If you have suffered any injuries in an accident recently, you’ll know the first thing you think of is how bad those injuries are and what you need to do to treat them. It is only later that you might think of the question, ‘What injuries can I make a claim for?’
Some people feel self-conscious even considering making a claim. However, if your accident was triggered by the negligence of a third party, regardless of who that third party might have been, you do have an opportunity and a legal right to think about claiming compensation.
What injuries can I make a claim for following my accident?
You may be able to claim for any injuries you receive as a direct consequence of an accident caused by a third party. This could mean claiming for minor whiplash in a car accident, or a broken leg. It could mean claiming for compensation following a trip or fall that left you with a broken wrist, or multiple injuries received in a collision with a vehicle while crossing the road.
In every case, your solicitor will assess the facts of what happened and make a claim against the third party believed to be the culprit for what happened. Most of the work is done by the lawyer representing you, making it easier for you to get on with your recovery after the incident.
Finding out how much you could be entitled to claim
Compensation awards are worked out by examining the facts in each individual case. The main issue, as we have already seen, is identifying the negligent party. If that was someone else in your case, you are an innocent party in the accident and your injuries may well lead to a compensation payment being made to you.
To find out what your claim might potentially be worth, you can call Accident Advice Helpline today and take advantage of a team with over 16 years of experience in personal injury claims. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 if you wish to get in touch via your mobile. We could recommend one of our solicitors to take your case if you have a good argument to receive compensation. Our lawyers may also give you a better idea of the answer to ‘What injuries can I make a claim for?’
Date Published: February 7, 2017
Author: Rob Steen