything about it, including warning people. In other words, the incident could easily have been prevented.
If nothing is done to prevent the incident from happening, and negligence is proven, then the person who has caused the injury has failed in their duty of care. Everyone has a duty of care to one another (and themselves) and failing to carry that out can be grounds for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Injury lawyers in Colchester and across the country have to answer the question of what is negligence every day. It is an essential part of their job. Accident Advice Helpline can help you by not only answering the question, but guiding you through the process of making a claim. That’s an essential part of our job, and we’ve been doing it for over 15 years. We won’t simply leave you on your own to deal with your claim yourself – you can contact our fully staffed helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to speak with one of our advisors.
When you have all the facts and figures to hand, you can take a moment to decide on exactly what it is you want to do. Rest assured, when you work with Accident Advice Helpline, you’re working with the best.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown