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The rules surrounding making a personal injury claim

There are numerous categories of compensation that can be claimed when filing a personal injury claim. These include:

Loss of earnings

General damages

Loss of amenity

Being disadvantaged in the labour market

And many moreā€¦.

Even damages which are particularly difficult to specify and calculate can be claimed for if you work with a specialist solicitor such as Mark Reynolds.

The rules surrounding making a personal injury claim dictates that you must bring the claim within 3 years of the date of the accident. Any claim made after 3 years could potentially be refused by the courts. As in most points of law there are some exceptions to this rule;

  • If the claimant is under 18 years old when the accident happened, the 3 year time limit actually begins on the day he or she turns 18.
  • If you incur unforeseen injuries or ailments as a result of the accident at a later date then you will be able to claim beyond the 3 year limit.

Who you can make your personal injury compensation claim against depends on where the accident happened:

  • in the event of a road accident injury you can claim compensation against the other driver and be compensated through their car insurance
  • in the event of an accident at work you can claim against your employer
  • in the event of an accident at a retail outlet or on a private property you can claim against the owner of the property
  • in the event of an illness caused by the purchase of a product you can claim against the manufacturer of the product
  • in the event of an accident due to clinical negligence you can claim against the medical practitioner

The above outlines the most common examples of when people make personal injury claims. If you believe that you have a good case to make a personal injury claim and need some professional advice on what your options are then please get in touch.