What exactly are personal injuries?
Personal injuries are exactly what they say they are. Injuries that happen to the body of a person, often as a result of being involved in an accident. They can be broken bones, sprains and strains or burns and can be the result of any type of accident. Having a personal injury can have many effects on the person suffering the injury. They can find themselves unable to work, be confined to their home for periods of time and even be hospitalised.
A minor injury may heal in a matter of days more severe injuries may take weeks, even months, and sadly there are a number of personal injuries from which the person will never completely recover. If you or someone close to you has suffered such an injury and the event that caused the injury was caused by someone else then there is a legal right to make a claim for something called compensation.
What exactly is compensation for personal injuries?
Compensation is a payment usually made by the insurer of the other party involved in the accident. The amount is decided either at the table by the solicitors of the parties involved or, if agreement can’t be reached, by a judge in a civil court. It is quite rare that a case actually makes it way into the courts as the guidelines for personal injury payments are understood by personal injury solicitors and an agreement is usually reached before the case reaches that stage.
The amount payable varies depending on: the injury, the long term prognosis for the victim and the financial repercussions of the event – such as lost earnings. When considering making a claim it always pays to bear in mind that although there are guidelines as to the amount payable for an injury such as whiplash, no two cases are the same so knowing someone who has been awarded a certain amount does not mean that will be the same in your particular case.
Getting advice on making a claim
One of the best things that anyone who is considering making a claim for compensation following personal injuries can do is to get sound advice from a legal firm with experience in the field and a reputation of high standing. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have over twelve years experience in helping people make succesful claims following personal injuries and have the support of Esther Rantzen who has one of the highest reputations as a campaigner for consumer rights in the United Kingdom.
We are here to help, advise, and process compensation claims for people all over the country whatever their background, injuries or financial situation. With two hundred solicitors as part of our team and a band of trained and sympathetic call handlers waiting to speak to you you can get no obligation advice twenty four hours a day seven days a week on our free phone number of 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile.)
If you have suffered personal injuries and are thinking of making a claim for compensation then call us today.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker