Our law firm in Swindon wants to help you with your claim for compensation. British law is restrictive when it comes to who can and who can’t make a claim.
Here on this page, we at Accident Advice Helpline are going to run you through a few of the ‘checks’ that we will use on your case to determine whether we can provide assistance or not.
Were you injured?
We are a personal injury law firm in Swindon. This means that we are only able to provide assistance in cases where you have been injured. However, it does not matter too much about the extent of your injuries, as long as they needed medical attention, we can deal with both minor and severe injuries. However, do bear in mind that there are two types of compensation available here:
- General compensation: This compensation is based around the extent of your injuries and how much the injury has impacted your day-to-day life. The more serious your injury, the greater the amount of compensation you will be able to claim.
- Special loss compensation: This compensation will only be awarded if Accident Advice Helpline is successful at claiming the ‘base’ compensation for you. This type of compensation will be used to cover any financial loss that you have had to deal with as a result of your injuries.
When did the accident occur?
Generally speaking, you can only make a claim for compensation within three years of the incident occurring. There are, however, a few exceptions to this rule. For example, an injured child will be able to claim outside of the three-year time limit. A person who suffers from an industrial disease will also be able to claim outside of this limit.
Who was at fault for the accident?
This is stumbling point for many compensation claims. If you wish to claim compensation you need to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that it was the negligence of another person which led to your injuries occurring. We will help you to gather the evidence needed to prove your case. Here is a brief rundown of situations that we can help with (this is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination):
- Compensation claims related to injuries in the workplace.
- Compensation claims related to road traffic accidents. You can claim as a driver, passenger, or even as a pedestrian.
- Claims related to injuries on a private property. This may, for instance, include your local supermarket. It may even include being injured in another person’s home.
- Injuries on public property e.g. tripping over loose paving slabs.
Get in touch with our law firm in Swindon
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th July 2014
Author: David Brown