When you’ve been in an accident, working out whether or not you’re eligible for compensation can feel daunting. You’ll need to focus first and foremost on recovery and you may feel that you can do without other things to worry about. With this simple guide, however, it’s easy to work out if making a claim is worth your while. Should you choose to go ahead, our trained advisors will be happy to help and will make the process as easy as possible for you.
An accident that wasn’t your fault
If you’ve been in an accident at work, on the roads or in a public place and you weren’t responsible for it, you could be entitled to compensation. Other people and organisations have a responsibility to make sure these spaces are safe for you to use and to behave responsibly within them. If they’ve let you down, you should be compensated for the problems you’ve had as a result.
Problems with your health
If you suffer injury or other health problems as a result of an accident, you could be eligible for money to help you cope. This can include money for counselling if you’re suffering from psychological distress. It can also include money to make up for the difficulties you’ve experienced, so that you might be able to treat yourself and feel better. Proof that you have been injured significantly increases your chances of making a successful claim.
When you’re in an accident you’re likely to have all sorts of extra expenses as a result. Even if these are small individually, they can soon add up and you have a right to recover that money from the person or organisation that is responsible for your accident. If you save receipts for things such as bandages and travel to and from hospital appointments, your solicitor can help you to put in a claim for them.
If you have to take time off work, or even give up work, as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for lost earnings. All you need to be able to do is prove that the accident caused these problems. Your solicitor can arrange for a medical check to help with this.
If you need ongoing help to enable you to cope in the aftermath of an accident, a successful compensation claim can cover the cost. This could mean, for instance, getting adaptations made to your home to enable you to get around it more easily if you have been left with a disability. You don’t need to have spent the money already in order to make a claim.
If any of these things apply to you, call us today to discuss your situation further. We can quickly advise you on the likely outcome of your claim and what it might be worth to you. Remember, claiming compensation is simply about getting the money you deserve after the difficulty you’ve been through.
Date Published: August 17, 2013
Author: David Brown