There are different ways of describing an injury. For those of us that are not used to medical and legal words it can all be quite confusing. It can make an already difficult situation more stressful and worrying. The following advises on acute injuries and how to make a claim for compensation for an acute injury that was not your fault.
Acute injuries are injuries that have a sudden onset; that means that they come on quickly. They are usually caused by a trauma of some kind i.e. an accident. If your acute injury happened in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation. You can find out by ringing Accident Advice Helpline and using their unique 30 second test. It collects details of your accident and injury and gives you an idea of whether your claim would be successful. There is a team of highly trained professional advisors to help you. You can also do this online if you would prefer. Accident Advice Helpline is the compensation provider that is endorsed by the consumer champion and TV personality Esther Rantzen.
Examples of acute injury
Acute injuries include:
- Broken foot
- Broken ankle
- Broken back
- Sprained wrist
- Cracked skull
Acute injury and accidents
You can ring Accident Advice Helpline whenever you want to, that’s 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can ring them even if your accident occurred in the middle of the night. You can call about all types of accidents including:
- Car crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bike accidents
- Train crashes
- Bus crashes
- Boat accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents at work
Acute injury and compensation
It is not possible to guarantee exactly how much money you will get because every claim is different. However, it is likely that your claim will not end up in court and that it will be dealt with over the phone. Some claims take a long time to sort out whereas others are quicker. You will not have to worry about paying up front legal costs. Accident Advice Helpline use a system called no win no fee* which means that you do not pay anything up front.
Acute injury and making a claim
You will be allocated a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in your particular type of case. Accident Advice Helpline has a national network of legal partners. They will guide you through the process. You may have to supply some information to them like:
- Details of the accident
- How the accident happened
- Details of your injury
- Details of your medical treatment
- Details of any on-going health problems
- Details of psychological symptoms
- Details of any wages lost
- Details of any extra childcare paid for
- Details of any help at home purchased.