If you have been involved in an accident in or around Hove or neighbouring Brighton, you should ensure you make a claim for compensation if you are eligible. To be entitled to personal injury claims in Hove, your accident must have been someone else’s fault, resulted in the need for medical attention (perhaps from your GP or local hospital), and have happened within the past three years. In some instances there will be exceptions to these rules but broadly speaking, this is an accurate guide to eligibility for personal injury claims in Hove.
Why pursue personal injury claims in Hove?
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and were harmed as a result, then compensation is in place to protect you. It is not fair or just that you should suffer due to an incident that was caused by another person – and this is why it is important to pursue personal injury claims in Hove.
Compensation takes into account a wide range of factors and will be based on your personal circumstances. It will mainly take into account your injury type and severity, as this is what will impact upon your life in the greatest way. The impact may be felt in the following ways, which the claims process will consider:
- Loss of earnings due to your accident. For example, if you have been involved in a car crash and incurred a whiplash injury, your doctor may instruct you to rest completely for a time (perhaps days or even weeks) to ensure you do not worsen the impact. On the extreme end of the scale, a fall from height may leave you with a complete spinal injury resulting in paralysis from the point of injury downwards. If you are paralysed from the neck, you may be unable to work permanently – in this case, compensation will take into account the pay you are missing out on, including future pay rises, inflation and pension contributions.
- Expenses directly related to your accident. These may include the cost of specialist treatment, care costs (which you will be entitled to even if you are being cared for by family or friends), medication bills, modifications to your home and travel costs to and from appointments.
- The severity of your injury, taking into account any reduction in your quality of life, as well as your general outlook and prognosis – whether you are likely to suffer on a long or short term basis.
How to make a claim
A compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in making successful personal injury claims in Hove, guiding you through the process with the help of our highly trained advisory team. To start your claim today, please get in touch via our 24 hour advice line on 0800 180 4123, or simply fill out our short online claim form on our website.
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