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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What constitutes a ‘serious injury’ in the compensation realm?


    When you are involved in a road traffic accident you may suffer either minor injuries or a serious injury. There is a distinct difference and will alter the way that your car crash claim is handled.

    What is the difference in severity of driver injuries?

    Minor driver injury claims are usually injuries which can either be treated at home such as whiplash or minor injuries which can be treated quickly at  hospital before being sent home. This could be a shallow laceration or a minor fracture. However, a severe driver injury would constitute as something which will not only affect you longer but may require a stay in hospital. These types of severe driver injuries range greatly, from broken bones to something as life threatening as brain damage. This is not to say that all injuries are not serious but those that are more long term may well be given greater priority when dealing with compensation claims as these are the ones that may have a more significant financial impact when it comes to taking time off work or healthcare costs.

    What happens if I sustain a driver injury?

    If you sustain an injury make sure you keep any records of hospital visits or reports from police as evidence of your injuries. If you have to take time off work due to the road traffic accident you may be able to claim for loss of earnings. Either way the lawyers will help you through this and advise what you can and can’t claim for and the level of claim you have.

    If you do have a car crash where you sustain an injury whether minor or major you may be able to make a car crash claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as road traffic accidents. With over 10 years’ worth of experience our team of lawyers will help make the claims process as easy and stress free as possible for you and you may even be able to settle your claim without stepping foot in a court room.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour free phone line via 0800 689 0500 or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to find out how much your driver injury claim could be worth.

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    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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