To claim or not to claim – that is the question. This blog will look at the challenges of finding an injury solicitor in Sutton Benger and knowing when you can and cannot pursue a case.
When you’ve been injured, you’ll naturally feel a bit out of synch with the world. You can feel as if your confidence has taken a knock and you won’t feel comfortable launching a project on this scale. However, with a little helping hand it can be less complicated than you might think.
When you can claim
You can claim for all sorts of injuries, from slips in the street to road accidents, incidents in the workplace, food poisoning, criminal injury, medical malpractice and many more. But what’s important is the principal that the injury was not caused by your own mistake. You will need to show that the accident happened thanks to a mistake by a third party.
You will also need to have suffered an injury which is having a real and tangible effect on your lifestyle. Take note of how the injury is impeding your day-to-day life and any expenses you think you’ve incurred as a result. This will be a central plank deciding what you can make a claim for.
When you can’t claim
Under UK law, there is a limit of three years in which you’re allowed to make a claim. If you wait longer after the accident before launching legal action, then regardless of your case you’ll be disregarded.
In addition, you obviously can’t claim if the accident was your fault or the injuries are not that serious. An example of an injury which isn’t serious is something which is only felt for a short time and doesn’t impact your life. For example, a bruised foot which doesn’t force you off work and heals within a week or so is unlikely to attract compensation.
Who can you ask?
You might think that you have clear answers for these questions, but you’re not the best person to ask. Not only are you unlikely to know much about the rules of making a claim, you’ll also be more likely to assume you were not in the wrong.
It needs, therefore, a second set of eyes to give a stranger’s viewpoint. That’s the first service we provide at Accident Advice Helpline – a quick way to identify the nature of the injury and whether or not you can make a claim.
Finding an injury solicitor in Sutton Benger
If we think you have a good case, our attention switches to finding an injury solicitor in Sutton Benger. We’ll help you do this by finding one of our lawyers who we think are best placed to take your case forward.
So, to find out how we can help you find an injury solicitor in Sutton Benger, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown