Thinking of making a compensation claim?
Why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if our injury solicitor in Cottingham could be the right person to help you?
What injuries can you claim for?
There is no exhaustive list of what injuries you can and cannot claim for. However, even if someone else does admit responsibility for the accident or incident, you can only claim for injuries that have actually caused you harm. A personal injury can be either physical and/or psychological. You must suffer symptoms though, no matter how minimal your injury.
Your injury solicitor in Cottingham will need to ascertain what your injury actual is, as well as what the symptoms are. To do this, they will need to get a medical report from your GP or hospital, or wherever it is you sought treatment for your injury. From this report they will be able to tell the court, on your behalf:
- What is likely to have caused the injury; and
- What the full extent of the injury is.
If your injury does not cause symptoms, it will be known as a non-compensatable injury, therefore your injury solicitor in Cottingham will not be able to help you.
Was the accident your fault?
In order to claim compensation, somebody else must be liable or responsible for the accident. Someone else is responsible for your injury if:
- They are legally at fault or liable;
- If they are negligent; or
- If they broke a law or regulation.
Most claimants often claim with the help of their injury solicitor in Cottingham that the person or company against whom they are claiming is negligent and in breach of a statutory duty.
What about negligence?
In legal terms, this behaviour is defined as being conduct that is blameworthy because it falls short of the expected standards of conduct. For example, if you are a patient in hospital, you will have expectations of the behaviour and standards of conduct. If this behaviour or conduct falls short of these professional standards, and you felt you were hurt or injured as a result, you could have a claim.
Not sure you have a claim?
It is a big step making a claim for compensation; this legal action that you embark on could take some time to resolve, depending on the complexity of your compensation claim, but your injury solicitor in Cottingham will be with you every step of the way.
If you need more information or would like to discuss your case in detail, call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown