The world of personal injury law can be a strange and intimidating place, but this guide will offer you an insight into some of the terminology that you might find yourself using in this bizarre and alien world.
The purpose of personal injury compensation is very simple: to give people money to make up for the impact and injury can have on their lives. The effect of an injury can be seriously disruptive to anyone. It can cause them physical impairment and can also make it significantly more difficult for them to work.
Often, the clients we see at Accident Advice Helpline have been forced to take extended leave from their job or give up work altogether while they recover.
Beyond the physical scars, the emotional impact can be serious and it can feel like an enormous challenge simply to get your confidence back.
Any compensation sum will look at the physical impact of an injury as well as the financial implications it has had. This means it will recompense people for any money they’ve had to lay out whether it’s for medical treatment that may not be covered by the NHS or travel to and from the hospital.
Therefore it’s important to make a note of how much money you’ve spent.
A time limit
Unfortunately there is a time limit of three years on making a claim. That’s the length of time after an accident during which you’re allowed to make a claim. This is plenty of time for most people, but some who did not understand their rights fully may have fallen through the net.
We see it as an important part of our mission to ensure that people are given as much information as possible and are fully aware of what their rights are. This is crucial to ensuring everyone gets the help and support they deserve.
The question of blame
Where there’s blame there’s a claim, so they say and this statement is broadly correct. If you’ve been injured – and your life interrupted – because of someone else’s mistake then it stands to reason that you should be entitled to compensation.
However, demonstrating where that blame lies can be a challenge and it’s not always one that will be easily settled.
Take, for example, a road accident. This can be over in a flash, and amidst all the confusion it may not be immediately apparent who is to blame for what. The more information you have the better your chances.
Getting an injury expert in Robertsbridge
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re committed to making sure that you have everything you need to push ahead with your claim. We’ll give you advice and support and provide you with an injury expert in Robertsbridge.
Best of all we’re a no-win, no-fee service, which means when we provide you with an injury expert in Robertsbridge, the only time you’ll ever have to pay solicitor fees is when and if you win.
So, to find out if you can make a claim and get an injury expert in Robertsbridge, give us a call on 0800 689 000 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown