Your living expenses may suddenly go up if you have been involved in an accident in West Lothian. Not only will you have to pay for any damage to your car or other personal possessions, but you may also have to pay for medical treatment or help around the house whilst you are recovering.
On top of this, if your accident was serious enough then you may not be able to work for a while, meaning that you don’t have enough money coming in to pay for all of these extra outgoings. Here are some ways that you can consider to address the problem while you recover.
- Claim compensation. If you believe that you are entitled to compensation because someone else caused your accident, apply for it sooner rather than later. It can take a long time to make a compensation claim, but once it is processed the money will come in very useful. You can often receive money not only for your injuries, but also for out of pocket expenses, from prescription charges to loss of earnings.
- Get sick pay. Most companies will offer sick pay for a certain amount of time after an accident. Make sure that you are getting everything that you are entitled to by speaking to your boss as soon as possible.
- Claim sickness benefit. if you have a doctor’s note which signs you off from work then you can use this to claim sickness benefit, which will add to your income for the whole time that you are off work.
- See what other benefits you are entitled to. Help may be available for housing and council tax relief if you are on sickness benefits, so research these and apply for everything that you think that you should be entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with accident claims
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were involved in an accident in West Lothian if you have proof that it was the fault of another person rather than any fault of your own. Accident Advice Helpline will work with you to establish whether you have grounds to make a claim. We’ll also tell you in principle how much compensation you could be entitled to. And if you choose to make a claim with us, we’ll work on your case on a no win, no fee basis, aiming to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve, as quickly and simply as possible.
We are a leading legal firm which specialises in personal injury claims. In existence since 2000, we have a great deal of experience and expertise, so you know your case is in safe hands with us.
If you’ve been involved in an accident in West Lothian, call now
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss your options and find out more about making an accident claim. Remember, in many cases you may only have three years to start a claim, so why not ring us today?
Date Published: 26th December 2014
Author: David Brown