Personal Injury Claims in Paignton
Being involved in an accident can be a distressing experience, especially if the accident was not your fault. Suffering due to another person’s mistakes or negligence can be difficult to come to terms with, but if you have been injured as a result then it is your right to make a claim for compensation.
If you live in or near to Paignton, South Devon, then you may not expect to be involved in an accident – but unfortunately nowhere is exempt from the risk of personal injuries. As a result, it is best to be prepared to make personal injury claims in Paignton in case you need to pursue compensation.
How personal injury claims in Paignton work
Just like any other claim, personal injury claims in Paignton must firstly be considered eligible for compensation. This means:
- Your accident must have happened within the past three years
- It must have been someone else’s fault
- You must have required medical attention as a result of the injuries suffered
You can either check your eligibility against this criteria, or alternatively use a simple online tool. Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test will also provide an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to, should you be eligible to make a claim.
The next step, once you have confirmed you are eligible, is to get in touch with a compensation provider to progress your claim. Your initial contact need not be time consuming – with Accident Advice Helpline, you can simply fill out our short online claim form, await a call back after taking our 30 second test, or alternatively give us a ring on our 24 hour advice line 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Once you have spoken with one of our friendly and professional advisors, you will be given a clear picture of how the claims process will work in relation to your specific personal injury claims Paignton. Your injuries may have been incurred by a road traffic accident, an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall, and could include:
- Head, brain, neck and back injuries
- Spinal injuries, perhaps even causing paralysis
- Broken bones
- Muscle injuries including whiplash and groin strain
- Illnesses such as asbestos-related illness
- Industrial deafness
How is compensation calculated?
Your compensation amount typically depends upon the type and severity of your injury. Injuries that are considered minor such as a muscle strain causing short term discomfort will likely result in less compensation than a severe injury – perhaps paralysis caused by a spinal injury during a car crash.
The reason severity is taken into account is that typically the more severe your injury, the greater the impact upon your life. For example, if you have been paralysed you may be unable to work, will need specialist equipment, modifications to your home and ongoing care. This will all be a financial burden, which should be taken care of by compensation which is in place to protect you.
So get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today for friendly advice and an expert claims handling service on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 13th March 2013
Author: Sharon Parry