Can I claim compensation for my broken nose?
There are many injuries that people suffer from and no matter what they are, providing your case meets the basic criteria of making a compensation claim, our solicitor in Stockport will be able to help.
The 3 compensation criteria
In order to claim compensation for your broken nose – or any other injury in fact – your case MUST meet all three of the following factors, otherwise your claim will not be eligible.
Criteria 1: Time
For all compensation cases, there are deadlines that must be adhered to in order for your claim to be successful. Personal injury law, under which our solicitor in Stockport works, states that for a person to have an eligible claim, they must be staking their claim to compensation within 3 years of the date of the accident. The application of this deadline only differs in two circumstances;
i. If the case involves a minor under the age of 18 years
ii. A case for industrial disease or illness
To know more about how the deadline is applied in these cases, phone us on 0800 689 0500.
Criteria 2: Injuries
You must have been injured in the accident or catastrophe that occurred but not only that, you must have sought medical advice for your injuries too, from a suitably qualified professional. This could be your own GP or the local accident and emergency department.
It makes no difference if you had one appointment, or a whole raft of them; the point is you must have sought medical help.
Your solicitor in Stockport will need to know the details of any appointments, so it pays to keep a diary as well as copies of hospital letters or appointment cards etc. This ensures that any information used in your case is as accurate as possible.
Criteria 3: The Accident
In order to have an eligible claim, the third compensation criteria must be that the event or accident that caused you to be injured must not have been your fault.This could be a car accident, being knocked from your motorbikes or bicycle, being knocked over as a pedestrian or any other event in which you were hurt, but played no part in the occurrence itself.
How to make a claim for compensation with our specialist solicitor in Stockport
There is only one thing you need to do: call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisers.
With over 14 years’ experience in helping people claim what is rightfully theirs, why not see if our solicitor in Stockport could do the same for you?
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown