Who is likely to claim compensation for accident injury?
Does Britain have a compensation culture? It’s a theme that periodically makes the headlines and certainly the market sectors that pick up the tab, mostly the insurance companies and the tax payer on behalf of public services where cases of medical negligence or miscarriage of justice occur, would support the claim. But who actually is likely to claim compensation for an accident? Studies have shown that a staggering 30% of people injured do not claim compensation for accident injury to which they are entitled.
Why not claim?
If somebody has been injured and it was not their fault, they may well be entitled to claim compensation for accident injury, but they may not do so for different reasons. Some soft tissue injuries and in particular head injuries don’t show up immediately. Head injuries, especially, can be hard to diagnose. A person might think they are unharmed. Another reason might be they have sustained a slight injury and will get better after a few days rest and don’t want the hassle of claiming, or worry that they don’t know how to start a claim. Others may find the thought of the process too difficult, or be intimidated by interests at their workplace or community which carries liability and which wants to dissuade them from claiming. Sometimes it is hard to establish who carries the liability.
Hold the phone
Even if a person walks away from a car accident, thinking he is unscathed, he should get checked over, in case he has a hidden injury. It matters because if he later decides to claim compensation for accident injury, he will need clear evidence of receiving medical attention as a result of it. So if it has happened to you, don’t hold the phone, get onto our helpful friendly advisors today on our 24 hour helpline and see how much your claim might be worth. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, try our 30-second online eligibility check and see if you are entitled to start a claim.