Who pays for compensation for Redcar and Cleveland accidents is not a question that should sway you when considering making a claim after an accident. If you have been disadvantaged by injuries from an accident that was caused by negligence or carelessness, then you are legally entitled to money to help with your recovery.
Personal injury law exists to give non-fault accident victims the compensation they need to restore their lives, as far as possible, to the way they were before the accident.
Who pays for compensation for Redcar and Cleveland accidents, though?
In the clear majority of cases, compensation is paid out by the insurance company of the party responsible for the accident. Most companies, statutory bodies and individuals such as drivers of vehicles are required by law to have insurance in place to protect them and the victims of any accidents caused by them.
You needn’t worry, then, if you bring a successful claim that the party responsible will have to pay you out of their own pockets.
How much compensation will be awarded in my case?
We cannot give you a definitive figure because every accident is different. If you call and discuss your case with us, we are happy to give you an estimate of what you might receive if successful. This is just a guide, though.
A compensation payment is usually made up of two elements:
- A sum that helps reimburse you for the many expenses you may have had as a result of the accident. This can cover numerous costs, from prescription charges and travel fares to loss of earnings; the price of any adjustments needed in your home to help you cope; the cost of childcare and so on.
- A sum to compensate for the injuries themselves. How much this will be is calculated on the basis of the severity of the injuries and how they have affected your life. If your health condition is ongoing, the law will look at the prognosis for your recovery and how you might be affected in future.
It’s therefore essential that one of your first steps after an accident should be to seek medical advice on your injuries. Your solicitor will need your doctor’s records if you decide to bring a claim against the party responsible for the accident.
Where can I get more advice on making a claim?
We’re happy to advise on any aspect of making a claim, free of charge. There is no obligation. So why not call today and we’ll tell you who pays for compensation for Redcar and Cleveland accidents and everything else you need to know before you commit to making a claim.
- Ring and speak to a friendly, knowledgeable adviser on our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Complete the 30 second test on our website.
Date Published: 12th November 2015
Author: David Brown