A Case Study
Here at the Accident Advice Helpline, along with our personal injury solicitor in Darley Abbey and team, we help hundreds of people gain compensation to which they are rightfully entitled under British law.
With so many injuries and circumstances in which people are hurt, it can be difficult to know if your injury is eligible for compensation. Why not read this case study and see if there any familiarities between this story and your own…
“Last year, I was out shopping with friend when I caught my foot in wires that had been left trailing from a chiller unit in a well-known supermarket. I fell, nothing too bad but after several weeks of pain, after various scans and x-rays etc. it seems that I actually damaged my knee ligaments in the fall.
But after talking to AAH, they sorted out my compensation case and within weeks, I had compensation from the supermarket, as well as an apology from them”
To have an eligible compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor in Darley Abbey will need to assess 3 criteria in your case;
- The time span from the date of your accident and the date you intend to start your claim – British law stipulates that you are eligible to make a claim for compensation providing you are doing so within a time span of three years. This is a strict guideline and cannot be moved hence, if you want to start a claim with our injury solicitor in Darley Abbey you must be aware of this three year deadline.
- Someone else – a firm, business, company, individual etc. – must be liable for your accident – in other words, the accident cannot be your fault. This lady fell because wires were left trailing on the floor, she caught her foot in it and fell, damaging her knee. If there was no other option but to leave these wires visible, they should have been clearly marked so they could be avoided.
- Medical attention for your injuries – this lady mentions the fact she visited the hospital and that she received a variety of scan that showed the damage to her ligaments and the extent of her injury. It was also clear that the injury affected her; she found it difficult to live with the pain and her mobility was affected.