Everyone sustains personal injuries at some points in their life. Mostly, such injuries are minor and heal quickly. They’re often due to our own misfortune or negligence, too. But if someone else’s actions led you to be hurt, you have good reason to wonder if you could claim compensation for your injuries.
Can I claim for personal injury?
Yes, you can make a claim for injuries you received in an accident, providing you can prove the accident was the fault of a third party. This might refer to your employer, or to a driver, or to the owner of a shop. There are other examples too, but these cover some of the more common scenarios.
Many people ask how they can prove fault in these cases. The best bet is always to speak with someone who has experience in handling personal injury cases and claims. In doing so, you can discuss what happened with them. You may even find you have proof already. Witnesses can be very useful if they make a statement about what they saw. In other cases, photographic proof can help, so if you had your phone or camera with you at the time, and you took pictures, make sure you keep them. This applies for injuries, too, especially bruising, as this will fade.
Which injuries could receive compensation?
Some incidents leave people suffering from one injury, i.e. a broken leg, a sprained wrist, or a head injury, for example. Other incidents might see people receive several injuries. You can claim for one or more injuries received in an accident, and it doesn’t matter how minor they are. For instance, lots of people end up claiming compensation for mild whiplash caused when someone else drove into the back of their car. It is not necessary for injuries to be serious or life-threatening to claim anything.
Of course, mild injuries that result in a compensation award being paid will receive less than serious injuries would. The seriousness of each injury is considered, along with how long the person suffered from it for. In some instances, a claim may take longer to settle because it is important to see what the future might hold. This will ensure the injured person receives the right amount of compensation.
Can you find out today whether a personal injury claim could be made on your behalf?
You can, providing it has been less than three years since you were hurt. So, even if you haven’t just suffered your injury (or injuries), there might still be time to claim. Accident Advice Helpline has spoken to thousands of people over a 16-year period, and we could speak to you today, too. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 for further no-obligation support and advice, or call from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993 instead. This is by far the best way to get the information you need to see if you could make a claim for your injuries.
Category: Personal injury claims