Test your knowledge – make a serious injury claim
Try the Accident Advice Helpline’s fun multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge on personal injury claims. The answers are at the bottom of the page – try not to cheat!
Qu 1. Which of these is classified as a personal injury?
b) Post traumatic stress disorder
c) Difficulty sleeping
d) Broken leg
e) All of the above
Qu 2. Which of these accidents can you make an injury claim for?
a) You reversed out of your drive without checking your mirrors and hit an on-coming vehicle
b) A vehicle crossed a red light and hit your vehicle
c) You hit a car as you were going down the wrong way on a one way street
Qu 3. Which of these is a legal requirement when you make a serious injury claim for a violent assault?
a) The criminal assault is reported to the police
b) You inform your work manager
c) The crime is reported to your city or town council
Qu 4. How long do you have to make a serious injury claim from the date of the accident?
a) 10 years
b) 6 months
c) 5 years
d) 3 years
Qu 5. Who should you inform if you are involved in a road traffic accident?
a) Police and your insurance company
b) Your mechanic
c) The AA
d) Police and the AA
Qu 6. Who should you report an accident at work to?
a) Your colleague
b) Your manager
c) The security guard
Now check your how you have done by comparing your answers with those given below.
Qu 1 – e
You can make a serious injury claim for any type of personal injury that has been caused in an accident that was not your fault. This could be a physical injury such as whiplash and/or an emotional/psychological one such as post traumatic stress disorder.
Qu 2 – b
When you make an injury claim it should be evident that the accident was not your fault and due to the error or negligence of someone else. If you had broken any laws or were careless then you would not be able to claim compensation.
Qu 3 – a
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority requires that if you have been injured in a violent assault and are looking to claim compensation then the crime should have been reported to the police. It is not necessary that the offender has been charged.
Qu 4 – d
For most types of personal injury claims you have 3 years in which you can file a claim for compensation. Violent crimes however have a 2 year limit, though under exceptional circumstances this may be extended.
Qu 5 – a
If you are involved in a car accident you have to report the accident to your insurance company, failure to do so may make your policy invalid. If anyone is seriously injured then you should also report the accident to the police
Qu 6 – b
An accident at work should be reported to your manager. You should also enter the incident in the accident book, this will help if you decide to make an injury claim for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st January 2013