British newspapers carry headlines occasionally with the amount of damages a young person has received as a result of a straightforward procedure ‘going wrong’. The effects on their lives can be catastrophic.
Tragic as this may be, especially for someone so young, parents can exercise their right to claim compensation due to medical negligence. Personal injury law is clear when it comes to claiming compensation so if you need to know more, and get the help of an expert lawyer, then you simply must call us today.
Some basic compensation facts
These facts are for ALL compensation cases, with only a few minor differences for some cases but rather than not making a claim, you really should find out if you are entitled; at least this way, you are making an informed decision about whether to proceed or not.
Our lawyer may be able to help you
If the accident, event or incident was not your fault: in cases where you have been hurt as a result of an accident, your lawyer will need to be confident that you were not liable in any way for the accident or event.
Personal injury law does not stipulate the severity of the impact and so people who have ‘short term’ injuries – in other words, they will fully recover – can make a claim, as can people who will, sadly not recover from their injuries. Clearly, these cases will receive a higher compensation settlement to take into account the nature and extent of the impact.
The law is clear about the deadline relating to compensation; you have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim for compensation. However, it is important to note that the application of this deadline differs in cases involving minors (children under 18 years) and those people looking to make a claim for industrial disease or ill-health. You will need a lawyer in Melbourn.
Looking for a lawyer in Melbourn?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Melbourn 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 a personal injury lawyer in Melbourn or anywhere else in the UK, make us your first point of call.
If you would like to know more and would like the help of a specialist lawyer, you can contact us on 0800 689 0500 today (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a lawyer in Melbourn.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown