No Fault Compensation
When seeking to recover personal injury compensation in England and Wales it is usually necessary to establish that another party was negligent. In certain circumstances however it is possible to recover limited payments without establishing fault.
At present, all existing no fault compensation schemes are operated by the Government and entitlement to any payment is dependent upon the nature and severity of the injury or condition. Examples of no fault compensation schemes are:
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority;
- Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Scheme;
- Mesothelioma Payments (2008 Scheme);
- The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme.
The rules relating to entitlement under each Scheme will differ as will the time limit within which any application must be made. Where an application is successful a one-off payment will be received although this is generally lower than the sum that could be recovered through a personal injury compensation claim.
In addition to the no fault compensation schemes it may also be possible to obtain certain State Benefits in the event that you have suffered personal injury. Entitlement to State Benefits is not dependent upon establishing that a third party was negligent although existing income and savings may be taken in to account for some benefits.
At Sintons our specialist lawyers can provide free and impartial advice on the prospects of pursuing a successful claim for personal injury compensation and on the availability of no fault schemes and State Benefits. Where fault can be alleged, all personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can be rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.