Honesty is the best policy when you are making a personal injury claim in Pendle, as the consequences of being dishonest and found out are not good. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will always be open and honest with you about your claim, and we expect claimants to be honest with us in return.
Honesty pays off for a personal injury claim in Pendle
Claiming compensation can be related in some ways to paying your tax. There are so many legal and fair ways to pay less tax without having to be dishonest about your business, and facing prosecution for tax evasion that could end up with a prison sentence.
Trying to exaggerate your injuries, or being dishonest with your claim can have the same outcome as for the tax evasions, all for a few pounds extra.
The thing is, there are so many things that make up your claim, that you will not be out of pocket at all after an accident that was not your fault, and you could well have more money than you did before.
The make up of your personal injury claim in Pendle
The first thing that will have to be considered is what you injuries are, and the severity of them, but also other things need accounting for such as:
- How the injuries affect you life, and what alteration you have to make to your lifestyle to cope with them.
- Your prospects for a full recovery.
- If you are employed, any loss of earnings have to be reclaimed, and if the injuries are so severe that you will not be able to work again, loss of future earnings have to be calculated. This will obviously be more for a younger person than for someone in their later years.
- You may need someone to do the jobs you normally do around the house. Cleaners, gardeners, decorators etc., all have to be paid to do these jobs, so make sure you get receipts from them, as you should for everything you spend that is accident and injury related.
- If your injuries mean you are now confined to a wheelchair, your home could be totally unsuitable. Some of them would be adaptable, but some victims have to move home.
- Small items like taxi fare and prescription charges might not seem much individually, but add them together over a few weeks, and that can amount to a lot of money.
- It could be that treatment you need is not available on the NHS, or that the wait is so long it will cause you even more stress, then you may be able to have the treatment at a private clinic or hospital.
These are examples of the sorts of things innocent victims can claim for with a successful claim, and to give your claim its best chance of success, you should be getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.