Just about everybody that suffers an accident in the Arisaig area would like to be able to claim some compensation for their accident – who doesn’t need some extra money these days, especially when you have had the added expenses associated with an injury? Sadly, not everyone can. There are some strict criteria that control who can and cannot make a claim for compensation using an injury lawyer in Arisaig.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with personal injury cases from a lawyer in Arisaig all the time and are well placed to advise you on whether your accident and injuries are likely to be eligible for compensation. We have even provided a free 30-second test which you can access via our helpline or through our website. The test will give you an idea about whether your accident could become a personal injury compensation case or not.
Here are some examples of accidents and injuries that would not be eligible for a personal injury compensation claim with a lawyer in Arisaig.
Accidents more than three years ago
If you had your accident more than three years ago, it is unlikely that you will be able to start a personal injury compensation claim. This is because there are legal time limits for starting court proceedings for a personal injury case. In practice, very few cases actually get to court and most are handled over the phone, but the legal time limit still has to apply. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so you may still wish to call Accident Advice Helpline and check out the time limits for your particular claim.
A wide range of injuries can be included in a personal injury claim and some are more serious than others, but there has to be some sort of injury. If you have not suffered a personal injury (an injury to yourself) then you cannot make a claim.
Psychological injuries such as stress, depression and anxiety can be included. You have to provide some evidence that you have been injured, which is normally provided by medical notes. When you visit the accident and emergency department or your family doctor after an accident, your medical notes will record all the details of your accident. These notes will probably be requested by your personal injury lawyer as part of your claim. It is a good idea to keep a record of all the treatment that you have received since your accident.
A personal injury claim is made against the person who caused the accident in which you were injured. If you caused the accident yourself because of something that you did or did not do, then you would have to claim from yourself and that would be plainly ridiculous. In some accidents it appears that no-one was to blame, but when the circumstances are investigated more closely it appears that someone was at fault after all.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown