Personal injury claims can arise from any town in the country, and Bishop’s Castle is no exception. Accidents can happen anywhere, no matter how safe the environment seems to be. If you have had an accident in Bishop’s Castle, you may be entitled to start a claim for compensation with a personal injury lawyer. Here’s how that works in practice.
Accidents that can give rise to claims for compensation
Not all accidents in the Bishop’s Castle area will give rise to a compensation claim from a personal injury lawyer. If the accident was your own fault, you cannot make the claim. This means that if the accident happened because of something that you did or did not do, then it is not possible to claim from someone else for your injuries. You would in fact have to claim from yourself and that would make no sense at all!
You can also only start a claim if your accident was less than three years ago. This is because there are legal time limits governing the starting of personal injury claim court proceedings. It is highly unlikely that your claim will ever get to court, but just in case it does the legal limits still apply.
You can also only make a claim if you were injured in the accident and prove that you were injured. The majority of claimants use their accident and emergency department or family doctor medical notes to provide this proof.
Looking for a lawyer in Bishop’s Castle
Luckily, this is the easy part. All you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline and we will get your claim started right away with a personal injury lawyer. They will first check that you are eligible to make a claim, so don’t worry if you are not sure about this – our friendly professional advisers will help you. Then we will take over all of the legal aspects of the case and handle as much of the paperwork as we can on your behalf.
We do not have a lawyer in Bishop’s Castle working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need an injury lawyer in Bishop’s Castle or anyway make us your first point of call.
Compensation claims – the legal aspects
Personal injury claims are a legal process and your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will need to establish some facts based on the evidence that you provide. These facts are as follows:
- You have suffered an injury in an accident;
- You were injured in that accident; and
- The accident was caused by someone else.
The ‘someone else’ who caused the accident will be the person or organisation from which you claim compensation. In the case of a road traffic accident, you may be claiming compensation from another driver because they were not concentrating and collided with your car. In the case of an occupational accident, you may be claiming from your employer because they did not risk assess your work task and did not provide you with a safe working environment.
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