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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What does it take to recover from personal injury?

    What does it take to recover from personal injury?

    Recovering from personal injury

    Trying to get your life back to normal after a knockback from personal injury is a costly and traumatic business. In some instances, people don’t fully recover and they are forced to adjust to a new way of life. The repercussions from personal injury can be anything from temporary mental distress to sever physical handicap. For minor incidents at the workplace, school or other institutions an apology and a review of procedures can sometimes be enough, but in more serious cases and if disputed, the incident can demand appeal to the law.

    Compensation providers

    In our culture we recognise that individuals and organisations have an obligation not to pursue their objectives in a manner that harms others, but sometimes things go wrong. Compensation providers exist to steer the injured party through the process of obtaining compensation to help them recover from personal injury. These organisations offer a useful service, especially in that they make the early decision taking easier by having a clear method and guidelines for assessing a claim. Usually a claim for compensation from personal injury follows a well-established procedure but there are some points to be aware of.

    Lesser known facts

    State Benefits – if a claimant has been receiving certain kinds of state benefits as a result of injury caused by the accident, they may have to repay these when they receive the compensation award.

    Claims Assessor – not all claims assessors are solicitors and if not, may not be able to pursue the claim through the courts. It’s always a good idea to check the terms of business before proceeding with claims assessors and also to check they are regulated by The Ministry of Justice.

    Partial Blame – if the claimant contributed in any way to the accident, this may reduce the amount of the award they receive for damages from personal injury.

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    CICA – The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will, subject to certain conditions, pay out compensation to victims of violent crime, if it occurred in England, Scotland or Wales and the claim is made within two years of occurrence.


    For the majority of claimants, making a claim for compensation to recover from personal injury is a complex and technical business and they prefer to seek the advice of professionals.

    Date Published: February 23, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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