Time is Running Out
Time is Running Out to claim compensation for injury caused by someone elses negligence. The Government is planning to remove your right to claim compensation if you have been harmed by someone else.
No Compensation for Whiplash
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident you will not be able to claim compensation for whiplash or soft tissue injury to the neck or back. This applies to:
- Accidents not your fault
- drink drivers
- drivers on drugs
- drivers using mobile phones
- childrens claims
- hit and run
The Government is proposing to withdraw your right to claim compensation.Time is Running Out. If you have been injured in the last 3 years and not yet made a claim for compensation you need to register your claim today. If the plans are introduced you will lose your right to claim.
No Compensation for injuries less than £5,000
If you have been injured and your claim is worth less than £5,000 you will no longer have legal representation to help you with your claim. Time is Running Out. For many this will mean no compensation if they do not know how to bring a legal action through the courts. This applies to accidents at work, in school, trips and slipping cases, falls, medical negligence, dental negligence, cosmetic surgery negligence. This means that the following injuries will not have the benefit of legal advice and representation:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Minor eye injuries
- Deafness without tinnitus.
- Chest injuries – toxic inhalation with some residual damage but not enough to interfere permanently with lung function – collapsed lungs with full and uncomplicated recovery
- fractured ribs/soft tissue injury with pain and disability for a period of weeks.
- Fracture of clavicle
- Hip/Pelvis injuries (less severe) – with recovery within 2 years.
- Elbow injuries – such as simple fractures, tennis elbow etc with majority of symptoms recovered within 18-24 months with nuisance level symptoms thereafter.
- Fractured wrist – minor un-displaced or minimally displaced fracture full recovery 12 months.
- Severe dislocation of thumb or fracture of thumb with residual stiffness and some discomfort.
- Soft tissue injury to knee (cartilage, ligament, tendon) – with complete or almost complete recovery.
- Ankle – minor un-displaced fractures, sprains, ligamentous injuries with complete recovery with around 12 months.
- Foot – fractured.
- Toes – fractures/crushing/soft tissue injuries of one or more toes.
- Nose – displaced fracture of nose requiring surgery.
- Cheekbone – fracture requiring reconstructive surgery.
- Teeth – loss of or serious damage to two front teeth.
- Less significant scarring face.
- Dermatitis on hands.
This list is not exhaustive. If you have suffered one of the above injuries and it was someone elses fault then Register your claim today so that you don’t lose your right to claim as a result.
Bring Your Own Claim
Without legal help you will bring these claims on your own which means that you will have to:
- find the other persons insurance details
- set out your losses and injury
- obtain a medical report
- negotiate with an insurance company
- draft legal court documents
- pay for the medical report and court fees
- find a barrister to represent you at court
- pay for a barrister to represent you at court
- find insurance to protect you from the other sides costs if you lose your case.