I’m Not Sure If I Have A Genuine Injury Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, then you almost certainly have a […]
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, then you almost certainly have a genuine injury claim. In the aftermath of an accident however, many people are unclear about how their accident really happened, and this can cause one to doubt their own liability. If this is the case with yourself, you should speak with a claims advisor. Claims advisors are trained to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim.
How can a claims advisor help me?
The claims advisor you speak to will discuss your accident with you and ascertain a number of important facts including how your accident happened, when your accident happened and what injuries you sustained in your accident. With this information, you will be able to find out how strong your case for compensation is, how much money you could be entitled to and how long – based on past cases – your claim will likely to take to be processed.
What factors will affect my eligibility to make a claim?
There are three key factors that affect your eligibility to make a claim. These are:
- How your accident happened – You cannot be wholly liable for your accident. You must at the most be only partially liable.
- When your accident happened – You have three years from the date your injuries became clear to make a claim for compensation. This is known as your date of limitation or your date of knowledge. This three year limit does not however apply to industrial diseases, such as asbestos poisoning and vibration white finger.
- Your injuries – If your injuries were really minor, such as if you received a paper cut (you would be surprised how many silly claims get processed every year), then you will likely not have a claim full stop. Your injuries need to be in some way or another debilitating or they need to have caused you pain and suffering.
How do I find the best injury lawyers?
If you are looking for the best injury lawyers for you, then a great place to start your search is with family and friends. Chances are, somebody you know will have made an injury claim within the last few years and if their case was successful, then they will probably be happy to recommend their injury lawyer to you. Alternatively, head online to Google or Bing and search for ‘injury lawyers in location’ (replace location with your location) to get a list of high quality solicitors in your area. You should contact these solicitors or their respective law firms separately to get a feel for who they are and how they work.