Do I Have A Claim?
To pursue a successful personal injury compensation claim it is usually necessary to establish that somebody else was at fault.
Personal injury is widely defined although there must be recognisable damage which has given rise to pain and suffering. It is also possible to pursue claims for psychological injury even if this is not associated with any physical injury, although strict rules define the circumstances in which such a claim may succeed.
The negligent act giving rise to personal injury must normally have occurred in England and Wales although it is possible to apply UK law to some accidents abroad depending on the circumstances and the identity of the negligent party. Both Scotland and Northern Ireland have separate jurisdictions but it may still be possible to pursue the claim in England or Wales.
Time limits apply to all claims for personal injury compensation. Generally speaking in England and Wales, court proceedings must be issued within 3 years from the date of the accident or the development of the disease, although a number of exceptions do apply.
A number of ‘no fault’ schemes do allow the payment of personal injury compensation even where it has not been possible to prove that the injury was caused by a negligent party. These include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Act 1979.
At Sintons our personal injury specialists can advise you fully on the prospect of pursuing a successful claim for compensation. All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.