Some people do not understand what a personal injury compensation claim is, or their right to make a claim. Here we try to answer some of the queries, and to explain why you should make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
The solicitors in Ivybridge give an explanation of a personal injury claim
The dictionary definition of personal injury is an injury to the body, mind or emotions. A personal injury claim is a claim for damages against the person guilty of causing an injury to the innocent victim, whether it is through intent, negligence or recklessness.
The solicitors in Ivybridge give an explanation of the types of accidents we deal with
There are lots of different types of accident that could happen to you through no fault of your own, for example:
- Assault claims,
- Holiday accidents
- Industrial diseases and conditions
- Road traffic accidents,
- Work related accidents,
- Product defect accidents,
In this list are only a sample of the accidents that could happen to you. If this situation arises, then you may want to use our solicitors to help you to make an injury compensation claim.
The solicitors on Ivybridge give an explanation of the compensation you may receive
The compensation is split in to 2 parts, either general or special. General means compensation being paid for pain and suffering from the injuries you have been caused, while the special means being paid for medical expenses, loss of earnings, property damage and any other costs and losses you have had to bear because of the accident.
When the solicitors calculate your compensation, they not only take into account how bad your injury is and how long it will take for you to recover, but they will look at if your injury is life changing for you. Your compensation will be calculated on all of those things and more.
The solicitors in Ivybridge give an explanation of the time limits
Usually your accident should have happened within the last 3 years. However there are 2 main exceptions to that rule, they are:
- If you were under 18 at the time of the accident, you have until the day before your 21st birthday to make your claim.
- If you have an industrial disease the three year period starts from when you knew you has the condition.
If you let these time periods expire then you will not be able to make an injury compensation claim.
Using Accident Advice Helpline for your injury claim
If all this sounds like you, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to let the experts deal with your claim.. We have been handling claims since 2000, when we were established to provide access to justice faultless victims of accidents, that’s what we have done for the last 13 years and we have done it very successfully. Many thousands of our claimants have been awarded the compensation they deserved.
On our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, you will find highly trained, friendly and helpful advisers who will give you all the information you need when you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: Emma Matthews