You can claim compensation for any type of West Bromwich accident, so long as you have someone to make your claim against. Types of claim include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Accidents in the workplace
- Accidents on the road
- Accidents on private or public land
- Accidents in shops, supermarkets and other premises open to the public
In order to succeed with your claim, you must be able to establish three things: liability, causation and loss.
To establish liability, you must be able to show that your West Bromwich accident was someone else’s fault. If you can prove that someone else breached a lawful obligation, such as health and safety legislation, you should be able to prove liability with ease.
To establish causation, you must prove that there was a causal link between your accident and the injuries you have sustained – in other words, you must show that someone else’s carelessness actually caused your injuries. If your case is straightforward, the issue of causation will be clear.
You will only be able to receive compensation if you can show that you have suffered a loss of some kind. This can either be because you have sustained a physical or psychological injury or because you have incurred an actual financial loss as a result of your accident, for example, a loss of earnings.
Do not delay – start your West Bromwich accident claim today
In all West Bromwich accident cases, you must start court proceedings within three years. This time frame is known as the limitation period and it runs from:
- The date on which you sustained your injury, or
- The date on which you learned your injury was linked to your accident
In exceptional circumstances, the court has the power to allow you to bring your claim outside of the aforementioned time limits. However, it is always advisable for you to make your claim as soon as possible after your accident, while the event is still fresh in your mind. Additionally, the sooner you contact Accident Advice Helpline and inform our trained claims advisors about the details of your claim, the sooner we can advise you and start gathering evidence against the person who was at fault.
To discuss your claim with us, please call our freephone helpline. Remember: we take on all West Bromwich accident claims on a 100% no win, no fee basis, which means you will not have to pay out for any upfront legal fees.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell