How to budget after an accident and claim compensation through a law firm
If you have had a serious accident and sustained serious injuries, it is normal to have financial trouble for a little while afterwards. Your finances are likely to be affected by your injuries because you will be unable to go to work for a little while during your recovery. You may also have to pay out for any damage to yourself or your possessions, particularly if you were at fault for the accident. If a compensation claim is made against you, this will be a huge expense that could leave you in financial danger as well. If you are struggling financially after an accident, here are some ways to budget and stay afloat.
- Set out important bills first. Know that there are certain bills each month that must be paid, and that there is absolutely no wiggle room on this. Make sure that you pay rent, tax, medical bills and any debts each month before you pay anything else. What is left after this is the rest of your budget.
- Cut down on luxuries. It can be miserable to have to budget and cut down on luxuries when you are injured and feeling unwell, but remember that this is only for a little while and will help you to keep your home and pay your medical bills.
- Get friends and family to help. If you struggle to move easily around your home you may well need help around the house for a little while. Instead of paying for this, ask friends and family if they would be willing to provide you with help in the first few weeks after your accident.
- Know what you shouldn’t pay for. If you are off work because of your illness, you may not need to pay for all of your prescriptions, so ask your doctor if you are able to get these for free.
Finding an experienced law firm in Melton
If your accident was the fault of someone else, one of the ways in which you can get financial help is to use an experienced law firm in Melton to make a compensation claim against the responsible party. Your law firm should be able to put together a strong case, featuring all the evidence you have and executed by an experienced lawyer.
A good and experienced law firm in Melton is Accident Advice Helpline. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our advisers will be happy to chat with you about your case and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then the team will work with you to process your claim, working on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 31st July 2014
Author: David Brown