Looking for accident claim injury compensation?
Accidents happen every day – it’s sad, but true. Most accidents are pretty harmless, resulting in a bump or a bruise, and we just pick ourselves up and move on.
Sometimes accidents are more serious, though. Some of them are very easy to predict and prevent. Unfortunately, some very serious accidents occur because someone failed to act properly to prevent an accident, or in some cases actually cause it through neglect or wilful negligence.
Who is accident claim injury compensation for?
Think about the building site worker whose ladder is poorly maintained and collapses. What about the pensioner who sprains an ankle after falling on a missing drain cover. The young mother who breaks her arm in a car accident with a careless driver and can’t carry her baby or lift her toddler.
What do these scenarios have in common? Their lives have been seriously impacted by the careless or negligent actions of someone else. Why should they pay the price? The law says that the guilty party should pay. That is what accident claim injury compensation is for.
Accident claim injury compensation and the legal process
Personal injury law recognises that the impact of an injury can be expensive and debilitating. Following an accident, no-one can magically give your health back. But while you are recovering, you may experience serious hardship.
You may lose wages and income, particularly if you’re self employed. You may have to pay for transport to attend medical appointments and get the treatment you need to make a good recovery. You may also find that the impact on your day to day life is huge.
Perhaps you can no longer attend family events, holidays, or pursue hobbies that you previously enjoyed. Your home life may be very restricted and your immediate family may have trouble managing without you being able to live your normal life.
The legal system looks at the change in your life that have happened as a direct result of your accident. It then tries to put you back into the position you would have been in, if the accident had not happened. But as it can’t heal you, it awards you money. So your accident claim injury compensation is a financial recognition of the effect of your accident.
It’s your right
Some people hesitate and worry that their accident claim injury compensation is somehow ‘cheeky’, but the legal system is open to everyone and compensation for the impact of your injury is your legal entitlement.
If you are considering making a genuine accident claim, you have absolutely no reason to feel guilty. The legal process is your right, and by extension, compensation is your right. If you would like to talk to someone about your situation, call our friendly advisors today.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown