When you’ve been injured in Sunderland or hurt in an accident, it can feel disorientating: you can’t do as much as you used to, you might be confronted with a number of extra costs relating to your treatment, and the future suddenly appears less certain. However, it is possible to get the support you need. The question is, how do you go about it?
This blog will offer all the information you need about how you can find out whether or not you can make a personal injury claim, and if so how to go about finding an injury solicitor in Sunderland.
Getting to know your rights
The first thing to do is to establish whether or not you are entitled to make a claim. Thousands of people are hurt in accidents of some kind every year, but not all of them will be able to claim compensation. So, how do you know if you’re one of them?
Some things are very simple to look at. Under UK law you’re only able to make a claim for any accident that happened within the last three years, so it’s easy enough to decide whether or not you’re eliminated on this basis.
Equally, you must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of a court that the accident was not your fault, but was instead down to someone else’s negligence. This might be a driver who was not paying due care and attention, and hit you in the street. It might also be an employer who was slack in their health and safety provisions.
Finally, you must have suffered an injury which is having a substantial effect on your life. This could be a reduction in movement, permanent physical impairment or something that stops you working. In other words, people with stubbed toes will probably not be able to make a claim.
Getting help if you’ve been injured in Sunderland
It is possible for you to look at all those factors and come to a determination about whether or not you think you’re entitled to make a claim, but to be really sure it pays to consult an expert.
Unfortunately, doing this often costs money, but if you choose to go with Accident Advice Helpline you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that you can speak to one of our experts without paying a single penny.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and speak to one of our representatives. We’ll look at your case and offer our honest opinion about what you should do next, and if you want to go forward we will offer you an interview with our injury lawyer in Sunderland.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
For more information about making a claim if you’ve been injured in Sunderland, come and talk to our team on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.