Making a Personal Injury Claim with an Accident Solicitor in Broadford
If you don’t have regular access to the internet or don’t feel comfortable with online forms, you will probably have to call round quite a few local law firms to find somebody willing and able to take on your personal injury claim, especially if you are looking for a specialist dealing in a particular type of claim. Not every accident solicitor in Broadford will know how to handle complex medical negligence cases or be willing to take on an industrial disease injury claim on a no win no fee basis.
Serious road traffic accidents can result in paralysis through a spinal cord injury or leave an accident victim permanently disabled because of brain injury. An accident solicitor in Broadford will have to calculate an amount of compensation that covers not just pain and suffering immediately after the accident and throughout initial recovery, but also pain and suffering that will be life-long for the accident victim themselves and their loved ones, who will now be carers as well as partners, mothers, fathers, brothers or sisters.
Compensation must reflect this, but it must also cover loss of income — present loss and the loss of salaries earned in an entire lifetime if they can no longer work at all. The money you and your family receive must be enough to allow for long-term care, such as on-going medical treatment, medicines and home help, for example.
In order to qualify for a personal injury claimL
- Your accident must have occurred within the last three years (this is sometimes extended in cases where the accident victim was a minor at the time, and in cases of industrial disease); and
- Your accident and injuries must be the result of somebody else’s negligence.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to learn how much compensation you or your loved one might be entitled to. If you’re ready to go ahead with a claim, a friendly advisor can assign an accident solicitor in Broadford or other specialist to you who will provide no win no fee legal services. The accident solicitor assigned to your case will deal with all legal paperwork and typically try to settle out of court, as this is the fastest and most efficient way to process a claim.
If your accident has left you in permanent pain, you may have to find different ways of dealing with that pain. Although GPs and hospital doctors will initially prescribe strong opioids after surgery if you are in severe pain, you cannot go on taking narcotics forever, as they will have serious long-term side effects. Compensation can pay for all kinds of treatment, not just the usual that comes via a hospital pharmacist.
Learning simple breathing exercises can help with pain control. Take slow, regular breaths and use your diaphragm, rather than lifting your shoulders. Focus on the air entering and exiting your body. Clear your mind of all other thoughts and just concentrate on breathing in and out.
You can try cognitive behavioural therapy as well as hypnotherapy for effective pain relief. But whatever you do, relieve your financial strain by getting in touch with an accident solicitor in Broadford or Accident Advice Helpline!
Date Published: 5th July 2013