Who do I claim against ?
If you have an accident at work then your claim will probably be against your employer.
If you have a road accident you can claim against the other driver, they will usually be insured and their insurance company will end up paying.
If you trip on a pavement it may be the local council that you sue.
If the accident occurred on private property you may have to sue the owner of the property.
If you slip on flooring at for example, a supermarket then you may have to sue the supermarket or the person who owns the property where you were injured.
You may have to sue the manufacturers if you have caught an illness because of a chemical or product. Or you may be able to sue the company that sold or gave you the chemical or product.
If it is a medical accident you may have to sue the hospital involved or your GP, or even your dentist. They will all usually have insurance to cover claims made by patients.
Your solicitor will be able to tell you more about the correct person or organisation to sue if you have a claim.
Questions & Answers
- When can I make a claim?
- Who do I claim against?
- How do I make a claim?
- What do I need to do before I see a solicitor?
- Can I claim for anything else other than my injury or illness?
- Can I get Legal Aid?
- Is there a time limit for making a claim?
- Can I make any other claims apart from a court claim?
- What if I was partly to blame for the accident?
- What are "General Damages"?
- What are "Special Damages"?
- Am I entitled to any interest on the compensation I receive?
- What are "disbursements"?