Have You Been Injured and it Wasn’t Your Fault?

Have You Been Injured and it Wasn’t Your Fault?

None of us leave home expecting to be injured in an accident that was not your fault, but it happens to many thousands of innocent victims every year. It could be in a road traffic accident, an accident at work, you slipped or tripped, medical negligence or had an accident in a public place. Wherever you go and whatever you are doing, someone is accountable for your safety and well-being. If you are one of the unfortunate people that have been hurt because of the action, or inactions, of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.

Making A Claim With Solicitors

Accidents and injuries are something that a personal injury solicitor is used to dealing with. As a vibrant and busy city, with many tourists as well as locals, it should be no surprise that sometimes accidents happen. An injury lawyer may be able to assist you with a compensation claim, as long as your situation complies with the rules to qualify for compensation.

  • You must have been involved in an accident that was the fault of some else or been the victim of negligence
  • The accident or negligence must have caused you an injury, whether that is to your body or your mind
  • Your injury must have been bad enough to have needed medical treatment. This does not mean it has to be really serious, as even a broken wrist would entail a visit to a hospital
  • Your claim should be started within three years of the date of the accident.

There are some exceptions to the time limit rule, and to find out for certain if you qualify to make a compensation claim you can easily fill out the contact form on your solicitor’s website. Roper James Solicitors explain how “in many cases, hearing problems are not noticed for many years” (for example if you’ve just finished working in a noisy environment) so just because a lot of time has passed, doesn’t mean you don’t have a case.

What Will A Claim Include?

The first thing any law firms will look at when you are thinking of making a claim is what injuries did you suffer and how have they affected your life. Pain and suffering is the basis of any compensation claim, but if your claim is successful, there are costs and losses that can be recouped as well. Accidents usually create extra expenses, and this can mean that you are suffering financially as well as physically. The law says that no one should be financially worse off after an accident they did not cause, so make sure you keep as much proof of payment for anything you have to spend that is accident and injury related.

How Can You Afford Lawyers?

It is estimated that less than a third of innocent accident victims make a compensation claim, and the biggest single factor that prevents them is concern over the cost of the legal fees. The no win, no fee agreement should take all those worries away, as it means you do not have to pay any money before your claim is started, or your solicitor’s legal fees if your claim fails.

Any qualifying victim can afford to make a claim with no win, no fee, so don’t hesitate to seek the compensation you deserve.

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