Injury solicitor in Shipley
An Accident Advice Helpline personal injury solicitor in Shipley can help you if you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault. While they can’t help you with the medical treatment or assistance you might need, they can help you to rebuild your life in other ways by helping you win the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Compensation is not an award for being unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident. It is not a get-rich payout designed to make you feel better about things. Compensation serves a very real purpose which your injury solicitor in Shipley can discuss in more detail.
Compensation is awarded for injuries, or illnesses, you have suffered through no fault of your own. It is there to recognise the suffering you have endured, as well as the pain. It can help reimburse you for loss of earnings and out-of-pocket expenses you wouldn’t normally have had to make if you had not been injured. For example, as a result of an injury you may need to buy specialist equipment, perhaps a walking stick, wheelchair or back support. You might need to make alterations to your home to accommodate limited mobility, buy a new car or pay for repairs to an existing vehicle.
Compensation is also there to provide a sense of justice. While you receive the compensation, someone else has to pay compensation out. The person paying this compensation will be the person against whom your injury solicitor in Shipley has made a claim, namely the person who has been held liable and responsible for the accident, and therefore the cause of your injuries. This person will either pay the compensation directly or via their insurance policy, depending on the circumstances.
Many people who have made successful claims in the past have told their injury solicitor in Shipley that they feel an overwhelming sense of closure when a decision is made and compensation is awarded; a sense of right being done and recognition that someone else was indeed to blame for their situation – that there is nothing they could have done personally to prevent what happened to them. Yes, accidents are invariably a simple case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but sometimes if someone else had acted more professionally, paid more attention or just done the right thing at the right time, then no matter where you were or when you were there, you would have been safe.
Contact us today
If you want to find out if you are entitled to make a claim (and there are some important criteria that need to be taken into account), then you contact our helpline, complete our online enquiry form, take our 30-second test or give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
We can tell you straight away if you could make a claim, and put you in touch with an injury solicitor in Shipley who can help you start your claim straight away.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown