Most people have heard of personal injury claims. But no matter how knowledgeable you are about these, it’s likely you’re unfamiliar with a quantum personal injury. It’s not too hard to understand once you know the meaning behind it. You’d be forgiven for thinking this is something to do with Star Trek jargon, but it’s simply legal terminology that relates to the amount of compensation that might potentially be paid in a specific case. Quantum means amount in this instance, so this refers to the amount of compensation for a personal injury.
Many people suffer personal injuries each year, and while not all of them are caused by negligence, those that are could potentially mean the person who had the accident can claim for a quantum personal injury. For example, health and safety statistics in the workplace alone point to 621,000 injuries suffered by workers in the workplace during 2015-16. This is just one area where things can go wrong, too – it doesn’t account for road accidents, or those that occur in public places.
Types of injury that might lead to a quantum personal injury claim
All kinds of injury can lead to compensation being a possibility. The most important thing is to realise accidents can happen anywhere – in the workplace, while you are driving or using a bicycle or motorbike, or crossing the road on foot. RoSPA revealed 22,137 people were seriously injured on the UK’s roads in 2015 alone – and that does not include those who received mild injuries from road accidents.
Public locations can also potentially be the site of many an accident. Slips, trips, and falls can potentially occur in shops, leisure centres and parks, and in every other public location you can think of. Fortunately, such accidents are kept to a minimum, but some people are still injured each year.
The main thing to remember if you are injured is that you must have proof that negligence was the reason why that injury could happen. Even if you’re not sure, it’s always worth speaking with a lawyer who has experience of personal injury claims, and understands the quantum personal injury compensation process.
How much compensation might you receive if your claim is successful?
This will depend on the injuries you sustained and how serious they were. For example, most people would understand a broken finger would garner less in compensation than a head injury that left the individual with permanent brain damage. An amputated finger would receive more than a broken finger that did fully heal, while a severe case of whiplash from a car accident would receive more than someone who had only mild whiplash that healed within a couple of weeks.
This is why it is very important to understand what personal injuries are, and whether you can seek compensation for what happened to you. If you speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer about your accident – however and wherever it happened – you will get a far better idea of how the issue of quantum personal injury compensation applies to you. There is no obligation to press on and make a claim if you decide not to, even if the lawyer you talk to thinks there is a good chance you would be granted compensation by those representing the third party involved.
Assessing other factors
No matter what injury (or injuries) you have, and how they were caused, every case will be assessed in a similar manner. This means covering specific areas of interest to make sure all the facts are known:
- The extent of the injuries
- The inconvenience, pain, suffering, and mental anguish the person may have gone through
- The prognosis for the future regarding the injury
- Any loss of income by being unable to work
- Costs involved in getting to and from medical appointments (always keep any receipts you have that are associated with the injury and the treatment you receive)
As you can see, seeking a professional personal injury lawyer is the best route to take. They will understand the notion and process involved in quantum personal injury claims, and will be able to make sure your claim receives the highest amount of compensation due if it is a success.
What about claims made by relatives of those who were killed in accidents?
It may be possible to claim if a close relative has been killed in an accident that occurred because of the negligence of a third party. Thankfully, such instances are rare, but 144 people were killed at work in 2015-16, and those who are left behind will want to find out what happened and whether they could claim compensation.
Call now for more information about quantum personal injury and associated claims
There’s no need to worry about the legal jargon and terminology used in this industry if you’ve recently been injured and you’re wondering whether you might have a chance to make a claim for some compensation. Our professional injury lawyers can handle all the paperwork and move through the legal process for you – you might be surprised how little you need to do if you have a case to argue following a personal injury of some kind.
Regardless of where it happened, whether it was on the roads, at work, or elsewhere, you have a right to learn more. Were you one of the 119,000 or so people who slipped, tripped, or fell at work each year from 2013 to 2016? Did you suffer an injury while out shopping? Whatever occurred, you can ring Accident Advice Helpline now to find out whether compensation might be a possibility, and if so, how much you might potentially receive.
Call free on 0800 689 5659 to speak with an advisor. Don’t delay – ask about quantum personal injury claims today so we can see how we can help.