By Emily Sirko. Last Updated 2nd May 2023. Knowing how to claim compensation for an injury or damage to your belongings can be quite tricky.
We believe that everyone should have access to justice, which is why our panel of solicitors always offer No Win No Fee agreements in every case they take on.
On this page, we’ve included a bunch of resources that you may find useful. They’ll tell you more about how to claim compensation for all different types of subjects.
Remember, if you have any questions, just call us on the number at the top of this page.
What Is The Criteria For Making A Personal Injury Claim?
You may be wondering how to claim compensation after suffering an injury that wasn’t your fault. To be able to make a personal injury claim, you will need to prove the following:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- There was a breach of this duty.
- This breach consequently led to you suffering injuries.
A breach of a duty of care causing injury can constitute negligence, for which you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, in public, or in a road traffic accident due to a third party breaching their duty of care, you might be eligible to claim compensation.
To receive an assessment of your eligibility to make a personal injury claim, please contact our advisory team.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
When you are wondering how to claim compensation, you may also be interested to learn how long you will have to do so.
The Limitation Act 1980 details the personal injury claim time limit, stating that you will generally have three years from the date of your accident to start the legal proceedings of your claim.
However, there are exceptions to this:
- For a person who lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, the time limit will be suspended. During this time, a court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. In the event that the individual regains the mental capacity to bring a claim forward, they will have three years from the date of this to start their claim if one has not already been made.
- If an individual is under the age of eighteen at the time of their injury, the time limit is paused until their 18th birthday. Before this date, a litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. If a claim has not been made once they turn 18, they will have three years to start a claim.
To learn more about the personal injury claim time limit, please get in contact with our team.
Tips On Proving A Claim
Evidence is one of the most important factors when it comes to determining the success of a claim. This applies to all types of cases, from personal injury to data breach.
However, knowing what the best evidence is for your case and how to get it can be tricky. As a rule of thumb, you will generally need to provide evidence that proves two things:
- That the defendant was at fault (or liable) for your injuries
- That your injuries were caused by the accident or at least contributed to them
To prove the first point, you can look to obtain evidence such as accident report book records, photographs of the scene or cause of the accident, or CCTV footage. Witness evidence from colleagues or anyone who saw what happened can also prove vital.
To prove the second point, it’s important to get medical attention after the accident, especially if you’ve injured yourself. Not only will you get the treatment needed to aid your recovery, you’ll have an entry in your medical records confirming what happened, the harm inflicted, and how severe it is.
If you need any help gathering evidence or would like more guidance on how to claim for an injury or illness, please get in touch with us today on the number at the top of this page.
How To Claim Personal Injury Compensation
Below, you can find some of our personal injury claims guides:
- If you’re looking for advice on making a workplace injury claim, head here. You can find examples of different accidents in work, potential compensation awards, and advice on No Win No Fee agreements.
- If you’ve suffered multiple injuries, it helps to be aware of your legal rights and the potential compensation amounts that you could claim. Learn all about multiple injury claims here
- To learn more about claiming compensation for a fatal accident, head here. You can find vital information on dependency payments, bereavement awards, and your legal rights to take action on behalf of the deceased.
- For advice on making a car accident claim, head here. You can find the answers to lots of questions here, such as how long you have to claim and news of the recent changes to the law.
- To learn more about nightclub accident claims, head here. You can find potential compensation payouts and the criteria for making a claim, as well as the injury types that you can claim for.
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How To Claim Data Breach Compensation
We have lots of guides on claiming data breach compensation you may find useful:
- UK GDPR data breach claims
- How to find specialist data breach solicitors
- Can I sue my employer for emotional distress after a data breach?
- Finding a data protection solicitor
- Can you claim compensation for an email data breach?
- Human error data breaches
- Wrong postal address data breach
- Stolen or lost device data breach claims
- Data breaches caused by a failure to use BCC
- Claims for a breach of UK GDPR
- Data breach compensation examples
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- Misdirected fax data breach
- Credit card data breach claims
- Dentist data breach claims
- HMRC data breach claims
- Make a data breach claim against a solicitor
- Can social services breach data protection law?
- Police force data breach claims
- Housing association data breach claims
- Private healthcare data breach claims
- NHS data breach claims
- How to claim compensation for a data breach by a pharmacy?
- Optician data breach claims
- How to deal with a data protection breach
- Has my data been breached?
- Check your data breach claim value
- Data protection breach examples in the UK
- How to find a data protection solicitor
- Can I claim compensation if my data is breached?
- Can I sue social services for distress after a data breach?
- Data breach compensation claims – the essential guide
How To Claim Medical Negligence Compensation
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