Have You Suffered a Personal Injury That Wasn’t Your Fault?
It’s a fact of life that accidents can happen at any time. However, if you have suffered a personal injury in an accident where someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the pain and discomfort you have been put through.
At What’s My Claim Worth we understand the potentially devastating impact a personal injury can have on your day to day life. From potential loss of earnings to the general disruption to everyday activities, a personal injury, however minor, can cause added stress to you and your loved ones.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury and someone else was at fault, you don’t have to suffer in silence. The experienced and knowledgeable team of solicitors at What’s My Claim Worth are here to guide you through the claims process and get you the personal injury compensation you deserve.
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury refers to any injury that causes physical or psychological harm to your person, as opposed to your property. If these kinds of injuries have been caused by a third party, then you may be able to claim compensation. Even if the injury was not directly caused by someone else, it’s still possible to pursue a claim if there has been some sort of negligence involved, either on the part of an individual or a company.
Different Types of Personal Injury Claims
Our team of solicitors are experienced in dealing with a whole range of personal injury claims. The most common types of claims include:
Why make a Personal Injury Claim?
There are many reasons to seek compensation for a personal injury. You may be looking to achieve some kind of recompense for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of your injury. You might also want to recover any financial losses you have incurred whilst you have been injured, such as medical expenses or lost earnings if you have been unable to work during your recovery. In addition to the obvious financial benefits of making a claim, you may also want to achieve a sense of justice and ensure that negligent procedures or processes do not happen again.
Time Limits for Making a Personal Injury Claim
One of the most important factors in any personal injury claim is the time limit. In the UK there is a standard time limit of three years in which a personal injury claim can be filed at court.
This three year deadline commences either from the date that the accident occurred or from the date you first became aware of a significant injury which you should have attributed in whole or in part to the negligence of a third party.
Generally speaking, if legal proceedings are not initiated within three years the case is considered ‘time-barred’ and you are no longer entitled to claim. This is why many people lose out on making a claim for compensation. The court can exercise its discretion in extending this time period, but this is not guaranteed.
Making a Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered a personal injury or illness as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault it is important that you seek the advice of a specialist solicitor who is experienced in dealing with personal injury claims.
At What’s My Claim Worth we are experts in all kinds of personal injury matters. We will assess your claim on a no win, no fee basis and will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation.
Get an instant estimate of how much your claim could be worth using our Claimometer, or call our personal injury specialists, who will be happy to talk you through the facts of your own case and answer any questions or queries you may have.
Find out how we successfully secured our client £4,635 in damages for a personal injury claim on a no win, no fee basis following a road traffic accident.