If you have recently experienced a personal injury that was no fault of your own, you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation.
Personal injuries can come in many guises, but they all have something in common – If they are not your fault, then someone else should be held accountable.
What are personal injuries?
This somewhat generic term covers a huge variety of injuries, but here are the most common:
- Sporting injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Medical negligence
- Accidents at work
- Accidents on holiday
Whose fault are these injuries?
If the injury was clearly not your fault, you will need to prove that the blame can be laid at another’s door. If you are injured at work, your employer may be liable for your compensation claim.
You will need to prove this by detailing the whole accident and all of the circumstances leading up to the incident to show a clear case of negligence. The same is true when you are trying claim for medical negligence and sporting injuries.
Each case must indicate that the person who has a duty of care has failed in providing it.
How to claim for personal injury compensation
Although it may seem a little muddy, if you are in doubt about who is to blame for your personal injury, please call Accident Advice Helpline immediately for some expert legal advice. You must seek medical treatment for your injury and ask for a report from your doctor or hospital.
Try to get as much information as possible describing how you became injured and ask for some witnesses. This type of injury can cause a lot of stress and also financial issues further down the line.
By making a personal injury compensation claim, you are ensuring that the person who has caused your injury is held accountable. They should have adequate insurance in place and you are only trying to get what is rightfully yours.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to make successful UK personal injury claims for 13 years. We have a team of legal experts who will work as hard as possible to ensure that your claim is successful.
We have a unique compensation claims calculator that will give you an estimate to how much your claim is worth and how viable it is.
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Date Published: October 19, 2013
Author: David Brown