If you live in Kirton in Lindsey or Kirton Lindsey as it is also called, you may be looking for expert lawyers in Kirton in Lindsey because you have been involved in an accident which was not your fault. You may be thinking of filing a personal injury compensation claim for the injuries you sustained. You probably have three years in which to file a claim, although for some accidents you have to make a claim within two years. Check with expert lawyers in Kirton in Lindsey or other injury lawyers based elsewhere in Britain, or call us free at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have for your particular claim.
Expert lawyers in Kirton in Lindsey
You can also file a personal injury compensation claim through injury lawyers in Kirton in Lindsey, or ones based elsewhere in the British Isles, if you have been diagnosed with an illness for which you can prove another person’s negligence was to blame. There are such illnesses and they include, but are not limited to:-
- work-related illnesses or occupational diseases;
- food poisoning after eating out or eating a contaminated product;
- MRSA contracted during a stay in hospital;
- Legionnaire’s Disease; and
- respiratory problems from living in damp conditions as a tenant.
You have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for illnesses such as these.
Injuries to the elbow and compensation
If you slip, trip or fall in the street or anywhere else and injure your elbow, you may be surprised to learn that you could claim up to £8,250 for what is termed a minor or moderate injury. The majority of elbow injuries would fall into this category. For what is called a severe disabling injury you could expect to receive somewhere between £25,750 and £36,000. For a less severe injury the amount of compensation awarded would be somewhere between £10,300 and £21,000.
The amounts quoted above cover the pain, distress and suffering which you suffered because of your injury. However you can also claim expenses for medical treatment which is not covered by the National Health Service (NHS), medical expenses relating to your injury, such as prescription charges, if you keep receipts, and loss of earnings.
Because there are such broad bands of amounts of compensation which can be awarded, as you can see from the figures quoted above, which are taken from the Judicial College’s guidelines, no one can accurately predict how much you could receive for your injury. You may also be awarded compensation for loss of amenity, which means that if you can no longer do something you could use to do because of your injury, you would be compensated for this.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or 0800 689 0500 from a landline. For expert legal advice, why not call now?
Date Published: 20th November 2013
Author: David Brown