Compensation claims are often made through solicitors in Butley when personal injury occurs. But many people are still in the dark about what making a claim entails, and the whole proves is shrouded in myths.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe in giving people the right information – this applies both to our clients and to potential clients. Here is some information, which we hope will bust some myths and clear up any queries you may have!
Who can claim?
“Is it people who fall off a ladder at work who can claim through solicitors in Butley? What about car accidents – do they qualify you for a claim? I’m not sure, really.”
The truth is, anyone can claim, provided that:
- Personal injury is suffered
- The accident is someone else’s fault
What does “someone else’s fault” mean?
“I know someone who got compensation through solicitors in Butley. He went for a walk and slipped on some ice – in the middle of winter! Surely he should have expected it might be icy. Yet he received a payout. How can that be someone else’s fault?”
Your friend might expect ice in winter, yes. But he may also reasonably expect a public footpath to be gritted at such a time. This is the responsibility of the local authority, which, through failing to grit the path, failed to do its job. He was quite right to claim and be awarded a payment, which will have been paid out through the council’s public liability insurance.
What can you claim for?
“Accidents are bad luck, but everyone has bad luck. Surely you should just get on with things. I mean, I saw something on the TV about some bloke getting paid compensation because he’d had to take taxis to get around! Seemed a bit ridiculous to me.”
It probably also seemed ridiculous to the man that he had to take taxis just so he could get to his doctor’s surgery, and all because someone caused him an injury that meant he couldn’t drive.
While he was still paying tax and insurance on his car, it was sitting on his drive – and he was paying extra for taxis. He could also have been losing wages as a result of being off work, too. The compensation will have enabled him to get his life back on track.
Solicitors in Butcombe are available now
Of course, we cannot eliminate the myths and misinformation. But happily, at Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide no win no fee solicitors who will take on your claim.
All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be back in touch.
Why not pick up the phone now?
Date Published: 9th May 2014
Author: David Brown