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Am I entitled to compensation for personal injury?

One of the obvious questions that many claimants have is: if they have been injured, are they entitled to be compensated?

The short answer to that question is: not necessarily.

In order to be able to secure compensation for your injury you have got to show that you were injured by the fault of someone else and that that person owed you a duty of care.

In the case of a road traffic accident this might be, for instance, that they might be driving too fast, that they failed to stop at a stop sign, or some other reason like this.

In an employment situation it might be because your employer didn’t adhere to the appropriate health and safety standards.

But in each case you have got to show that there is some legal basis for seeking compensation.

In order to be sure as to whether or not you have a viable claim you should consult with a solicitor specialising in personal injuries to make sure that you do not pursue a claim that does not have any legal basis.

The reason for this is that if you bring a claim that has no viability, not only would you find yourself not securing compensation, but you could also find yourself paying the costs of the other side in defending your action.

If you have any questions about this aspect of your claim or any other personal injuries matter please feel free to call 1800 390 555.