Compensation claims are being made on a regular basis and they all have three factors in common. This is because in order for a compensation claim to be in with a chance of succeeding, there need to be three factors present as stipulated by personal injury law, present.
Do you know what they are?
Was the accident someone else’s fault in Portsmouth?
Firstly, the accident in which you were hurt must not have been your fault. This sounds simple enough and in some cases, it may be immediately obvious who was responsible.
For example, if you were hurt in a car accident, there may be a police report that clearly states the other car driver was not following the rules of the road. They may even press charges.
There are other cases, however, where it is not immediately obvious it was someone else’s fault in Portsmouth and may need more investigation. This entails working with a law firm that specialises in compensation claims. This law firm will know how and what to look for.
Have any injuries been medically assessed?
Many people think that this relates to trying to ‘catch them out’ or ‘play down their injuries’. This is not the case.
This is the process by which the compensation settlement figure is set and in order to do this, your injuries will need to be assessed for severity and impact. Your settlement will also need to take into account how these injuries will affect you in the future, if at all.
Is the claim being made within the deadline?
You may understand that to claim compensation for an accident that was someone else’s fault in Portsmouth, you have three years in which to do so. But, do you know how this deadline is applied?
In the vast majority of cases, the deadline will start counting down from the date of the accident as it can be reasonably assumed that your injuries were caused by this incident. It does vary however, when applied to cases of industrial disease compensation claims.
Can Accident Advice Helpline help you?
We want to make sure that as many people as possible can access the information, help and advice that they need when it comes to possibly making a compensation claim.
This is why we encourage everyone to call us, for a no obligation chat. Alternatively, you can use our online tool, the 30-second test. You will find this on our website.
Call us for a no obligation, informal chat on 0800 689 0500. If you are calling from a mobile, use the lower rate number 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd November 2015
Author: David Brown