When you have full mobility you don’t even think what it might be like not to have that any more. When something happens to cause some loss of mobility however, you are suddenly thrust into a life where things are very different indeed.
You may wonder how and why you might lose some degree of mobility in the first place. In truth, an accident can lead to this situation. For example you might be working with machinery and you might get your hand caught up in the mechanism. This could lead to a loss of feeling in that hand and significant damage if you are unlucky. In another situation you might incur injuries if you are in a car accident where the driver was not driving with due care and attention. On the other hand you may be severely injured if someone else hit you while you were walking along the street.
How do injuries result in a loss of mobility?
There are various answers to this. For example a loss of mobility may occur if nerves are damaged in a particular part of the body. In more severe cases, spinal damage can lead to some loss of mobility. This could put someone in a wheelchair.
Whatever part or parts of the body might be affected, there is an opportunity to see whether loss of mobility compensation could be warranted in this situation. It would be difficult to ascertain whether someone would be entitled to compensation, or indeed how much might be paid out. There are situations where a greater sum might be paid if someone has been confined to a wheelchair than if they have no mobility in a hand, for example.
Do you have a chance to get loss of mobility compensation?
The best way to find out the answer to this question is to consult a professional lawyer who has experience in this particular area. It can be very difficult to work out the answer on your own, which means it is well worth focusing on whether you can get the advice from someone else.
Accident Advice Helpline is one such source of advice – and no-obligation advice at that. If you get in touch with us today you can see whether you could have a chance at getting compensation. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see where it might lead.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead