Perhaps you live in Hurst and are contemplating making an injury claim. You may have had an accident which was not your fault in which you were injured. If you can prove this was not your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. You can also make an accident claim in Hurst if you were involved in an accident with a hit-and-run driver, or with one that had no insurance and was driving illegally.
You can also claim for illnesses which you can prove were the result of another person’s negligence. The person responsible may have been your employer, or the owner of a local restaurant, if you had to be treated for food poisoning after eating at one.
Making an accident claim in Hurst
There are many different types of accidents and each one is unique. Injuries and the severity of an illness also vary, so no one can tell you with absolute certainty how much you might receive in compensation if your accident claim in Hurst is successful.
When you first meet with your accident solicitor he or she will not be able to tell you how much compensation you could receive. This is because the solicitor will need to be in possession of your medical record and to do research before he or she can give you an estimate of the amount you could receive. Research must be done into the amounts of compensation awarded in recent years for injuries such as yours. The solicitor will also have to study your medical report and consult the Judicial College’s guidelines (these are still referred to as the Judicial Studies Board guidelines).
Compensation is given so that you are not worse off because of your accident than you were before it. You can claim expenses related to your injury, if you keep receipts. These are expenses which you would not have had if you had not had your accident.
You receive compensation for your pain, distress and suffering, so the more severe your injuries, the more compensation you will receive. If you suffered life-changing injuries, you should receive compensation to pay for adapting your home to suit your new circumstances, as well as for medical equipment and care and medical treatment for the rest of your life if necessary.
You can also claim for loss of amenity, which means that if you cannot do something which you used to enjoy doing, such as gardening perhaps, you will receive compensation for this.
Loss of earnings also is factored in to compensation awards if you had to take time off work because of your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice and guidance in order to pursue an accident claim in Hurst, or any other personal injury compensation claim, we at Accident Advice Helpline are here to give you expert legal advice. You can call us night or day every day of the year on our freephone number. You can call 0800 689 0500 from a landline free of charge or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (your provider may charge you). Call now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown