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Should I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been involved in an accident there may be a number of thoughts running through your head; are my injuries serious? Will I need to take time off work? And if so, how will I pay my bills? You may also be asking yourself the question, should I make a personal injury claim?

If you are asking yourself this question, there are a number of things which you should take into consideration, such as who was to blame for the accident and whether or not you will be entitled to make a claim against the person you believe was responsible.

If you decide that you would like to make a compensation claim against the party responsible for your accident and injuries, contact Beacon Law today to speak to one of our specialist solicitors to obtain some legal advice on making a personal injury compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t you fault, you may be able to able to make a claim for compensation. There are many different types of personal injury claim, such as road traffic accident claims, clinical negligence claims, claims for accidents at work and slips, trips and falls in public areas, and occupied buildings.

Am I Entitled to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

There is no automatic right to make a claim if you have been injured in an accident. Sometimes accidents just happen, and there is no one to blame for them. To be successful in making a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that your accident happened as the result of someone else’s negligence or breach of a duty. You must also be able to prove causation, which means proving that your injuries were directly incurred as the result of the alleged accident.

If you believe that someone else was to blame for your accident , please get in touch with one of our personal injury lawyers who will discuss the details of your claim and let you know if we think you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury.

Who was to Blame for My Accident?

When asking the question, “should I make a personal injury claim?,” You should also ask yourself, “who was to blame for my accident?” It is important to establish the person or company responsible for your accident so that we can make a claim against them. If you do not know who was responsible, it may prove difficult to make a claim, although if you tell us all of the details of your claim, we may be able to figure this out for you. Below is some short guidance on common types of accident and who may be to blame for them.

  • Accidents in Supermarkets, shops, cinemas, shopping centres, cafes and other retail establishments – The management or owners of these establishments are usually to blame for any accidents, including those caused by staff.
  • Road Accidents – The driver at fault is usually the party who a claim is brought against. Most drivers will have insurance in place to cover the costs of any accidents and the insurance company will usually pay out any compensation due to you. You can still make a claim if you were involved in an accident with an uninsured or untraceable driver.
  • Accidents on a pavement, road, or highway – These types of claim are usually brought against the Council or local authority.
  • Accidents at Work – These types of claims will usually be brought against the management or owner of the company you work for.

Why Should I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

There are many reasons for making a personal injury claim. One of the most common reasons why people make claims following an accident is to make sure the same accident does not happen to others. Many feel that making a claim for personal injury will highlight the seriousness of the issue that caused their injury and hope that measures will be put in place to stop similar accidents from happening.

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is your right to make a claim in order to achieve justice. Compensation may not change what happened, however, it can assist you in the recovery process, especially if you are required to pay for treatment, or have had to take time off work as a result. You should keep any evidence of financial losses to support your claim for special damages at the point of settling your claim.)

Why Should I Make a Personal Injury Claim with Beacon Law?

Beacon Law are a firm of specialist Personal Injury Solicitors based in Manchester and our staff have years of experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims. We will handle your claim in a professional manner, whilst keeping you updated and reassured throughout your case. Contact us today for more information on the process of making a claim, including time limits and our conditional fee agreement.

Beacon Law are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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