You may often see news stories or read headlines about accidents such as a bus accident in South Derbyshire, but have you thought much about what happens to victims afterwards?
Victims of accidents may find themselves unable to work, housebound or unable to carry out everyday duties which can start to have an effect on their finances. Read more about the impact of personal injuries on victims as well as information on making a claim for accident compensation.
Impact of personal injuries on victims
Victims of accidents may find themselves unable to do a number of things they did before their injuries, including:
Going to work
Many injuries can leave a victim unable to return to work. This could be for a number of days but often victims are unable to work for weeks or even months at a time. Some employers may not pay sick pay, and some may only pay statutory sick pay, which may not be enough to cover household bills including rent/mortgage payments, credit card payments and more.
An accident could lead to someone being unable to drive for a long period of time whilst they recover. Not being able to drive can have an effect on an individual’s independence and make tasks such as getting to work, taking the kids to school and even doing the shopping difficult. To make up for not being able to drive, a victim may have to use public or private transport on a long-term basis, which can begin to add up after a while.
Carry out household tasks
It can be difficult for those with injuries to carry out basic household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry or gardening. In order to keep things running smoothly at home, it may be necessary to bring in a cleaner or a gardener which become an expense over time.
What to do after a bus accident in South Derbyshire
After being involved in an accident, the unexpected costs associated with your injuries can begin to add up. A claim for compensation could be what you need in order to restore your finances and help to cover the bills whilst you recover.
At Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in dealing with accident compensation claims, and in our 10+ years of experience have helped people all over the UK to get the compensation they deserve from their injuries.
We have a 24/7 advice line which can be reached on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles). Our friendly, professional advisers are waiting to take your call and help you to determine if you could be eligible for compensation. Give us a call today and see how we can help you recover from your accident.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown