Whether you are wondering who pays for compensation in Cambridgeshire, or you want to know how to pursue a personal injury claim, our team of expert personal injury lawyers, here at Accident Advice Helpline, are always on hand to answer your questions. Our dedicated team can give you the assistance you need after being injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
What is personal injury compensation?
Personal injury compensation is a sum of money that can be awarded to individuals who have sustained injuries in accidents through no fault of your own. It is there not only to compensate for pain and suffering, but also to compensate for loss of earnings and expenses that are a direct result of injuries sustained, and to pay for things like medical care and home adaptations that are needed by injured people.
Who can claim personal injury compensation?
Personal injury compensation can be pursued by anyone who has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else and who sought medical attention for those injuries.
There is currently a 3 year time limit on making a personal injury claim, so you can only file a claim a maximum of 3 years’ to the day that your accident happened. After this time, you will be barred from doing so, and will miss out on any compensation you would otherwise be entitled to.
Who pays for compensation in Cambridgeshire?
In the vast majority of cases, it will be an insurance company who settles any personal injury claim you make. This is the case because, it is usually only possible to file a claim against people who have liability insurance, such as other road users, local authorities and employers.
In most cases, our personal injury lawyers are successful in persuading insurance companies to settle out of court, which means you can avoid the stress and upheaval of having to defend your claim in court.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Basically, because personal injury law is complicated and time consuming. Hiring one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will not only ensure that you file a solid claim, dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s, but it will also ensure that you do not have to go out of your way to do so, because we will take care of everything for you.
To find out more about who pays for compensation in Cambridgeshire, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, but calls from mobiles will be charged at your network’s standard rate.
Date Published: 1st November 2015
Author: David Brown