If you need an accident solicitor in Burslem, or one anywhere else in Britain, you may be wondering what you can claim personal injury compensation for exactly. The answer is that you can claim for a work-related illness, an illness that was someone else’s fault and for injuries and fatalities which were caused in an accident that was the fault of another person. In most instances, you have to prove negligence on the part of another person resulted in your injury, illness or disease.
What does compensation cover?
Basically, compensation is awarded for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury or illness. It may also cover loss of earnings if you have not been able to work because of your injury. If you have suffered a life-changing injury, compensation will cover your past and future medical costs as well as having your house fitted to accommodate your new needs. It will cover nursing care, rehabilitation and so on.
If you keep receipts, you can also claim for taxi fares to hospital or a doctor’s surgery, or those journeys to hospital which your family made to visit you. Prescription charges will also be covered if you keep receipts. The more serious the injury, the more compensation you will demand, as you need extra support to cope with your new life.
What kind of personal injury can I claim for?
You can claim for a physical injury or an illness which can be proven to be the result of another person’s negligence. It could be that you had a car crash which was not your fault, for example, and you suffered spinal cord damage or a brain injury. You might have been in the armed forces and suffer now from post-traumatic stress disorder, an example of a psychological injury which you suffered because of your work. Then there are the slips, trips and falls which can happen in public places and an illness which you contracted while in hospital (MRSA, which is a bacterial infection, for example) or food poisoning after eating our or eating a contaminated product.
Accident solicitor in Burslem
You need to contact an accident solicitor in Burslem, or one who works near you, to discuss your possible claim. You need to find one who has the experience and expertise to deal with the type of claim you want to make. All accidents are unique and you need an accident solicitor in Burslem or elsewhere who knows how to build a case for you.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about any possible claim you may have, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can check us out online on our website and take the 30-second test to discover how much compensation you might be awarded if your claim is successful. Remember, though, that this is just an estimate, as no one can tell you exactly how much compensation you could receive in any case.
You might then want to call us on one of our freephone numbers (you can do so at any time, 365 days a year). For your accident solicitor in Burslem, the number to ring from a landline is 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 5th July 2013