Although many people want to obtain compensation when they’ve been injured, they aren’t always able to do so. Generally, you’ll only be able to claim compensation for injuries that weren’t your fault.
This means that you will need to prove that someone or something else caused you to get hurt. Although someone else needs to be responsible for your injuries in order for you to launch a compensation claim, this doesn’t mean that they had to intend to harm you.
If they accidentally caused a car accident or caused you to fall over, for example, you should still be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Making a claim if you have suffered a non fault accident in Knaresborough
As well as making a claim for injuries caused by a non fault accident in Knaresborough, you could also obtain compensation for illnesses that weren’t your fault.
An example of an illness of this type is a work-related one, in which case you and your injury solicitors in Knaresborough would need to prove that your employer’s negligence caused the illness because you had not been provided with a safe and healthy working environment.
Another example of this type of illness is food poisoning, which you may sustain after eating undercooked meat, fish or poultry, or if vegetables come into contact with raw meat and so on while they are being prepared. If vegetables are not washed thoroughly (salad, for example), bacteria may lurk on them and cause food poisoning too.
How long do you have to make a claim?
In most cases, there is a time limit when it comes to taking legal action so, if you need to make a claim for a non fault accident in Knaresborough, you won’t be able to wait too long.
Generally, claimants are given three years to make a claim if they’ve been injured but you may want to take action must sooner than this. The sooner you make your claim, the sooner you could be receiving compensation!
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
To find out how much compensation you could obtain by making a claim for a non fault accident, take our 30 second test now. It’s easy, free to use and is a quick way of finding out how much your injury claim is worth.
If you’d prefer to speak to someone about your claim, you can contact our personal injury team whenever you need to. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be on hand to help.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown