Who can make an injury claim?
If you have been injured as the result of an accident, and your accident happened as the result of someone else's negligence, then you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This includes accidents that have happened at work, slips and trips in public places, road traffic accidents, and even in the event that negligent exposure to asbestos in the past has caused you to suffer from an asbestos-related disease.
Every case is unique
Each case is considered unique, and we will look at all of the individual circumstances surrounding your injury claim. So whether you were harmed in a no-fault car crash, or in an accident at work, we can offer immediate advice as to whether or not you have an injury claim worth pursuing.
Becoming unwell due to work environments
Sometimes people become unwell because of their working environment. Toxic fumes can lead to long-term lung problems, while being required to lift inappropriately heavy boxes can cause a painful back injury. And it’s well documented that people who have spent time in the past working with asbestos materials are now having to make an injury claim after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Car accident injuries
The most commonly seen reason for people to make an injury claim is following a car accident. The types of injury seen as a result of this type of event are extremely diverse, ranging from whiplash to spinal cord injury and even brain damage.
Compensation to help get life back in order
If you’ve been hurt, or have become ill, as a direct result of someone else’s actions – whether negligence was intentional or not – then the law allows you to make an injury claim. The compensation that you could receive is designed to help you get life back on track again, and to cope with expenditure that you wouldn’t otherwise be expected to meet.
Timescales for making an injury claim
In order to make an injury claim, your accident needs to have occurred within the last three years. In the case of illness which was not immediately apparent, then you can make your claim within three years of you becoming aware that the illness you're suffering was caused as the result of someone else's negligence. If you were under 18 at the time the accident or event, then you have 3 years from the date of your 18th birthday to make the injury claim.
Expert legal advice
Call us for expert legal advice at any time on 0800 197 3232, or fill in the online claim assessment form above. We’re happy to answer any questions you may initially have regarding a possible injury claim.