Personal accident claims in Linlithgow
A personal accident claim is a way of getting money if you have been injured in an accident in Linlithgow that was not your fault. You can make a claim, with the help of a personal injury lawyer, at a law firm called Accident Advice Helpline. The compensation has two elements. Firstly, it is for the injury itself. You can access a 30 second test at Accident Advice Helpline’s website and find out roughly how much your injury is worth or you can give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
As a general rule, the more serious injuries tend to have the higher values of compensation. Secondly, you can claim compensation for the money that you have lost as a result of the injury.
Personal accident claims in Linlithgow – Recovery following a broken toe
Having taken some initial advice about the personal accident claims case from Accident Advice Helpline and from your family doctor you may choose to treat your broken toe at home.
The injury is likely to constrict your ability to work and this could lose you money. Broken toes take an average of 4 to 6 weeks to heal totally. If you have young children to care for, this is not going to be easy if you cannot walk or get around easily. This may result in you paying for childcare. In the same way it is likely that performing household tasks will be hard and you may need to buy in extra help.
Personal accident claims in Linlithgow – Hospital expenses
More severe toe fractures are operated on. This can involve a general anaesthetic. Broken big toes are sometimes put in plaster – some people have to use crutches whilst their toe is healing. If you have had surgery for a broken toe or have been in plaster it is likely that there will be follow up hospital appointments and physiotherapy sessions. As well as all the above expenses this means that you will also have the travel expenses of getting to and from hospitals. This can be especially costly if you live in the country. There may be car parking expenses to pay as well. An injured toe can mean that you cannot drive and so you will need to pay for public transport to get you to the hospital and back home again.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry