It is estimated that over half a million injury accident claims are made every year in the UK. They are made by victims who have been injured in accidents or incidents that were not their fault. Successful injury accident claims require the injured person to be able to identify who was at fault.
A legal process is then started to recover compensation from that person. Compensation is money for the actual injury and for any financial loss that has resulted from that injury. Some more details about this are given here.
Injury accident claims – the injuries
Any injury can be claimed for although there will have to be some evidence that the injury is genuine. Some common injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Sprained ankles
- Cuts and lacerations
- Psychological injuries
Claims can also be made for diseases that have developed as a result of someone’s occupation. For example, chest diseases that have developed because workers were expected to work in dusty conditions without appropriate breathing apparatus.
Injury accident claims – the claims process
Many people start the claims process by contacting a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We have our own team of highly trained experienced personal injury lawyers. We will handle your claim professionally and efficiently. People claim compensation from:
- Motor insurance companies (road traffic accidents)
- Employer’s liability insurance companies (accidents at work)
- Public liability insurance companies (accidents in public places)
- Private individuals
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
You will not know exactly how much money you are going to get until the end of the claims process because every case is different. Some take only a few months to resolve whilst others take much longer. Only a small fraction ends up in court.
Injury accident claims – the compensation
In general the more serious injuries attract the higher levels of compensation. You can also claim for the money that you have lost because you are injured. This could include:
- Loss of wages
- Loss of regular overtime payments
- Car parking
- Buying in extra childcare
- Buying in personal care
- Buying in extra help with household tasks
Some injuries can be very debilitating and have a huge effect on the victim’s life. If you are unsure about whether to start a claim because you are not sure that you want all the hassle then give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We have a team of highly trained, professional advisers who can talk you through the process and address any concerns that you have.
You can even take our unique 30-second test which will give you an idea of whether your claim will be successful. You then have all the information you need to make the right decision for you and your family.
Call us now for more information on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: Sharon Parry