Have you been hurt in an accident through no fault of your own? Did you know that you could be entitled to claim compensation? For stress-free claims in Carlisle, read on for further information from the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
In order to do make a claim for personal injury compensation, the law states that you need to meet the following criteria.
The accident must not have been your fault
This aspect forms the backbone of any claim for personal injury compensation. In personal injury law, anybody physically and/or emotionally hurt as a result of the actions of someone else, directly or indirectly, is entitled to claim compensation.
There are many kinds of accident. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are some examples:
- A road traffic accident in which you were a passenger
- A road traffic collision in which another vehicle hits yours
- A work-based accident in which your employer failed to protect you, either by not providing the right protective gear or the right training
- Being knocked over by a vehicle or bicycle as a pedestrian
- Being knocked from your bicycle or motorbike
The incident must have happened within the last three years
Again, this is enshrined in personal injury law, and not something that Accident Advice Helpline can do anything about. With any accident, there is a date on which it happened – and the clock starts ticking from then.
With people who are claiming for the work-related illnesses known as industrial diseases, this deadline is applied in a different way. The “date of the accident” is the date you were told, or had reason to believe, that the illness or disease was linked to your job.
Examples of industrial disease include deafness caused by working without adequate ear defenders, or asbestosis caused by working with asbestos in unsafe conditions.
If you are unsure about whether you have a case, or whether you are in time to make one, don’t assume it is too late and this might not be the case in all circumstances– call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or, if you have a mobile, 0333 500 0993.
The injuries you sustained in the accident must be assessed by a medical professional
You may have broken an arm after being knocked over by a car, or have facial injuries after being knocked from your bike. These kinds of physical injuries will require the involvement of a medical practitioner.
Stress-free claims in Carlisle
But, quite often, with many an accident in Carlisle, there are also emotional impacts and injuries. Not being able to sleep properly, or having a fear that the same thing will happen again, or finding yourself reluctant to leave the house, are all examples. With emotional impacts such as these, many people find they need counselling to deal with post-traumatic stress.
For more information, why not call our helpline now? Speak to one of our friendly advisors or text ‘claim365‘ to 88010 and someone will call you back as soon as they can for stress-free claims in Carlisle.