Hurt is one of those interesting words that has a nuanced and varying definition depending on the context in which it is used. In the simplest possible terms, hurt can be defined as a synonym of the word injured, as a description of someone who has suffered an injury, i.e. John was hurt when he fell down the stairs at work. However, the word hurt is also often used with an emotional element and is attached to the idea of someone hurting their feelings, i.e. John was hurt by the cruel accusations of which he was a victim.
This two-sided nature of the the word hurt is pertinent when it comes to the issue of compensation claims, too. This is true as a compensation award is decided as a means of providing recompense for both the physical pain and injury caused by an accident or incident that wasn’t the victim’s fault, but also the ensuing emotional and psychological impact which may follow. So, as well as being a famous Johnny Cash song, hurt is also a crucial word in the lexicon of compensation. As well as understanding this fact, there is a great deal of other information that those considering pursuing compensation need to know, and this article will aim to provide a succinct demonstration of this.
When Could You Claim?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame, you are entitled to pursue personal injury compensation. In most cases there is a three-year period from the incident in question during which you can begin claims proceedings at any time, but after this has elapsed then you can no longer claim. This is not the case, however, for claims which regard either an injury to a minor or a disease such as asbestos poisoning.
Who Can Help You to Claim?
If you wish to pursue a compensation claim, you are best served trusting your case to Accident Advice Helpline, who are the very best in the business when it comes to getting claimants all of the compensation that they deserve. We have been doing exactly this for over 15 years, and our sterling work in this time has been recognised by TV presenter and consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who has awarded us with her official endorsement.
How to Get in Touch with Us
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling one of ou dedicated helplines, available on either 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile. Both of these are manned by friendly and professional advisers who will be ready, willing and able to answer any questions or guide you through the claims process.