Making Kilwinning personal injury claims
You may, or of course may not, know that there are certain criteria that need to be met in order for anyone to make legitimate Kilwinning personal injury claims.
The easiest way to find out whether or not you are entitled to make a claim for compensation is to take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test. This test will ask you some basic information about your accident and will use the answers you provide to determine whether or not you meet the criteria to be able to make a claim. We will discuss these criteria below in more detail.
You can also use our 30 second test to find out how much compensation your Kilwinning personal injury claims solicitor may be able to secure on your behalf. By entering additional information regarding the injuries you have sustained, we will be able to give you a range for the compensation you may be able to secure.
Amounts will vary depending on individual circumstances and the severity of the injuries suffered, as well as any long term implications and complications from these injuries. Therefore, it is important that you seek up to date advice and information from your Kilwinning personal injury claims solicitor as your case progresses, and once you have sought the independent advice of the medical expert we assign to your case.
Have you had an accident?
This is, quite obviously, the first aspect of the eligibility test. In order to be able to make a claim an accident, or perhaps more appropriately, an incident, needs to have occurred. While accidents can occur every single day and in any number of different situations, not all of them would qualify as the injured party and be able to make a claim for compensation. As a result there still remain other criteria that must be met in order for a claim to take place.
Were you injured?
In order to be able to make a claim for compensation there has to be something for you to make a claim for. Clearly an accident needs to have taken place, but you will also need to have suffered some form of injury as a result.
This injury can be a physical injury, perhaps in the form of whiplash or a broken bone. Alternatively it can be an emotional or psychological injury, for example, post traumatic stress or insomnia. Your Kilwinning personal injury claims solicitor will be able to speak to you more about this and determine whether you have a claim based on the symptoms you are displaying.
Equally, you may find that while your injuries were painful, you are more concerned about receiving compensation for any lost earnings you may have incurred as a result of taking time off. We can help you claim for this as well.
When it comes to making a claim for compensation it is important that the accident in question was not your fault. If it was, then there is good chance that you will not be awarded compensation at all.
Call our advisers on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about claiming.
Date Published: 24th August 2014
Author: David Brown