When people think of compensation claims, they usually automatically think of slips, trips and falls, and of course road traffic accidents. Broken bones and arms and legs in plaster are what spring to mind, and of course whiplash, which is one of the most common compensation claim causes in the country at present. But what about other injuries?
Have you suffered an accident that has resulted in a facial injury, leaving you with a scar or blemish? If so, then you are as entitled to compensation as the man with his leg in plaster. In fact, the long term after-affects of a facial injury can be far more devastating to the sufferer than the effects of a broken bone. Living with a facial disfigurement is traumatic and can greatly affect the person’s confidence and mental stability.
If you have been injured in this way, you can make a compensation claim in Wantage. The local area may well have plenty of legal firms that can help you; all you need to do is gather together the correct information.
What do you need?
To make a successful compensation claim, you need to be able to confirm the following three things:
- That the accident was not your fault, but that of someone else;
- That the accident happened within the last three years; and
- That the injury you received was a result of the accident.
To do this you will need to provide medical records, witness details, the date, time and location of the accident, and details of what caused it and who was responsible. While most compensation claims in Wantage can be completed via telephone, in this instance you will need to be seen by a medical professional nominated by your claim provider, who will confirm the damage you have suffered and what the long-term effects are likely to be.
Not just on the outside
Injuries can often run deeper than physical scars and damage. Suffering a facial injury can cause mental trauma that will stay with the sufferer for many years. Personal injury claims are not just about physical damage — people can be and often are compensated for the stress and anxiety they have suffered following their accident. Being facially scarred can lead to lack of confidence, which may make the sufferer unable to find a job or function in a normal day to day fashion.
There is no need for you to suffer in silence and struggle through your day to day existence; companies such as Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you. We will be able to gain payment for what you are going through and help you to make that compensation claim in Wantage for the compensation that you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have been helping accident victims for over 15 years and have the services of over 200 solicitors at our disposal. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The initial call is free of charge and places you under no obligation. If you need help and want to talk to someone, call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown