Perhaps you live in Hessle and have recently been involved in an accident which was not your fault and were injured. If that is the case, you may be looking for a firm of injury lawyers in Hessle to represent you. If your accident happened in the last three years then you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against whoever was responsible for the accident. You usually have three years to file for an injury sustained in an accident which occurred within the British Isles, although there are some exceptions to this rule. You should check with injury lawyers in Hessle or ones based closer to where you live to find out how long you have in which to file your claim. You can also get this (and much more) information from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Hessle
You may also be seeking injury lawyers in Hessle or elsewhere if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you, with the assistance of your injury lawyers in Hessle, can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You have three years from first being diagnosed with the illness to lodge a personal injury compensation claim.
Compensation is split into two categories, generally; these are general and special damages.
These are for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries. Medical evidence is required to support these claims and your medical records must be made available to your injury lawyers in Hessle or ones representing you wherever you live in the UK. You may be required to undergo another medical examination too substantiate your claim.
General damages also covers loss of amenity; for example if you had a hobby or played a sport before your injury but can no longer manage to do it, because of the injury, you would be compensated for this loss of quality of life.
If you are a member of the police force and so on and cannot return to work, you could be awarded general damages for what is termed “loss of congenial employment.”
Loss of earnings both past and future can also be compensated for.
These cover damage to property, a vehicle for example if you were in a road traffic accident. They also cover all medical expenses related to your injury and medical equipment. If you are claiming for a fatality, then funeral expenses will be added in.
If you need to adapt your home because of life-changing injuries compensation covers this need. It can also cover all care expenses, both past and future.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make, call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown