Unsure about claiming compensation for your accident in Stratford-on-Avon?
It’s only natural to be unsure about claiming compensation for your accident; taking someone to account for their negligence is not a trivial matter and shouldn’t be entered into lightly. However, if you are suffering physically, financially and even emotionally because of your accident in Stratford-on-Avon, and that accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation.
The benefits of claiming compensation
A successful compensation claim doesn’t just benefit the claimant – compensation lawsuits get councils fixing potholes and uneven paving, makes drivers drive with more care and attention, get schools, shops and businesses to adhere to health and safety guidelines. By claiming compensation and drawing attention to a pothole, a dangerous junction or a negligent employer you are quite possibly preventing further accidents.
Your compensation payment will also make sure that you are reimbursed for any expenses your accident in Stratford-on-Avon caused, so if you had to pay out for child care, or private medical treatment for example, you can claim those costs back.
- It is worth pointing out that businesses are covered for personal injury claims by their public liability insurance, so claiming compensation will NOT affect their turnover.
Claiming for a psychological illness
Another reason why people hesitate to claim compensation is if their illness was psychological in nature. Thanks to outstanding work by charities such as Mind, and high profile celebrities such as Ruby Wax and Stephen Fry, there is now much less stigma surrounding mental illness, and there is no doubt that mental illness can in some cases be life changing, affecting every aspect of people lives, and their families.
Mental illness can also manifest in physical symptoms; in the worst cases stress, for example, can cause high blood pressure which is linked to stroke and heart disease. So you shouldn’t hesitate in talking about your mental wellbeing with your doctor, or claiming compensation for any mental ill health issues that were caused by your accident in Stratford-on-Avon.
– Or claiming for a minor injury
Although you are of course thankful that your injury was relatively minor, and that you were back at work in a week or two, you should still claim if your injury affected your finances; outgoings stay the same regardless of how much you have coming in – unless of course your outgoings increase because of your accident! If this is the case with your injury then you should still seriously think about claiming compensation.
For more information about claiming compensation for your accident in Stratford-on-Avon please call our twenty four hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our fully trained advisers will be entirely honest about the chances of your claim being successful, and all their help and support comes free from any obligation, so if you do decide not to claim that that’s fine, our advisers are happy to help.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown