Want to know who pays for compensation in Newark and Sherwood? Understanding this can play an important role in helping you to make a successful compensation claim. Read on to find out more about how to claim and some of the things we can do to help.
Understanding who pays for compensation in Newark and Sherwood
If you decide to make a compensation claim you will have to prove that the accident was not your fault, that it happened at some point within the last three years and that your injuries should be considered bad enough to warrant a claim.
If you can prove this, then compensation may well be awarded. This will be assessed on the basis of how badly you have been injured and how much it has cost you. This includes general expenses such as medical fees and travel costs, as well as any lost wages incurred as a result of your personal injury claim.
It is a common misconception that compensation is always paid out by the defendant. In fact, this is not always the case. Most defendants will have taken out an insurance policy of some kind. For example, in a car crash you should be claiming against their third party motor insurance policy rather than the individual.
Workplaces generally take out employer’s liability insurance to cover any injuries inflicted on their employees for which they are considered liable. Public places such as shops will have public liability insurance which does much the same thing.
Making a claim
If you decide to claim for compensation, you will have to demonstrate that the accident was the defendant’s fault and the injuries are bad enough to warrant a claim. This generally means something that has required medical treatment at some point. As long as you can prove that, there is a very good chance you’ll be in a position to claim compensation.
The other side’s insurance firm will use their legal team to assess the case. If they think they have only a limited chance of winning a case, they will seek to settle out of court. This reduces the overall cost of making a claim from their point of view and makes the entire thing much less risky.
If they make this offer you will need to decide whether this is something you’d wish to accept. In doing this, your law firm can offer a huge amount of help and advice.
So, if you’re looking to find out more about who pays for compensation in Newark and Sherwood and how this can be relevant to you and your claim, give our team a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd November 2015
Author: David Brown