If you have been involved in an accident whereby somebody else was to blame, it is important to understand about how to make a claim, including the guidelines and personal injury limitation measures in place for the compensation process.
What types of personal injury limitation measures are in place?
Under UK law, there are a number of personal injury limitation measures in place to protect both claimants and those who are being held responsible for causing an injury. To make a claim for compensation, your accident must have been caused by another person or organisation and will also need to have resulted in the need for medical attention at your local GP surgery or hospital accident & emergency, for example.
In addition, there is a personal injury limitation in place applying to timescales – you must make a claim within three years to be entitled to receive compensation. The only time that this personal injury limitation is waived is in the case of minors, who can make a claim at any time up until their eighteenth birthday (or their parent can do so on their behalf). Once they turn eighteen and are no longer classed as a minor, they only have a further three years in which to make a claim.
I am eligible to make a claim – what next?
If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, then you should get in touch with a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your accident or injury qualifies for compensation, you can check by using our 30 second online tool, which will also give an idea of how much you may be able to claim – whether in the hundreds or thousands of pounds.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have over ten years of experience in handling personal injury claims for people just like you. We are able to handle any personal injury type, no matter how niche. Your injury may include:
- A claim against your workplace for injuries including industrial deafness, repetitive strain injury, vibration white finger, asbestos-related illness, work-induced stress, a fall at work or construction accidents
- Road traffic accidents – whether you were the driver, passenger, a motorcyclist, pedestrian or cyclist
- Slips, trips and falls, including falls on broken pavement, slips on wet surfaces, and trips over dangerously placed objects
- Medical negligence claims such as incorrect or late diagnosis, introduction of infection and surgical errors
No matter what your accident or injury type, we can help. With a team of highly trained, professional advisers, we ensure that your experience of making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is a stress-free as possible. With our experienced legal specialists working on your behalf on a no win, no fee basis, you can rest assured that your case is being handled by a trusted and reputable compensation provider. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and members of the Claims Standards Council.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: David Brown