Accidents happen all of the time. It does not matter how careful you are or how many steps you take to prevent them, you can still fall victim to the negligence of others. If this has happened to you, then you could be entitled to compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline’s team of experienced personal injury specialists could help you to obtain it. get in touch today to find out more about making event claims in West Sussex.
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A personal injury is any kind of injury, illness or disease that has been sustained by an individual. It can include everything from psychological conditions to physical injuries, and even diseases like emphysema.
Personal injuries can occur in a number of ways, from accidents at home to long-term exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
When does a personal injury become eligible for a claim?
It is possible to file a personal injury claim for an illness when the blame for the accident can be placed on a third party. This could include:
- Injury from a faulty product;
- An accident at work;
- A slip trip or fall in a public place; or
- A road traffic accident.
Why are personal injury claims important?
Personal injury claims are important because they enable you to come to terms with the injuries you have sustained, whilst also helping you to recover from its effects.
Effects of a personal injury can include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of earnings;
- Psychological distress;
- Disablement; and
- Medical expenses.
Therefore, it is only fair that compensation should be paid in these circumstances, otherwise you might find yourself struggling even though you are the innocent party.
What should I do if I have an accident?
If you have an accident, you should take as many steps as possible to ensure that you have a good case for compensation. This includes:
- Notifying your employer, the police or a local authority as soon as the accident takes place;
- Recording your accident in an accident book if you are at work;
- Taking down witness details;
- Taking photographs of the scene; and
- Seeking immediate medical help.
How do I go about claiming compensation?
If you think you could be entitled to personal injury compensation, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible because there are time limits in place regarding when you can file a claim.
Luckily, we have made making a claim simple. All you need to do is call us and we will take it from there without charging you anything upfront.
To find out if you could claim compensation today, call us by dialling 0800 689 0500 for free from your landline today. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile phone. Please note that calls from mobiles will be charged. Talk to us today about making event claims in West Sussex.
Date Published: 2nd September 2013
Author: David Brown