If you live in the Glossop area, you may have been involved in an accident that was not your fault in which you suffered injuries. If that is the case, then you may be looking for injury lawyers in Glossop so that you can make a personal injury compensation claim. You usually have three years to make a claim after the date of your accident, but you should try to file the claim as soon as you possibly can after the accident. You need to check with injury lawyers in Glossop or injury lawyers based anywhere else in the UK, to find out how long you have to file your particular claim. You can also contact us at Accident Advice Helpline to get the information you need in order to file an injury claim.
Injury lawyers in Glossop
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim for an illness which you and your injury lawyers in Glossop can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This might be an occupational disease, or food poisoning, MRSA, or Legionnaire’s disease, for example. You have three years in which to file a claim for such an illness.
There are two types of compensation you can lodge a claim for; these are general and special damages. General damages are for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries and for loss of earnings, both past and future, if applicable. A court may have to decide how much you will be paid. General damages also include payment for loss of amenity, which means that if, after your injury, you can no longer do something that you used to enjoy doing, you will receive compensation. For example you may have enjoyed pottering around in your garden, so if you can no longer tend to it, you would receive compensation for this.
Special damages are awarded to cover the costs of care, travel to and from hospital, medical expenses and other expenses which you would not have incurred had it not been for your injury. You will need to keep receipts as proof of payment.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries regarding a possible personal injury compensation claim, then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. We have been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims for more than ten years now. We work with a team of expert solicitors in the field of personal injury compensation claims and they all work on a no-win, no fee basis. This is good news for you as you cannot receive legal aid for such claims any more.
If you need expert legal advice about any possible personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can call at any time as the lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. Why not call now?
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown