If you were hurt in a school accident in Huntingdonshire, what would be your first response? Once the urgent issues of providing care and finding treatment have faded, it’s important to address the issue of claiming compensation. Although you may not think compensation applies to you, it’s worth looking into. Who knows? You might be in for a bit of a surprise.
What the law says about claiming for a school accident in Huntingdonshire
First, in order to properly assess the strength of your own claim, you need to find out whether or not your case complies with the law. In this, the first hurdle is represented by something called the three-year rule. This means that if you wait longer than three years from the date when you received the injury, you may not be entitled to claim any compensation.
There are exceptions to this rule – most notably with children under the age of 18. Their three year time limit will not begin until their eighteenth birthday so they have a little extra time to decide what to do next.
Once you’ve checked that you’re within the specified time limit, it’s time to test the other factors of your case. The most obvious of these is the issue of blame. You will be entitled to claim compensation if you can prove that the injury and accident was not your fault. An example of this might be when you are injured in a car accident as a result of another driver’s mistake.
Thirdly, the injury needs to be severe enough to have had an effect on your life. What this means in the real world is that if you have not required medical assistance as a result of your injury, then the chances are you may not be entitled to make a claim at all.
After a school accident in Huntingdonshire
So, when you’ve been hurt in a school accident in Huntingdonshire, it’s important that you get advice from an expert who can tell you how your claim stacks up against the law. You can do this by contacting our team at Accident Advice Helpline. They will use their own experience in personal injury law to point you in the right direction and tell you everything you need to know to improve your chances of success.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
Finally comes the issue of finding a lawyer who can help with your case. At Accident Advice Helpline we improve your chances of success by not finding any old lawyer, but the type of professional who we believe will give you the best chance of winning your case. In this way we’ll be in a much better position to help you get the best result possible.
So, to find out how we can help after a school accident in Huntingdonshire, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Call us now for expert claims’ advice.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown