If you have suffered injuries because of an accident within the last three years, as long as the accident was not your fault, you are entitled to seek compensation. In Britain there is not a long tradition of people making personal injury claims; on the contrary, there was once a stigma attached to seeking accident compensation. This should now be a thing consigned to the past, as if someone else is responsible for your injuries, then you can and should claim compensation. Read on to discover how accident compensation can help you.
How accident compensation can help with additional expenses
Accident compensation covers medical expenses and all expenses relating to the treatment of your injuries, including taxi fares and complementary medical treatment such as physiotherapy. You may have a permanent injury or one that needs long-term treatment, which can be expensive.
You may have lost or damaged some personal items in the accident, such as damage to your mobile phone, torn clothing, a lost handbag and so on. You can claim for these items. If you require long-term medical care, or your home needs modifications to give you access to it, then these can be claimed for. You may need medical equipment in your home and a personal carer, all of which can be claimed for.
How accident compensation can help you to get back on your feet
Perhaps you can no longer do the job you did before your accident, so you could use some of the compensation to do a retraining course. You could set up your own business from home and earn a living by doing this. Think positively and use the accident compensation you receive to help get your life back on track.
How do I get accident compensation?
The criteria for a personal injury claim are as follows:
- The accident was not your fault and this can be proven
- The accident or injury happened within the last three years
- You have received medical treatment for your injuries and
- You have the necessary documentation (from a doctor, the police, witnesses and so on) so that your accident claim can be processed
You will need a solicitor to act for you, but if you require help with this then why not call Accident Advice Helpline? You can phone our free helpline and chat to an adviser about your situation.
If you visit our website, you can take our 30-second test which estimates the amount you could receive in compensation. We can provide you with legal advice and an expert solicitor from our team who will fight your case for you.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have Dame Esther Rantzen as our patron. You might remember that she was one of the first people in Britain to champion consumer’s rights.
Give us a call today and ask one of our advisers how accident compensation can help you get back on track financially. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 16th May 2013