Claiming Personal Injury

If you have had a personal injury, you may be wondering how long you have to claim, among other important questions. Here you will find commonly asked questions that you might need to know about personal injury.
How long do I have to claim?

There are certain limitations on claiming for a personal injury. For example, a personal injury that does not result in death means that you have up to four years after the injury was sustained to claim. Wrongful death only allows for two years after the occurrence, product liability has four years and medical malpractice allows for between two and ten years. Therefore, it is a good idea to find out what your case will come under before dismissing a personal injury claim.

Why do I need a lawyer?

A lawyer is essential to answer any questions you may have about claiming as well as letting you know whether or not you have a case in the first place. Most companies offer a no win, no fee policy, so if you are claiming, it may be a good idea to take advantage of this. A lawyer will tell you about important things you need to write down or remember as well as any evidence you should collect.

Why should I claim at all?

If you have had a personal injury, you may have encountered costly medical bills, or lost wages due to time away from work. If this is the case, you can claim compensation to cover these costs and therefore means you are not out of pocket for something that wasn’t your fault. For a lot of people, it is a matter of principal, an accident happened, it wasn’t their fault, therefore they shouldn’t have to lose out.

What happens if I’m not sure whether or not I can claim?

A lot of lawyers and other personal injury companies  will allow you to speak to them for a period of time for no or very little fee. You can even get free consultations, which means you can always ask these people if you have a case, and how much you will be expected to get from it. If you are ever in any doubt, speak to these people, that is what they are there for, and you never know, you may get more back than you expected!


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