If you’ve recently been injured in an accident or incident that wasn’t your fault, and are seeking compensation to help you cope with your injuries and help you get your life back on track, finding out exactly what kinds of accidents qualify you for compensation is the first step in pursuing your claim. Though each individual case will be different, there are some general guidelines when it comes to making a personal injury claim, so have a quick look at the criteria below to see if you can claim.
What type of accidents can a lawyer in Smithfield help me claim compensation for?
If you’re based in central London and have hired a local lawyer in Smithfield to help you with your personal injury claim, they should be able to help you with the same kinds of cases as a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline. However the difference is that a local lawyer in Smithfield may not have the specific expertise, specialist experience or resources as a national law firm, something that could potentially leave your case in a more vulnerable position.
A lot of personal injury claims relate to injuries caused by road accidents and you should be able to claim for any accident in which you were injured that wasn’t your fault. It may also be possible to claim compensation if you were a passenger in a car in which the driver was at fault, so always seek legal advice if you think you have a case.
Trips and falls
If you were injured in a trip or fall that was caused by badly laid, poorly maintained or slippery floor surfaces, you can make a claim for compensation to help you cope with your injuries. If the accident resulted in you taking time off work, you could claim for loss of earnings so that you don’t suffer financially as a result.
Accidents at work
Unfortunately, accidents in the workplace are all too common and they can result in serious injury. Occasionally, workers can become ill as a result of the work that they carry out and in these cases the normal three year time limit for personal injury claims may not apply.
If you’re unsure whether or not you can make a claim, use the 30 second test on the AAH website or call our 24/7 free legal advice line and speak to one of our friendly and professional members of staff today.
Date Published: 13th April 2014
Author: David Brown