Every day, there are people who find themselves with injuries they were not prepared for, much less expecting. Accidents can happen in many scenarios, but sometimes, innocent people are injured. When this happens, injury claims might be the result.
What is an injury claim?
A claim for an injury refers to a legal claim made by a personal injury lawyer on behalf of the injured person. Typically, these claims are made on a no-win, no-fee* basis, which means the injured person won’t pay any legal fees if their claim doesn’t lead to compensation.
The claim can only go ahead if there is evidence that someone else other than the injured party was responsible for causing the accident to occur in which the injured person received their injuries. It doesn’t matter how severe or mild the injuries are, but there must be evidence to support the fact those injuries were sustained by the person making the compensation claim.
What does a personal injury claim lead to in compensation?
This will depend on the number of injuries sustained, and how bad each individual injury is. As a rule, the more serious the injury is, the more compensation could potentially be received for that injury. There are guidelines that dictate compensation brackets for injuries to specific parts of the body, and for the severity of those injuries. All personal injury lawyers use these guidelines to make sure there is no large discrepancy between cases where people have suffered similar injuries.
Is it worth making a claim for personal injuries?
Some people don’t like to consider doing this, especially if their injuries were not serious and they have since recovered. Perhaps you have your doubts, too. However, think about your injuries and how much discomfort they caused you at the time. Even if you only suffered for a few days or a week or two, you probably still experienced some disruption to your life.
Additionally, you wouldn’t have experienced those injuries if the person who caused your accident to occur hadn’t taken the actions that led to that accident. Hence why it is well worth finding out more about a possible claim for personal injuries, since it might lead to a compensation award paid to you.
Could you make an injury claim now you know how it works?
There is a chance you could, and if so, Accident Advice Helpline has all the experience and know-how to make it happen. Call the enquiry line now for further no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500. Mobile callers can ring too, on 0333 500 0993. Once you know what a personal injury compensation claim is and how it might work for you, you might realise it makes sense to find out more. The law supports you in making a claim if someone else caused an accident in which you were injured, so you have nothing to feel awkward about. Let our team guide you through every step of the process from today.
Category: Personal injury claims