If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place or even been involved in a road accident or injured as a result of medical negligence, you may need to take time off work for medical treatment and to recover. Whilst a few days off work may not affect you too much financially, longer periods off could lead to a substantial loss of earnings, leaving you unable to pay your mortgage and other financial commitments – even unable to provide for your family
Loss of earnings
Your employer may decide to grant your time off as paid leave, but even this can only last for so long, and if you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may need ongoing treatment or even long-term care, depending on the injuries you have suffered. Even seemingly minor injuries such as back pain or whiplash can be debilitating, preventing you from carrying out your job and causing pain and suffering. If you claim for compensation for your personal injury, loss of earnings will be taken into account.
Expensive medical treatment
Whether or not you’ve needed time off work for your injuries, you may need to pay for specialist treatment or prescription medication, which could be expensive. It’s important to keep receipts for any expenses you incur, as these will be taken into account when you claim for compensation. You should also keep receipts for any equipment you need to buy or modifications you need to make to your home, if you’ve been seriously injured or disabled as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline
It’s important to seek advice from a professional personal injury compensation specialist if you’ve suffered financial hardship after an accident, and Accident Advice Helpline have a whole team of personal injury lawyers waiting to help you. We offer confidential advice with no obligation to proceed with a claim; but if you do decide to proceed you’ll benefit from our 100% no win, no fee* service. In case you’re wondering whether we’re a reliable, professional firm, we’re recommended by our patron, Esther Rantzen, a familiar face from TV, and we’re also accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, so you know you can trust us.
Our helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, and it’s free to call, so whether you want to proceed with a claim for compensation or simply have some questions, we can help, and we can normally tell you within 30 seconds whether your claim is viable, so no more waiting around.