Disability compensation claim in Sandhurst
Sadly, some accidents cause injuries that are so severe they leave the victim with a long-term disability or a permanent one. Have you been left with a long-term or permanent disability? Did your accident occur within the last 3 years? Was someone else to blame? If so, you can make a compensation claim in Sandhurst, if that is where you live..
We may be able to extend the 3 year period in cases of industrial disease or where the victim was a minor. Please call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
What do we mean by long-term and permanent disability?
Long-term disability is defined as an impairment that will affect your day-to-day living for the conceivable future. Permanent disability suggests an impairment that will not improve. For example, you may have sustained an injury that has left you unable to walk. In the case of long-term disability, you will be able to walk again with proper care and rehabilitation. In the case of a permanent disability, you will not be able to walk again.
Some common causes of disability include:
- Workplace injuries, for example, head or back injuries
- Workplace diseases, for example, cancer caused by exposure to dangerous materials
- Car accidents, for example, head and neck injuries.
How do I prove a long-term disability/permanent disability?
Medical records from your doctor will reveal the precise nature of your disability. The records will also show whether or not your condition will improve. Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will request all the medical information relating to your compensation claim in Sandhurst.
What can I claim?
You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injury. In addition, you can claim for loss of earnings and all expenses related to your incapacity. You can also claim for loss of future earnings.
Can I claim on behalf of a loved one?
We understand that, in some cases, the person who was injured may not be able to make a claim. A loved one (dependent) can make a personal injury compensation claim in Sandhurst, or elsewhere, on behalf of the injured person if:
- The person is unable to claim due to their injuries
- A dependent child was injured
- The person who was injured has died.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in a long-term disability or a permanent disability, please get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you decide to call us from a mobile, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993.
For help with any potential personal injury compensation claim, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now?
Date Published: 5th August 2013