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Are you entitled to make a compensation claim?

by Marlow Braide Solicitors. Posted on 04 November 2015
Are you entitled to make a compensation claim?
04
Nov

If you’ve been involved in an accident, be it on the roads, in a public place or while at work, it can be an extremely difficult time for you.

You might be forced to take time away from work, you might have a lengthy recovery period ahead of you and the likelihood is that you could be left in pain and suffering as a result of your injuries.

When faced with these circumstances, many people choose to seek a claim for compensation. With over 15 years’ experience, Marlow Braide can help you get the justice you deserve. However, in order to be able to legally seek a claim for compensation, you’ll need to show the following:

Liability

Compensation is only available to you if the accident in question wasn’t your fault. Therefore, we have to demonstrate that the actions of a third party were responsible for the accident. That person doesn’t need to have acted maliciously, as we’re proving the action, rather than the intent, in this case. Therefore, if you were in a road traffic accident where the person behind you failed to stop, their fault can be shown clearly.

Evidence

We also need evidence of your injuries. In many cases, the doctor or medical professional who treated you will be able to attest to the level of your injuries, their severity and the likely prognosis for your future health. They can confirm if you’re likely to need ongoing treatment, assistance or are likely to suffer chronic pain as a result. Not only are these factors important in proving your case, but they can also alter the amount of compensation you would be awarded if successful.

Time limits

In most circumstances, you have three years from the date of your accident to seek a claim. There are some exceptions to this, and our highly qualified and knowledgeable staff can advise you accordingly.

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