If you have been injured in an accident within the last three years which was not your fault, there is a chance that you will be entitled to make a compensation claim in West Yorkshire.
However, some people are reluctant to start a compensation claim because they are worried that it is not ethically sound to “profit” from what was perhaps just an innocuous incident that could have happened to anybody.
The fact of the matter, though, is that if you have been injured, there are a number of reasons why you might want to make a compensation claim in West Yorkshire.
Why you should make a compensation claim in West Yorkshire
The first reason you might want to pursue a compensation claim in West Yorkshire is for financial compensation. This does not mean that you are seeking some form of “reward” for being injured through someone else’s negligence, but rather that you are seeking compensation for the potential financial impacts that your accident and the injuries you have sustained have had on your life.
For example, if you are injured in such a way that you are required to take time off work, then you are likely to have lost some form of income. Many people are entitled to company or statutory sick pay, but these either run out after a relatively short period of time or are significantly lower than your normal income.
You might also have had to pay for medical services such as physiotherapy or counselling out of your own pocket. Financial compensation will take this expenditure into account.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you might need to make significant alterations to your life. This could be giving up an active sport that you used to enjoy doing, but are no longer able to participate in, or perhaps making adaptations to your property.
Additionally, if you are not entitled to free prescriptions on the NHS, you may have had to pay a significant amount of money in prescription charges. It is not fair that you should have to cover these additional costs when the injury was not your fault and you are simply the victim of someone else’s actions.
Secondly, making a compensation claim in West Yorkshire will highlight to the people responsible that the actions they took, or failed to take depending on the circumstances, which led to your accident and injuries are not acceptable. This will encourage them to make sure that the correct procedures and policies are in place, and therefore there is less chance that someone else is going to be injured in the same way that you have been.
Start your claim today
To start your compensation claim in West Yorkshire, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on our 24/7 freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, complete our online enquiry form, or take our 30-second test. Our advisors will take all the details regarding your compensation claim in West Yorkshire and put you in touch with our in-house solicitors.