Q4. What is the basis for a claim for compensation for a personal injury?

A4. A claim for compensation is based upon the issue of ‘blame’: if your injury occurred due to someone else’s lack of care or negligence then you will receive compensation.

But this has to be proved.

There needs to be sufficient evidence to show that the actions of another person resulted in your injury. This also includes the issue of whether your accident was likely to happen (or could have been foreseen).

Find our more about this in our making a claim for compensation section.

Personal Injury Guide

Personal injury FAQs

  1. What is classed as a personal injury?
  2. Can I claim compensation for any type of injury?
  3. Who decides if someone gets compensation for a personal injury?
  4. What is the basis for a claim for compensation for a personal injury?
  5. Is there a time limit for personal injury compensation claims?
  6. Do I have to pay to make a claim for compensation?
  7. What is ‘no win no fee?’
  8. Do I have to pay anything if I lose my case for compensation?
  1. How will my claim be handled?
  2. How much compensation will I get?
  3. Will my case go to court?
  4. How long does a personal injury claim take?
  5. Can I make a claim even though my injury occurred whilst I was abroad?
  6. I was injured due to a workplace accident: if I make a claim can my employer dismiss me?
  7. Where can I find a personal injury lawyer?

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