Not everyone realises they may be entitled to make Oxford no win no fee claims, and some that are aware of them think that their injuries were not serious enough to make a claim. So lets look at the criteria for Oxford no win no fee claims, which are the same as for personal injury claims all over the country.
Non-fault accidents for Oxford no win no fee claims
The first, and probably most important thing is that the accident you were injured in must have been the fault of someone else. This could be:
- Your employer if you were in an accident at work
- Another road user if you were in a road traffic accident
- A local authority if you accident was caused by roads or pavements that had not been repaired
- A business owner if your were injured on their premises, such as in a supermarket for example
- A manufacturer or importer if your injuries were caused by defective products
The list goes on and on, but you cannot claim against yourself, so the accident must not have been your own fault.
Medical evidence for Oxford no win no fee claims
Your injuries could be really serious or minor, as long as they needed medical attention you should be able to make a claim. Whenever you are treated by your doctor or a hospital they keep records and what they have had to do and why. This medical report will be needed as part of your claim.
Sometimes, we ask claimants to attend an independent medical. This is just to strengthen your claim and is not anything to worry about.
When to start Oxford no win no fee claims
For most personal injury claims you have three years from the date of the accident to pursuing compensation. There are some exceptions to this rule, some having a shorter time scale and some longer. To find out if your claim is within time limits, chat to one of our friendly advisors.
Although you may have three years to start your claim, it is better to start it sooner rather than later. Any evidence will be fresher in everyones minds, and it is often more readily accepted after just a few months than after more than two years.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to make a personal injury claim and do not want to have to worry about paying any money to get it started, or not have to pay our legal fees if it is lost, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We have been making successful claims for over 16 years’, and are here to help all innocent accident victims.
You can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 23rd August 2014
Author: David Brown