What to do if you are injured by a friend, and how to make an injury claim against them
If you have sustained a serious injury then this can be difficult to deal with, as you need to change your life for a time to work around your injury and to feel normal again. Not only this, but you are likely to feel a lot of anger and sadness in the time that you are recovering, a lot of this based on the person that caused your injury.
One of the worst things you may have to deal with is when it is a friend that has caused your injury, even if it was not on purpose. Here are some things that you can do in this situation, in order to try to rescue your friendship.
- Talk it out. If you find yourself feeling angry or sad about the situation, and feeling resentment towards your friend, you should think about talking it out with them so that you feel satisfied that they are sorry for everything that they have done to you. Try to sit down and have a conversation about it as soon as you can.
- Let your friend know what they can do to help. Your friend is probably mortified that they have caused you an injury, as this was simply an accident and not a deliberate attempt to harm you. You can help to ease their conscience by allowing them to help you for the time being, and provide you with support until you are feeling better.
- Let your friend know that you forgive them. One of the best things you can do for your friend is to let them know that you have forgiven them for what happened, as worrying about this has probably weighed on their mind for the longest time.
Making an injury claim in Livingston
You should be able to make an injury claim in Livingston in any case where you have been badly injured by another person, and can prove that it was their fault that you have sustained your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an injury claim in Livingston and decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim. If you do, then experienced injury lawyers will help you with your injury claim in Livingston, and process it on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown