What if I need help to make an injury claim in Southend-on-Sea?
A serious injury can be really nasty and create untold stress for you. A serious injury can mean that you are not able to deal with day-to-day tasks, and the anxiety it causes can be disabling. If this has happened to you because of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Southend-on-Sea.
Trauma caused in an accident
The trauma caused both physically and mentally can be catastrophic, resulting in memory failings, panic attacks and general anxiety. Known as post-traumatic stress disorder, the reactions can develop some time after the incident. Probably the best person to identify the problem is your GP, who will know if you have had these symptoms before. This is typical of part of an injury claim in Southend-on-Sea, and as such will be included in your claim.
Road traffic accidents
Cars were first produced in 1885. The first road death followed in 1896, when a car which was travelling at what was described at the time as a tremendous speed – 4 miles per hour – hit a 44-year old mother.
Since then, the amount of traffic on our roads has increased to proportions that Mr. Benz and Mr. Daimler, who made those first cars, could never have envisaged, and unfortunately the number of road traffic accidents have as well. Local authorities generally have tried to improve road safety, but there are still lots of incidents that result in an injury claim in Southend-on-Sea and claims elsewhere across the UK.
You cannot always see the results
Sometimes people walk away from the scene seemingly unhurt, or with just a few cuts and bruises, then days later the post-traumatic stress kicks in, including unexplained headaches, panic attacks and various other symptoms, quite often with no apparent cause. Stress, just like physical injuries, can mean you lose time from work or incur extra out-of-pocket expenses that would not have had to be paid if the accident had not happened.
So the list of items that form part of your injury claim in Southend-on-Sea is growing, and these are shown below together with examples of other problems that may form part of your claim:
- Pain and suffering;
- Post-traumatic stress and anxiety;
- Loss of earnings;
- Out-of-pocket expenses;
- Extra care costs;
- Travel costs; and
- Medical expenses.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that whatever type of injuries you are affected by will form part of your compensation claim. We have a free helpline that you can call any time of day, seven days a week, to speak to a friendly advisor. The number is 0800 180 4123 and the sooner you make contact with us, the better.
You could complete our 30-second test online for guidance, and with us operating on a no win no fee basis you will not have the extra stress of having to find funds for your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown