If you have suffered a Leicestershire car accident, you may have concerns about paying the bills whilst being unable to work. There are also some other costs that you may have to pay which you weren’t expecting as a result of your injuries. Read more about these costs as well as what you can do to claim compensation with Accident Advice Helpline below.
Costs associated with personal injury claims
- Domestic help and childcare – Should your injuries leave you without much mobility, you may find it difficult to carry out your usual household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, gardening as well as looking after your children. Getting in some additional help such as a childminder or a housekeeper is the easiest way to keep your home in order whilst you recover, but if your recovery goes into weeks or even months, you could find yourself drastically out of pocket.
- Medical and travel expenses – Whilst the bulk of your treatment costs will be covered by the NHS, there are some other costs which you may not have been expecting to pay such as prescription costs as well as the cost of travelling back and forth between hospital appointments. Whilst these costs may not seem like much, they can begin to add up over time, leaving a big hole in your wallet.
- Loss of earnings – Some injuries, including those suffered during a car accident may leave you unable to work for weeks or even months. Not all employers pay their workers full sick pay and if you were to be unlucky enough to suffer an accident, would you be able to afford your rent or mortgage and other household bills without your full salary? Claiming compensation for your injuries is one of the ways in which you can get compensated for any expenses that you’ve had to pay as a result of your accident.
What you can do to claim compensation for a Leicestershire car accident
In order to claim compensation for your injuries, you will firstly needed to demonstrate your eligibility. This includes:
- That the Leicestershire car accident occurred within the last three years
- Your injuries were the result of the accident
- You were not to blame for the accident
After working out whether or not you could qualify, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you proceed with your claim, taking care of all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf. With most claims being processed by phone, a court visit is unlikely.
Getting started with your claim is simple and straightforward. Simply give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and see how we can help you.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown