A serious accident which leaves you with long term injuries can affect you in more ways than you may even suspect. Obviously, dealing with the pain and distress of a serious injury is more than enough to cope with, but the longer term issues include financial problems which can cause you to struggle in other ways.
If you need to deal with financial issues after a serious accident it can be difficult to know what to do, especially whilst you are focusing on your recovery, which is why accident and injury claims in Crawley can be so helpful.
An injury lawyer makes the claim on your behalf, and all you need to do is be available to answer questions and give any evidence that you have. Here are some of the financial problems that may crop up after your accident.
Losing your job
Obviously when you are very badly injured you won’t be able to return to work right away. If your injuries mean that it may take months for you to be physically well enough to return to work, your employer may have to let you go and hire someone else. Trying to find a new job when you are still recovering from injuries can be a further problem which adds to your financial distress.
Having to pay medical bills
In the UK you can get most treatments on the NHS and should be able to be treated for free to get you back to normal. However, for more serious or complicated problems, you might need to work with a specialist or use a private hospital to get the treatment you need, and ensure that you get back to normal more quickly, and this can cost a lot of money.
Help around the house
If you are trying to keep your household up and running whilst you are injured, you may need help. This doesn’t come for free and everything from someone to come in and clean the house to simply having groceries delivered can add up very quickly.
Making accident and injury claims in Crawley
If you do decide that making accident and injury claims in Crawley is the best way for you to get out of your financial situation, you should try to find an injury solicitor as quickly as possible to make a start on your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident and find out more about making a claim. If you decide to move forward with a claim after this, you should be passed over to an experienced injury lawyer who will make your claim for you, on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 12th June 2015
Author: David Brown