Everyone knows someone who has made a personal injury claim. Many people may have already made them, but for those who haven’t and are currently looking for a law firm in Dirleton with whom to place their claim, there are a few things about personal injury claims that are worth knowing.
What is meant by the term ‘personal injury claim?’
Personal injury is a term that is used to describe any type of injury which is caused to your body, whether from an accident at work, a motoring accident or a trip, slip or fall. These are just a few injuries, as of course accidents do occur in many places. The term ‘personal injury’ is also used to describe any illnesses or injuries resulting from clinical negligence, or from workplace and industrial incidents that affect the victim’s health.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim yourself. To do this, you need to employ the services of a law firm in Dirleton or national experts such as ourselves. The local area may not have too wide a choice, but there are national alternatives available to you.
What could you achieve by making a personal injury claim?
Victims of personal injury often have different reasons for wanting to make a personal injury claim. The main reason is often to claim monetary compensation for the pain and suffering they have gone through as a result of their accident. Often, compensation can also be recovered to reimburse any expenses connected to the personal injury, such as lost earnings while the injured person is off sick or medical expenses.
Another common reason that spurs people into making a compensation claim is to obtain a sense of justice, be it for themselves or for someone close to them. A judge finding in the injured person’s favour or obtaining an admission of liability from the person at fault can sometimes make all the difference to the injured person or their family, who then feel able to move on with the rest of their lives.
Some people who have suffered a personal injury make their claim as an attempt to change procedures so that others won’t be injured in the same way in the future.
Do you feel you should make a claim with a law firm in Dirleton?
If you feel that you would benefit from making a compensation claim, then you need to get advice before you begin. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been assisting people to make compensation claims for over 16 years. You can contact our team on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to talk about your search for a law firm in Dirleton and the call will place you under no obligation.
If you have any questions you want answered about compensation claims, call us today.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown