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Are You Owed Compensation?

According to new research, one in four adults have suffered a personal injury over the last five years but not even quarter of them made a claim.

The following questions could help you determine whether you are owed compensation, and how much you are likely to receive. 

1 – Have you been injured in the last three years?

To ensure you are able to claim, you need to make sure you do so within three years (if the claim is for an adult that is capable of handling their own affairs). You will be able to claim if court
proceedings are issued within three years of you first being aware that you suffered the injury.

In some cases, a court may decide to extend a time limit, depending on the circumstances of the case.

2 – Was the accident someone else’s fault?

You will be required to prove that someone else was to blame for your injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence then you will be more than capable of bringing a serious injury compensation claim.

Some things that may be able to help you prove this include establishing an account of exactly what happened and gathering witnesses/evidence that confirm that another party was at fault. Express Solicitors can help you to compile this evidence and present it to the third party insurers.

3 – Did you receive medical attention?

If yes, then you will need to be able to provide any information regarding medical treatment and medical diagnosis that happened as a result of the accident. It’s also a good idea to keep any prescription receipts.

4 – Where were you injured?

At Express Solicitors we deal with injuries including:

  • Head & brain
  • Ear & hearing
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Fatal accident
  • Neck & spinal
  • Fractured bones
  • Eyes and sight
  • Amputation

The nature and location of your injury could make a significant difference to how much compensation you receive. For example, it is very likely that the total loss of a limb would result in a larger sum of compensation compared to a whiplash claim.

The best way to determine if you are owed compensation is by speaking to a professional solicitor. You must explain the circumstances under which you were injured and provide proof of all the losses which you have incurred as a result of your injury.

For more up to date information and first hand professional advice then please contact one of our experienced Serious Injury solicitors.


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