Thinking of making a claim for personal injury compensation? Live in the Birmingham area? Read on to find about the type of injury that allows you to make a compensation claim for personal injuries in Birmingham.
Expert help with personal injuries in Birmingham.
A personal injury claim can be made for any injury that was caused as result by an accident generated by someone else’s negligence. These injuries include:
- Sprains and strains.
- Broken bones.
- Wounds of a more severe nature.
More detailed claims are often made against the following:
- Head injuries causing damage to the brain
- Eye injuries.
- Industrial disease and deafness.
The major factor in determining whether any of these can be considered grounds for a claim is the cause of the accident. Was it the victim’s own fault? If it was then there is very little that can be done. If the accident was caused by someone else then the victim has every right to make a claim for compensation.
When can I claim?
This is a commonly asked question. The answer is within three years of the accident unless it occurred in the workplace when other conditions apply. This rule does not apply if the person involved in the accident was under eighteen, they then can start the claim on their eighteenth birthday, or if they were unable to act on their own behalf. Most claims however fall into the three year rule and if your accident was some time ago then you need to get advice sooner rather than later .
How do I do it?
Making personal claims in Sheffield is not an easy task. If you do not want to spend time finding a local solicitor then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We have been helping accident victims for over ten years and all of our solicitors work strictly on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
We are also proud to have the support of consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, who has long been a prominent figure in the campaign for consumer rights in the United Kingdom. We work on the principles of honesty, integrity and accountability and our advice is given free of charge during your first call and is of no obligation. If you want to call you will be able to ask as many questions as you like. We are here twenty four hours a day seven days a week so you can call at any time.
We can also offer you a 30-second test to confirm your chances of making a claim for personal injuries in Birmingham and give you an estimate of your potential payout using our claims calculator. If you are nervous about speaking to someone then visit the website and take the test online before you call. Most of our cases can be handled by telephone with no need for face to face contact so wherever you are we are able to help.