If this is your first experience of making a personal injury claim, the process and everything involved may seem a little overwhelming, and knowing where to start can be difficult. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. The easiest way to break it all down into manageable chunks is to make a checklist. Have a quick look at the criteria below and if you can tick them all, you may have a case for a personal injury claim.
The accident happened in the last three years
As there is a three-year limit on making a personal injury claim, the accident in which you were injured has to have occurred within that time. However, in cases where the claimant was under 18 years old at the time of the incident, or where someone has become ill due to industrial disease, this time limit may not apply.
The accident was someone else’s fault
Another crucial criterion that your case must fulfil is that the accident was someone else’s fault, otherwise you won’t be able to make a claim. This could include a car accident in which you were injured by another vehicle, a trip, slip or fall caused by poorly-maintained flooring and even cases of medical negligence. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re eligible to make a claim, call our 24/7 freephone advice line and speak to one of our friendly members of staff today.
Find a lawyer in St Austell or nationwide to represent you
If your accident occurred in the last three years and it was caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence, you should be able to claim compensation, so the next thing that you need to do is find a lawyer in St Austell, or a national firm, to represent you. In general, your case will have a better chance of success if you choose a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline instead of a local lawyer in St Austell. This is because, with over 16 years of experience in the field, Accident Advice Helpline has a huge amount of expertise to draw on when pursuing your claim for compensation.
As well as extensive specialist experience, Accident Advice Helpline also has a team of highly trained, dedicated and professional staff on hand to deal with your claim and answer any questions that you might have along the way. Try the 30-second test today to find out how much you could be entitled to.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail call the advisors at Accident Advice Helpline by dialing 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 20th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell