Having an accident can be a frightening experience, especially if it has come out of the blue and you felt powerless to stop it, perhaps a road traffic accident? Regardless of the type of accident it can be made even scarier if you have been injured in any way and require medical assistance and treatment.
If you have been injured in an accident which you don’t think was your fault then an Pontypridd accident solicitor, or one from Accident Advice Helpline, may be able to help you make a claim for compensation against the person who was liable for the accident.
With the last three years?
In order for a Pontypridd accident solicitor, or any solicitor, to be able to help you make a claim for compensation it is important that the accident you would like to make a claim for occurred within the last three years. For legal reasons, no solicitor will be able to help you if this time period has elapsed, so it is important that you do not delay in getting your claim started.
However, there are some situations in which making a claim after the three year period has elapsed may still be possible. For example, if you were a minor at the time of the accident, and your family decided not to pursue compensation on your behalf, but allow you to make a claim when you reached 18, then an accident solicitor could assist you. In such a situation you would have up to three years after your 18th Birthday in which to initiate a claim.
Alternatively, if you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease then you will be able to initiate a claim within three years of the date of your diagnosis. We even have specialist Pontypridd accident solicitors who can assist with this type of more complex case.
Not your fault?
Your Pontypridd accident solicitor can only help you make a claim if it is possible to demonstrate that the accident, and therefore the injury, was not your fault. If you think someone else was to blame then it will be the role of your solicitor to help find proof of this and make a claim against them. For example, if your employer was to blame for the accident your Pontypridd accident solicitor may be able to prove that this is the case if they failed to provide you with the adequate training to be able to do your job safely and efficiently.
Speak to an accident solicitor today about your Pontypridd accident
To find out more about making a claim for a pontypridd accident why not contact us at Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our accident solicitors? They will be able to provide you with advice and guidance on how best to proceed with your claim.
Alternatively, you can take our 30 second test which will tell you if you are entitled to claim, and give you an indication of how much you might receive in terms of compensation.
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 for compensation.
Date Published: 21st June 2014
Author: David Brown