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Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims
Motorbike accidents happen quickly & feel like they’re out of nowhere, leaving long lasting effects. Been in an accident that wasn’t your fault? We could help
Can I Claim For My Motorcycle Accident?
As in all road traffic accident claims, to make a claim the cause of the accident must have been someone else’s fault. This doesn’t necessarily mean another road user; your accident could have been due to poorly maintained road surfaces e.g. potholes.
Your accident also has to have happened in the last three years for you to be eligible to make a claim, however, in some circumstances you can make a claim after this three year period, for example, if you suffered severe head damage and are no longer considered to have the mental capacity to make your own decisions.
I’m Contacting You On Behalf Of Someone Else.
Here at Direct Solicitors, we are aware that a motorcycle accident can leave the victims with life-changing injuries and can lead to your loved one becoming a dependant due to the severity of their injuries. If this is the case and you are reading this on someone else’s behalf, then we can help you and your loved one.
If you are reading this on behalf of a loved one and want to find out more on how we can help you both, then contact our team today on 08009961807. We have trained legal advisors who will be able to go through all the details with you and ensure, as long as you are happy to proceed, that you get an experienced specialist solicitor that will be best suited to deal with your claim. However, if you’re still unsure about the claim, we can give you the help, support and guidance you need as all our chats are on a no-obligation basis.
The Severity Of A Motorcycle Accident
We understand how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be and how quickly they can happen. Motorcycle accidents are often the cause of unusually severe injuries which may be life-changing.
During the accident and the initial recovery period, all injuries will feel very severe, however, sometime after your accident, you may be left questioning yourself, “was the injury severe enough to make a compensation claim?”
If you find yourself questioning the severity of your injuries and if you can claim then we can help. More severe injuries would lead to circumstances such as:
What to do now?
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Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims
- Long-lasting, on-going or repeated medical treatment
- Requiring care and support when doing regular day-to-day tasks
- Requiring medical treatment for your injuries for the rest of your life
- Having long periods of work, being unable to return to work, or having to change job roles due to no longer having the same capacity
Although no amount of money can take away the pain and life-changing effects caused by a severe accident, compensation can help you financially and take away some of the stress and worries you may be facing. Contact our team today and find out how we can help you. We can advise you on a no-obligation basis and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re unsure about the severity of your injuries or your injuries don’t fit into the above and you are uncertain if you are eligible to make a claim then call our team today, as long as you’ve been injured and the accident wasn’t your fault you could still be eligible to claim, call our legal advice team now on 08009961807 and we can tell you in one phone call if we’d be able to help.
Can I Qualify For Early Payment From My Compensation?
Due to the fact motorcycles can cause some very severe injuries the immediate care can be quite costly and you may need some financial compensation to help, support you and your family.
So if you need help with expenses such as routine bills, paying for transport, accommodation or equipment you need to help you with daily task and movement, then contact our team now.
We have experienced solicitors who specialise in these types of accidents and if you are happy to proceed, they can talk and advise you on all you need to know about getting an immediate payment and inform if you would qualify.
If I Make A Claim What Would The Process Be?
Once your claim has been set up and you are happy to proceed, your solicitor will then begin corresponding with the other parties insurance company, notifying them of the claim.
Once the insurance company have responded accepting fault, your solicitor will then begin gathering all relevant evidence for your claim e.g. medical evidence, proof of loss of earnings.
Once this has been submitted, the insurance company will be able to put forward an offer based upon the information provided. Your solicitor will then negotiate to ensure you obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Want to know more about the process? Our team is here to help and guide you through the entire process, contact us today and find out how we can help you.
How Much Will I Receive For My Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Every case is assessed on an individual basis due to each instance having its unique circumstances. This is to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
To gain an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to try our claims compensation calculator.
To assess how much you will be entitled to your solicitor will consider the effects caused on your work and personal life as well as the pain and suffering caused by the injury sustained.
Therefore, when assessing the amount and claiming your compensation, your solicitor will look to cover:
- The pain sustained due to your injury
- The impact the damage has had on your life
- Any loss of earnings you may have had due to time off work due to the injury
- Any medical expenses including treatment and medication
- Care received, even if given free e.g. by a family member
I won’t make a claim, what do I do?
If you want to start your injury claim today then contact our legal advice team, we will be able to guide you further on the process, answer any questions you may have, assess your claim and get your claim set up with one of our experienced specialist solicitors with a proven success rate.
We can get your claim up and running in one quick and easy phone call on 08009961807 or you can fill your details in online form and we’ll call you.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who will pay the compensation?
It is very rare for the employer concerned to actually shoulder the payment of industrial disease compensation. In the vast majority of cases compensation comes from your employer's "Employers Liability Insurance". It is a legal requirement for all UK employers to have a policy of this type.
Furthermore, in the event that you are still employed by the defendant there are a number of legal safeguards in place to protect you from unfair dismissal or discrimination made on the basis of your claim.
Can I claim compensation following work in Scotland, if I now live outside of Scotland?
Yes. Many of our claimants now live abroad in locations such as France, South Africa and Australia. If you worked in Scotland before you moved overseas, you can bring a claim for compensation in the usual way.
If a family member has died as a result of an industrial disease, can we make a claim?
It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of a deceased family member. However, the claim must be brought within three years of the date of death. Similarly, if the claimant dies during the course of the case, the family can continue with the claim on his or her behalf.
However, if your family member has an industrial disease and later dies from an unrelated incident, you would have three years to claim in respect of the work related illness from the date they knew or ought to have known they were suffering from the condition, not from the date of the unrelated death.
What are the time limits for industrial disease claims?
You can make a claim up to three years from the date the you knew or ought to have known that you were suffering from a work-related illness, or three years from the date of last exposure to any substance or process which has caused the condition (whichever is the later date).
Given that many industrial diseases take a long time to develop, it may be that you need to make a claim decades after the firm responsible for your illness has ceased to trade. But, as long as it is within three years of diagnosis of an industrial disease, it may still be possible to claim compensation when retired or no longer work for the former employer responsible for causing your illness.