The police are there to make our lives safer, along with the other emergency services, such as ambulance and fire services. But just because they are trained professionals, does not mean that accidents never happen. There have been many cases of accidental police injury across the UK, from staff working for the police being accidentally injured, to members of the public being shot accidentally.
Cases have emerged involving people being mistakenly apprehended and attacked by police dogs or struck by police vehicles involved in a chase. The good news is that if you have suffered an accidental police injury, you could be eligible to claim compensation. There is a three year time limit in place to make a claim, Whether you have suffered a serious injury and been forced to give up your job, or have been off work recovering from a minor injury, you may be able to claim compensation to cover your loss of earnings, which could make paying your bills a lot easier and less stressful. However you have been injured, it is worthwhile contacting a personal injury lawyer to explore your options.
How have you been injured?
Accidental injuries caused by the police range from minor injuries, such as whiplash from a collision, to more serious injuries, such as being accidentally shot by a police firearm. The amount of compensation you will receive will take into account the severity of your injuries and your pain and suffering. It will also take into account any loss of earnings for time off work, and if you’re unable to return to your job, this will be accounted for too. It’s a good idea to keep receipts for any medical or travel expenses incurred as a result of your accident.
You can trust Accident Advice Helpline
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer you can trust, choose Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been in the business since 2000 and have helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve for accidental police injuries, medical negligence and other accidents. Our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, recommends us for our high standards of customer service, and we take pride in offering confidential, no-obligation advice to all our clients. Why not call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to find out if you have a viable claim? We’ll be able to tell you within 30 seconds, and we can answer any questions you may have about the claims process.