Cold Ashby is a small farming community in Northamptonshire – rolling greenery and a population of less than 300 people make it an idyllic spot. But personal injury lawyers in Cold Ashby would still have work to do – negligence can happen anywhere, even in the smallest of villages and especially in the largest of towns.
Whether the incident you are claiming for has taken place in a village or a city, a workplace or out on the road, it will still be possible to claim compensation if negligence caused it.
What happens when negligence occurs and leaves you with financial difficulties due to your injuries? Can anything be done?
Injury lawyers in Cold Ashby, Exeter, London and everywhere else recognise the hardships negligence can cause and work hard to obtain you an amount of compensation that takes such things into account.
Loss of earnings
Loss of earnings after a personal injury of any kind can be a major problem in anyone’s life. It can mean that the mortgage or rent goes unpaid, leaving you in arrears. The same is true for household bills, and even buying food could cause difficulties.
Sometimes this means that the injured person returns to work too soon, which does nothing but make their injury worse, causing them to have more time off. If you are unable to work due to the injuries sustained, and the accident was not your fault, you should be able to claim for loss of earnings.
Sick pay is only a small fraction of what someone would have earned had they not been injured and been able to work as before the incident. Day-to-day expenses are incurred. This causes huge stress for, not only the injured person, but their family too.
Any claim for compensation regarding loss of earnings will look at your average salary before your injury occurred.
You can also claim compensation if you have had to change your job to a lower paid one due to your injury. Speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out more about what compensation you might be due if this is the case.
Leaving work completely
An injury can sometimes result in a permanent disability that means you are no longer able to work. If you are forced to give up work because of someone else’s negligence, it is possible to claim for loss of future earnings.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline specialise in securing the appropriate amount compensation for your situation. Injury lawyers in Cold Ashby or anywhere else across the country might be able to help in some respects but Accident Advice Helpline can help you from start to finish.
Contact our fully trained, expert staff for free by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to discuss your options. We promise never to pressure you into making a claim you are not comfortable with. It’s your decision; it’s your life.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown