Partly To Blame (Contributory Negligence)

If you have been deemed to be contributory negligent, then the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be reduced proportionately to take into account your own negligence. Accordingly, the more you are to blame, the greater the reduction in the amount of compensation. These reductions will be based on government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases.

Contributory Negligence Compensation Claims When You’re Partly to Blame

Common examples of being partly to blame for your own injuries include not wearing a seat belt in a road traffic accident and not using the safety equipment provided by your employer. You should ensure that you instruct a personal injury solicitor** in Sheffield to assist you with your case, particularly where you feel that you may be partly to blame for the accident.

This is because they will be able to assess your own liability fairly. Particularly in circumstances where the other side’s insurance company may hold you to be more liable than you actually are in order to reduce the amount of compensation they will have to pay out.

If you would like to make a personal injury claim then you should ensure that you instruct one of our solicitors** in Sheffield well within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury. This is even more important where you may have been partly to blame, as this will take further time to negotiate with the defendant and arrive at a final settlement.

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If you have a contributory negligence claim, we still might be able to help you get access to compensation — even on a no win, no fee * basis. Call our injury solicitors ** on 01144 938 199^ To make an online enquiry, please complete our claim form.

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