If you are involved in an accident and it was not your fault, this could be a very traumatic experience for you and also be a shock to your system. Legal compensation in recognition of your suffering is what UK law says you are entitled to, providing your injuries needed medical attention.
You may well be searching for a personal injury lawyer in Kilmarnock to make an injury claim if you have sustained an injury in an accident that was not your fault. If your injury was because of a crime you need to make a criminal injuries compensation claim which a personal injury lawyer in Kilmarnock can also help you to do.
There are criteria that you have to meet for a personal injury lawyer in Kilmarnock
The criteria for an accident claim is:
- The accident must have been the fault or negligence of someone else
- The accident must have happened in the last three years
- You must have needed medical attention for your injuries
The criteria for a criminal injury claim are:
- You must have helped the police with their enquires to give them the best possible chance of apprehending the criminal
- You should be the blameless victim
- The crime should have happened within the last two years (except in the case of child abuse where the rules are slightly different)
- You must have reported the crime to the police
If you fit this criteria and you make a claim, this is who will settle your claim
The people who will pay would depend on who had caused the accident. Most of the time it will be the insurance companies, so a car accident would be motor insurance companies etc. But also it could be the local authority, government department, health trust and countless other organisations. In the case of a criminal injury it would be the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA).
Using a personal injury lawyer in Kilmarnock to help
You could try and make the claim yourself, but the processes are complex and time consuming unless you know what you are doing. The large organisations would rather not deal with you direct, they would rather deal with the professionals because it makes their job easier. At Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in dealing with these large organisations and know how they like your claim presented to them.
Your initial contact with us is totally free, either via the internet and the completion of our 30-second test, or by telephoning our freephone landline number 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and get started by speaking to one of our advisors.
Date Published: 16th February 2014
Author: David Brown