Accidents in Bury St Edmunds cause injuries and as you know injuries are generally very painful indeed. Injuries are also inconvenient and stop you from doing the things that you usually do. As a result your whole family life is affected. It is no surprise that injuries therefore end up costing you a great deal of money. There is no doubt that contacting a personal injury solicitor to start a personal injury claim makes excellent financial sense. What’s more, Accident Advice Helpline will handle your case on a no win no fee basis and that means no upfront legal costs for you to pay. If the accident was not your fault you can claim a sum of money, called compensation, for the injury itself and for all the money that you have lost because you are injured – these are called ‘out of pocket expenses’.
Below is a list of some ‘out of pocket’ expenses that you may have to pay out after accidents in Bury St Edmunds, and that your personal injury solicitor may be able to help you to claim back.
Accidents in Bury St Edmunds – out of pocket expenses
- Loss of income – the chief financial loss for many injured people is caused by their inability to work. Only a proportion of working people are enrolled in some sort of sick pay scheme, the rest of us simply do not earn anything at all if we cannot work. The majority of self-employed people have this problem. Even if you are in a sick pay scheme it may not cover you for the whole time that you are off sick – for serious injuries this can be several months or even years.
- Travelling expenses – you will have to travel to a hospital or clinic to receive treatment for your injuries and the costs of this can mount up. Public transport can be especially expensive. If you drive to your appointments yourself there will be fuel costs and parking fees to pay.
- Buying in extra help – one of the most frustrating things about getting injured is not being able to carry out the everyday tasks that we did before. Things like cooking and cleaning and caring for our children can be impossible. We end up having to pay other people to carry out these tasks for us and this can lead to a mounting pile of bills.
- Buying in personal care – if we are very seriously injured in an accident that was not our own fault we may not be able to care for ourselves at all. We may not be able to eat, wash or dress without assistance. If we have to purchase this type of care it can be extremely expensive especially if the injury is long lasting or permanent.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown