25 Jul How do I know if I can make a personal injury claim?
Being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience and if you have been injured mentally or physically it can really take a toll. It’s not always clear if you can make a personal injury claim. Often, it is best to seek the advice of an expert who can advise you on whether or not to pursue a particular claim.
If you have suffered after a fall or have been injured in a workplace incident or road traffic accident and want to make a personal injury claim, contact Ferrys Solicitors Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors for advice. The team will guide you through the process easily and efficiently.
Alternatively, if you’re unsure about making a claim, read on to see if you should.
Indicators of a solid personal injury claim
If you suffered any kind of injury or illness because of the actions of someone else, the chances are you’re entitled to compensation.
As well as incurring an injury, to have a solid personal injury claim:
- Someone else, an individual or organisation, must have been negligent or at fault
- The negligent party must have the means to pay compensation (often, insurance covers this).
- The accident needs to have happened within the last two years
What if I was partly to blame for my injury or illness?
If you were at fault for your injuries and nobody else was involved, it is usually not possible to claim compensation. However, if you were partly to blame for the accident, you can still make a personal injury claim if someone else was also to blame. This is called contributory negligence. The amount you receive may be reduced because you were also at fault, but often you are entitled to some form of compensation.
How to make a Personal Injury Claim
With the exception of medical negligence cases, personal injury claims must be submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board before they can proceed to court. A personal injury solicitor can assist in making this application and if the case is not resolved, they will deal with any subsequent court proceedings on your behalf.
At Ferrys Solicitors Personal Injury Solicitors, our team will ensure you are properly compensated. We are expert personal injury solicitors with experience in claims for all types of injuries and illnesses. How do I know if I can make a personal injury claim? Get in touch with Ferrys Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors today.