There’s a good reason why people who take part in certain activities wear helmets to protect their head from injury. Of all the parts of the body that might suffer any sort of blow in an accident, a head injury has the potential to cause the most damage. When it comes to making a claim for compensation for head injuries in Redcar and Cleveland, the amount of money that you might be awarded would be very much dependent on how badly hurt you were. As some types of head injuries can have a very serious impact on the quality of a person’s life, you could be looking at very significant amount of money indeed.
Making a claim for compensation for head injuries in Redcar and Cleveland
If you were injured while doing something that you should have been wearing a helmet for but were not, there will be chance that the amount of compensation that you might be awarded would be reduced, even if the incident that led to you being hurt was the fault of a negligent third party.
In the legal profession, this is known as contributory negligence. In essence, it means that if your conduct in any way, shape or form contributed to the severity of your injuries, your compensation pay-out could be cut. You might still be able to make a claim, but a calculation would need to be made as to how significantly your conduct contributed to how badly you were hurt.
This should not put you off making a claim though, as there will still be a chance that you could receive recompense, as long as the accident you were involved in really was caused by the actions of a negligent third party. If you would like to get more information about how your conduct at the time you were involved in an accident might influence any compensation claim you might make, you would be very well advised indeed to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
If you would lie to speak with an Accident Advice Helpline advisor about how to make a claim for compensation for head injuries in Redcar and Cleveland and whether or not contributory negligence might play any sort of a role in any action you were to take, you should pick up the phone right now and dial either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A member of our team will be ready and prepared to offer you all the advice you need.
Date Published: 6th September 2015
Author: David Brown