Compensation pay-outs are not quite as straightforward as sensationalist advertisements will have us believe. Each personal injury claim is unique. Payments made will depend on an individual’s circumstances, on the injuries the non-fault accident victim sustained and also on whether or not the accident victim contributed in any way to the accident.
Personal injury claim from a non fault accident for a bankrupt victim
If the accident victim had been declared bankrupt prior to the accident, compensation monies will be paid according to their different elements. The accident victim should receive a pay-out for their pain and suffering – or general damages in legal terms – where the trustees would receive the compensation pay-out for special damages, such as loss of income or property. Special damages form part of the bankruptcy estate and would therefore become payable to the trustees of a bankrupt accident victim.
You can find out more on the government’s own website on insolvency matters, or you can speak to an expert adviser at Accident Advice Helpline.
Personal injury claim from a non fault accident for a victim of medical negligence
If a member of your family went into hospital for a routine operation and ended up with brain injury because of negligent doctors, you can make a claim for compensation. Speak to an expert adviser at Accident Advice Helpline, who will give you an estimate of how much your claim is worth, after establishing if you qualify for making a claim.
The effects of a brain injury are devastating and life-changing for everyone involved. Although some brain injury victims of medical negligence do make a full recovery, this can take several years, while others never recovery at all. Symptoms range from personality disorders, memory loss or complete loss of function, to headaches or problems with eyesight.
Brain injury from medical negligence can occur for a variety of reasons:
- Doctors are too slow to diagnose or provide treatment for brain tumours
- Doctors provide inadequate or inappropriate treatment
- Doctors make mistakes, misdiagnosing the cause of their patient’s illness
- Lack of oxygen or other causes of brain injuries during birth
- Mistakes over prescriptions
- Errors during surgery
Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about your injury claim from a non fault accident
If a member of your family suffered brain injuries because of medical negligence, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete our 30-second test. It will tell you if your family member qualifies, and how much the claim could be worth.
An initial free consultation is the time to ask as many questions as possible and to make notes. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with your claim, but if you do wish to go ahead, our advisor can assign your claim to one of our no-win, no-fee* solicitors.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to the claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can discuss your injury claim from a non fault accident, and find out more about the legal process.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims