Accident Advice Helpline is asked about issues such as personal injury claims causation liability all the time. As a law firm staffed with personal injury solicitors we are used to dealing with legal terms and explaining them in straightforward language to our clients.
It often seems as if legal language has been created solely with the intention of confusing ordinary people. That’s not the case but our team will be able to talk you through all these terms and explain your case in accessible and understandable language.
Personal injury claims causation liability
When you look at this phrase, it is easy to think it is just legalese that has been put together to bamboozle you and put you off making a claim. But if you break it down, personal injury claims causation liability is actually pretty straightforward.
- Personal injury claims – probably the most simple part of the sentence, this is the claim that can be made when you are injured in an accident that was not your fault.
- Causation – causation means you must be able to show that the injury you suffered was a direct result of the accident in which you were involved, and the accident was not your fault. Which leads us on to…
- Liability – who is liable for the accident? i.e., who is responsible for the accident? The other party that you believe caused the accident and the injury you are claiming compensation for must admit liability or be shown to be liable.
Therefore, personal injury claims causation liability basically means that someone else was responsible for the accident that directly led to the injury for which you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The fact the accident can be proven to be someone else’s fault is absolutely essential when you are making a claim for personal injury compensation. The other two essentials are:
- You received medical attention for your injuries following the accident.
- The accident happened within the last three years (the exceptions to this rule are cases of industrial disease and accidents that happened when the victim was legally a child).
You will find these questions on our 30-second test on our website, which also acts as a compensation calculator. We cannot ever guarantee how much compensation you will receive or indeed when it will be paid out, but based on other cases similar to yours, we can estimate the amount of money you might be due.
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If you want more information about making a claim with us, or want to get your claim started, call our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: Louise Thacker