If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, then the law in the UK, as well as the basic laws of common sense, would suggest that you should be entitled to claim compensation. But although the numbers of people making personal injury claims in Arun is growing, many of them still don’t get the full compensation value for their claim. The reason? They simply don’t have a full idea of how badly they have been injured.
How your injury counts
The law says that you will be able to claim compensation if you can demonstrate that the accident was not your fault, but that of someone else. It should also have happened within the last three years.
Many people assume this excludes some relatively minor injuries, which is why many people never make a claim – mistakenly believing that their injuries do not entitle them to compensation. This is not true.
For example, even an injury which keeps you off work for only a week can cause problems if you were not being paid during this time. Many companies work on the basis of zero hours or freelance contracts these days, which do not include the provision for anyone to be paid sick pay. If this includes you, then the courts might have to make a claim. As a basic guide you should ask yourself if the injury was bad enough to require medical attention – if not then it’s unlikely we can help you, but if so then it’s worth getting in touch and finding out what your rights are.
Making personal injury claims in Arun
However, even if you have been injured it is still possible to under claim. If the court awards compensation on account of your injuries they will make certain assessments about the severity of your injury and how much it has cost you. This includes any time taken off work, and any psychological problems you might be experiencing.
Often people have a medical assessment and stick with that, but it’s not always reliable. People often forget to mention certain problems, often believing that they are not connected. Whatever happens, you must tell us everything you’re experiencing – let us decide whether or not we think it is appropriate to mention. We may also offer another medical assessment before making personal injury claims in Arun to give us the best possible overview of your injuries.
Paying for your claim
For all the help and assistance we provide it is not possible for us to be certain about the outcome of your claim – that will all depend on the attitude of the courts, but what we can do is give you some good pointers.
So, if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Arun, give our team a call now to find out how we can help. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th August 2014
Author: David Brown