Trout fishing is a popular pastime and sport in and around Gairloch. If there were any injury claim solicitors in Gairloch, they might, from time to time, have to deal with personal injury claims that this activity can bring about. As it is, most of these types of claims for compensation are directed to us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
The validity of any injury claim balances on the blame
The most important factor governing whether or not you can raise a compensation claim relates to the question: who is to blame for the incident/injury? If the injury is “self inflicted”, you’ve got nowhere to go; after all, what’s the point of suing yourself? But when the blame is down to a third party, then that’s a different kettle of fish, if you’ll excuse the pun.
However, it’s not just the blame that has to be taken into consideration. There are other criteria too.
When did the accident/injury occur?
There is a three-year statute of limitations, meaning that any injury claim must be logged within the three years immediately preceding the date of your claim. Where the injury victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the injury, the three year window doesn’t actually open until the victim’s 18th birthday; after which it begins ticking down.
Was the injury relatively serious?
If the injury that was sustained is only minor, then no claim can be made, unless it somehow affects the victim’s ability to earn an income, or has necessitated extra costs. Minor scratching and bruising won’t cut the mustard.
AAH and our solicitors in Gairloch advise you to obtain medical proof
You should always be ready to supply medical proof that substantiates your claim, when you’re claiming via AAH’s solicitors in Gairloch. Take for example, whiplash injury. At this point in time there are as many as 1200 claims being made every day. Whereas many are no doubt legitimate, some might not be. Supplying medical proof of any injury gets rid of any doubt, and helps to validate your claim. The golden rule is, if you’re injured, go and see a medical practitioner.
The reasons people claim compensation
Many people have high ideals about raising a personal injury claim, from the point of view of helping to prevent a similar accident occurring to someone else in the future. For many, however, it’s simply a case of collecting any compensation they may be due.
Use our quick and easy HOW MUCH calculator
The quickest and easiest way to establish how much compensation you could be awarded is to visit the AAH website and use the HOW MUCH calculator that is located on the landing page. The process is very simple and will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time.
The no win no fee* service AAH supply comes highly recommended by well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. It includes our free helpline which can be accessed from any landline, on 0800 180 4123, or from any mobile on 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown