How do you know if you are eligible to claim compensation? If you have suffered a public transport accident, than this is one of the many questions you may ask yourself when working out if you want to pursue a claim. Read on for more information about the criteria you need to meet to be eligible following a public transport accident in Dacorum, and what you can do to make a claim.
How to work out if you’re eligible for personal injury compensation
If you are thinking about making a compensation claim, consider whether or not you are eligible based on the following points:
The accident occurred within the last three years
It may surprise you that you have up to three years to make a claim for compensation following an accident, but don’t let that time run out. If the accident involved a minor, then there may be even more time available in order to make a claim.
The accident wasn’t your fault
In order to make a claim for compensation, the accident must have been someone else’s fault. When travelling on public transport, any accident that occurs is likely to be someone else’s fault – whether it is the public transport company’s or another party’s.
The accident led to a personal injury
Your claim is dependent on the fact that a personal injury was caused as a result of your accident. You will need to have had a medical examination in order to confirm this. While you may receive compensation for your injuries, you may also receive compensation for any expenses that have been incurred as a result of your injuries, such as medical expenses, travel expenses and loss of earnings.
Make a claim for compensation for a public transport accident in Dacorum
One way to quickly assess whether or not you are eligible for compensation is to take the online 30-second test from Accident Advice Helpline. From there you can decide whether or not you want to make a claim, but you are under no obligation to do so.
Our friendly advisers will provide you with the help you need in order to make your claim, and with our 100% no win, no fee* guarantee, you won’t have to worry about legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. Most of our claims are processed over the phone, so there is no paperwork to fill out, and very few of our claims go to court.
If you have been in an accident in the last three years and want to know what options are available to you to make a claim, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles).
Date Published: 24th June 2015
Author: David Brown