If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you could be entitled to compensation. Some people can be worried about this, fearing that the process will be expensive or they will have to do a lot of paperwork. However this does not have to be the case. There are five excellent reasons to seek compensation such as…
A good example is if you are driving a motorbike and someone drives dangerously and knocks you over. Not only are you likely to be injured in the process but you may well get your leathers and helmet damaged in the process. These items have to be replaced and it is not your fault that you have to pay for them!
Making up for lost time
If an injury is severe enough you can find yourself unable to work. This means that time you could have spent earning money instead becomes time spent at home. This can put a lot of strain on household budgets and it can be hard to pay bills. If you can prove that you are unable to work because of a condition then you can reclaim your lost wages as part of your compensation!
Paying for medical costs with compensation
Even if you get NHS treatment there are certain things people have to pay for. For example you may have to pay for physiotherapy or for prescription charges. Over time this can add up and compensation can allow you to get the treatment you need.
Generally claims do not get to court as most companies would rather pay compensation rather than the additional costs that come with a court case. However the benefits of making a claim go beyond the compensation itself. It can often draw attention to issues of safety and allow companies to look at how they can improve conditions to avoid having to pay compensation in the future.
In the most extreme cases it can be hard, especially when a close friend or family member has died. No amount of compensation can bring them back but it is a chance to get someone to accept responsibility. However this can be quite complicated, especially in the case of proving medical negligence which is why it helps to have the right kind of representation.
Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline
The process of making a compensation claim can feel overwhelming at first. It helps to talk with someone who is experienced and knows how the claims process works. Fortunately Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day, and we have a number of experienced legal professionals who can talk over your options with you. We have been praised for our customer service with many customers recommending us online. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown