Though it might not feel like it at the time, if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault, claiming personal injury compensation for your accident might actually be inadvertently benefiting others.
By setting a precedent, you are making a stand against the unsafe, the unsanitary and the unhealthy and if just one person manages to avoid a serious accident as a result of your successful claim, then surely the compensation itself is merely the icing on the cake?
An example of others benefiting from your personal injury claim
Let’s say you’ve been working as a manual labourer in a warehouse and you suffer an injury as a result of a faulty piece of machinery. Your employer would have more than likely known that this piece of machinery needed repairing or replacing, but chose to forego this option in favour of saving money.
If you do nothing, your employer is free to continue neglecting to maintain his equipment and is free to hurt another employee. If however, you were you file a personal injury compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline and that claim was successful, your employer would be held accountable for his action (or in this case, inaction) and the incident would hopefully not repeat itself.
Of course this is just an example, but it’s easy to see how this one example can be adapted to fit a variety of situations. So it’s not even a remote stretch to imagine how making a personal injury claim for your trip at work, your boating accident on holiday or your bite from the next door neighbour’s dog could help those who might have suffered in your wake had you not been there to take the first blow.
Filing a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been injured as a result of somebody else and you feel like taking action could help set an example and help others then Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 either via our hotline or online, where you can fill out a 30-second questionnaire and expect a response within 24 hours.
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Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown