When innocent victims approach Accident Advice Helpline to make a Pembroke accident at work claim, there are certain things we need to know before we can start their claim.
Do you fit the criteria for making a Pembroke accident at work claim for compensation?
All personal injury claims, no matter what type of accident they are for, or where they happened in the UK, have to fit a certain sets of rules, which are:
- Someone else must have been to blame for the accident
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
- Your injuries must have need medical attention
- The accident must have happened with the last three years
There are some exceptions to the time limit rule, but these are explained to victims we think that applies to.
What sort of accident are you making a Pembroke accident at work claim for?
There are many accidents that someone else can cause, just a few of them being:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Industrial illnesses
- Holiday accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sporting accidents
- Medical negligence
- Food poisoning
- Animal attacks
- Accidents in schools
You can make a personal injury claim for any accident, as long as it fits the rules.
What injuries are you making a Pembroke accident at work claim for?
There is not end to the injuries you could have sustained, some of them are life changing and some of them are life threatening. A few examples are:
- Loss of limbs
- Internal injuries
- Damage to joints
- Back and spine injuries
- Impaired vision or hearing
- Head and brain injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Soft tissue injuries
- Loss of digits
- Facial injuries
- Fatal injuries
At some point over the last 14 years, we have dealt with all types of accidents and injuries, and there cannot be many left that we do not know about – in fact as the old saying goes – what we don’t know isn’t worth knowing.
Making your claim
Now we know you fit the rules, what type of accident you were in, and what injuries you have, the next thing we need to know is if you have any evidence to prove you were not at fault. This could be witness statements, photos of the accident scene, or an accident report prepared by one of the official bodies that gets involved in accident investigations. Of course none of this will be needed if someone admits they were to blame.
For many claimants, before we get this far, they have already taken our 30-second test as this gives an estimate of how much the compensation could be. For some, realising how much they could be losing out on is the deciding factor in making a claim.
For others, they will have spoken to our friendly advisers on our freephone helpline. They will have found that they were under no obligation or pressure to proceed with a claim, that the choice was left to them. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 7th October 2014