Your accident could leave you with a number of injuries which could not only leave you unable to drive, exercise or play with your children, but also leave you out of work. Being unable to work could lead to a severe loss of earnings and therefore unable to pay your household bills. Read more about the financial implications of accidents below, as well as how you can claim with a Norwich law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Financial implications of personal injuries
Your accident could leave you with a number of unexpected bills and expenses to pay as a result of your injuries, including:
Whilst recovering from your injury, you may find it difficult to care for your children or relatives with tasks such as the school run or cooking dinner difficult. Getting some additional childcare can help ease the burden whilst you recover, but may prove expensive in the long run.
Your injuries may prevent you from maintaining your home and therefore require some additional help in the form of a cleaner, gardener or housekeeper. After a few weeks of paying for this kind of help, you may start to notice the effect on your finances.
Loss of earnings
One of the major consequences of a personal injury could be a loss of earnings. If your employer only pays statutory pay or even no sick pay, you could find yourself without your main source of income and thus unable to pay bills or your rent/mortgage along with other expenses – which could put you into debt.
Medical and travel expenses
You may be forced to pay a number of medical and travel expenses as you recover, such as prescription costs, costs of travelling back and forth the hospital as well as additional treatments. If the accident wasn’t your fault, it is unfair that you should have to pay these costs, which is where making a compensation claim could help.
Accident Advice Helpline – your Norwich law firm
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms dealing exclusively with personal injury claims. In order to make a claim with us, your accident must have taken place within the last three years, led to a personal injury and been someone else’s fault. Our online eligibility checker will tell you if you are eligible within 30 seconds and show you the next steps.
By making a claim with us, you will be covered by our 100% no win, no fee policy, ensuring that you will have no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. See how we can help you by calling us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles).
Date Published: 25th July 2014
Author: David Brown